Fireworks Cookies and Cream Cookies - Can You Smell That? hmmm - Colonial Airstream
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It’s not always easy to create home-made treats when you’re cooking on the go —whether you don’t have the space to store ingredients, or simply can’t take fancy cooking gear along for the trip. Here’s a simple recipe that can spruce up your 4th of July weekend celebrations.


  • 1 vanilla cake mix
  • 8 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups Oreo cookie chunks (14 chocolate cream-filled)
  • 3/4 cup red, white, & blue M&M’s, divided
  • 1/2 cup red, white, & blue sprinkles, divided



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Set out cookie sheets.
  2. Mix together the cake mix, butter, egg, and vanilla until soft dough forms.
  3. Add the cream cheese and mix again.
  4. Stir in the cookie chunks, 1/2 cup M&M’s, and 1/4 cup of the sprinkles gently. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to an hour.
  5. Roll into 24 even dough balls. Press the remaining M&M’s into the tops of the dough balls. Add extra sprinkles to the tops of the dough balls, if desired.
  6. Place the dough balls on the cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on the cookie sheets for 2 minutes, before moving them to a piece of parchment paper on the counter. Let the cookies cool completely, and then store in a tightly sealed container. Makes 24 cookies.