1776ers (Patriotic Perfection Cookies)

When I was trying to name these cookies I went to my Facebook audience to ask their advice because everything I came up with was super lame… and WOW! I need to start asking FB for their opinion more often! Y’all came up with some super creative names for these cookies! I couldn’t decide between two, so I combined them. I ultimately went with 1776ers because the teacher in me couldn’t pass up the teaching opportunity when kids ask why they’re called 1776ers. Teacher probs. And I loved the way Patriotic Perfection rolls off the tongue. I’m a sucker for a good alliteration. More teacher probs. Y’all gave me so many good ideas, I already have a name for the next red, white, and blue dessert I’m posting this week! Thank you!

For some reason this is the first cake mix cookie I have ever shared with y’all, which is weird because I love the things! This easy shortcut became popular a couple years ago and people have been making crazy good cake mix cookies ever since. I love to make cookies from scratch, but when I have a lot of cooking to do, I always gravitate towards the cake mix kind. They are just SOOOOOOO simple!

These particular little gems are my favorite of the cake mix cookies variety. Probably because I really love the 4th of July. Like, reallllylylylylylyylyly love it. It comes just below Christmas on my favorite holiday list. I love what it stands for, all the festive parties, seeing American flags everywhere, and of course the FiReWoRks! Growing up, my parents always brought festive snacks with us to go watch fireworks. This year, these cookies are the perfect firework watching treat!

You’re going to love how easy they are to make. One bowl, three ingredients (plus your festive additions), and very little time. Thats my kind of dessert!



So few ingredients! One of the many reasons I love these cookies.


The base is a white cake mix.


Add 2 eggs and…


…1/3 cup of canola oil. THAT IS IT! Seriously, I don’t know how these could be any easier.

And yes, I am aware this picture is blurry. The product of late night baking. Whoops!


There is absolutely nothing better than a one bowl dessert. I realllllllllyyyyy don’t like doing dishes.


When you add the festive candies and sprinkles the dough instantly becomes so festive!


Beautiful looking! And equally as tasty. I don’t follow the “don’t eat raw dough” rule. A life without cookie dough is no life at all!


There is just something about red, white, and blue together. Love it!


I use a little scooper to make sure the cookies will be about the same size and then put more candies and sprinkles on top. I do this so people know exactly what is in the cookies. Oh and because I’m a slight (not slight at all) perfectionist.


The ultimate 4th of July cookie!


They may be the prettiest cookies I’ve ever made. One glance and there is no doubt what holiday these beauts were made for.


I love cookies from a cake mix because they are so simple, but also because the cookies bake up pretty thick. I’m usually not a fan of flat cookies. Or apparently flat stomaches at the rate I’m eating these leftover candies.


Gooey, chewy, delicious little bites of freedom!



(Makes 18-20 medium cookies)

  • 1  box white cake mix
  • 2  eggs
  • 1/3  cup canola oil
  • 1/2  cup colored candies
  • 1/2  cup colored sprinkles

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Scoop similar size balls out onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat. Bake for 10 minutes. Once the cookies are done baking, let them cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet. Remove the cookies (I put all mine on a big piece of foil on the counter) and let them cool completely. Enjoy!

Have a fun and safe 4th of July!

Much love,



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