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Overhead photo of red velvet cake mix cookies with red, white, and blue M&M's on a white plate on a blue star napkin.
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5 from 3 votes

4th of July Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

4th of July Cookies are red velvet cookies made with just 5 easy ingredients to create soft, chewy festive cookies that all the kids will love!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 14 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 59kcal



  • Add the cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs to a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat until combined. Fold in half of the M&M’s.
  • Cover the bowl and chill the dough in the refrigerator for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to portion out the dough and gently roll into balls. Then roll the balls in the sugar to coat. Place the balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8 to 9 minutes. Do not over bake these cookies, they will look puffy and slightly underdone, but they will finish cooking on the baking sheet after coming out of the oven.
  • Press the M&M’s into the tops of the cookies right after they come out of the oven, then let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • It is extremely important that you chill these cookies for at least 45 minutes and not too much longer than 1 hour. The dough will be too soft to shape and roll without chilling.
  • Prior to the 1-hour chilling mark, these cookies really puff up and have more of a soft and chewy texture, after 1 hour they can become hard and crunchy.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Feel free to change out the cake mix flavor and add-ins to match the season.


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg