Looking for a patriotic sweet treat to serve at your celebration? These red white and blue swirl cake mix cookies are the perfect easy solution. They are soft and delicious with that fabulous USA flair!
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Everyone knows I’m a sucker for desserts. Not only have I always had a sweet tooth but desserts are so much easier to make pretty.
I mean, if my lobster came out looking like a unicorn I likely wouldn’t be able to eat it. Yuck! On the other hand, if you give me a cookie that looks like a unicorn, I’m all about it.
That’s why you will always find new holiday treat recipes like these red white and blue swirl cake mix cookies on DIY Adulation. Colorful, pretty, and festive desserts are a fabulous creative outlet that you get to share with friends and family.
First, preheat your oven to 375° F.
Next empty both boxes of cake mix into a large mixing bowl.
Add your eggs and milk and stir until thoroughly mixed.
- The batter should be thick but not stiff like sugar cookie dough.
Next, separate your batter into thirds in 3 mixing bowls.
Once your batter is separated, add blue food coloring to one bowl of batter and red to a second bowl of batter.
- The amount of food coloring will vary depending on which kind you use. Gel coloring will not require as much for vibrant colors. The liquid kind that comes in a 4 pack will require a significant amount.
Stir the food coloring into the batter thoroughly. Be sure to either rinse off your spoon/spatula between colors or use a separate one for each color. You don’t want to end up with purple in one of your bowls.
After your red and blue batter is mixed, add dollops of each of the 3 batters into a piping bag alternately.
- Try not to over-fill your piping bag. Only add what will fit on a cookie sheet at a time otherwise your colors will start to mix as they sit.
Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the end off of your filled piping bag and pipe on your cookies in a swirl motion.
Bake in the over at 375° F for 8 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cool on the rack for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Makes Roughly 84 Cookies
Aren’t these red white and blue swirl cake mix cookies fantastic? They are seriously the softest cookies you will ever taste.
If you want to make them in advance of your party you can store them in the fridge for up to a weeks and they will still be soft.
Any longer than that and I recommend freezing them. Remember to pull them out 12-24 hours in advance to ensure they defrost in time for your celebration!
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