We are coming up on the biggest all-American summer BBQ holiday of the year. So I thought I’d send you my festive cookie recipe now in case you debating what sweet treat to bring or serve at your family/friend BBQ.
I found the original verison of this recipe on pintrest then gave it to my mom so she could make cookies for father’s day. (For original recipe click here!). After seeing some amazing pictures and hearing how easy and delicious these cookies were I decided to make some of my own to share at our church picnic and with Luke’s co-workers.
So here is my 4th of July twist on the Funfetti cheesecake cookies.
4th of July Funfetti Cheesecake Cookies
Makes about 32 cookies
Prep time 5-10 minutes
Baking time 30 minutes
1 box stars and stripes Funfetti cake mix
(If you can’t find this cake mix then get a basic white cake mix and use 2 TBS red and blue sprinkles)
1 small box instant cheesecake pudding mix (you can use vanilla if you don’t like cheesecake)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup white chocolate chips (or red and blue candy coated chocolate pieces)
* If you want: extra red and blue sprinkles and/or some red/blue food die
1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, vegetable oil spray, or Silpats.
2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, vegetable oil, eggs, sprinkles and vanilla until a dough forms. You may be able to replace the oil and eggs for greek yogurt, I would suggest using about a 3/4 C.
3. If you want to add a blue or red tint to the dough add only 2/3 drops of one color and stir it in with the ½ cup of white chocolate chips. If you want red and blue stripes in the dough, add 2 drops each color and lightly stir it together after you have added the white chips.
4. Using a cookie scoop or small spoon, drop dough onto prepared cookie sheets 2 inches apart.
5. If you have leftover white chocolate chips or sprinkles you can press a few chips onto the tops of each cookie.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookie start to lightly brown on top.
The centers will still be very soft.
Let them cool for at least two minutes before trying to enjoy these deliciously sweet treats!
What’s your plan for the 4th?