Easy No Bake 4th of July Thumbprint Cookies

July 2, 2019

These red, white and blue 4th of July thumbprint cookies are as easy as mix, chill, and eat! No baking is necessary for this tasty dessert. 

Thumbprint cookies rolled in powdered sugar and pressed with red and blue M&Ms are evenly placed on a baking pan.

These cookies are perfect for your Fourth of July barbecues. This month is usually hot, and no bake cookies are a great way to avoid adding heat in the kitchen. You do not need to turn your oven on for yummy treats! If you think of fruit when you think of 4th of July, try my 4th of July Cake Cups with Fruit.

Thumbprint cookies rolled in powdered sugar are pressed with blue M&Ms on a baking pan.

What You Need for No Bake 4th of July Thumbprint Cookies

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 C powdered sugar
36 M&Ms

4th of July cookies are arranged on a plate.

How to Make 4th of July Thumbprint Cookies

With a mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy.

Add dry cake mix and whip until uniform.

Form dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet. You should have about 36 cookies. 

Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Cookie dough is rolled in powdered sugar.

Roll balls in powdered sugar and press an M&M in the center. For a clean look, I try to make sure the “m” is facing down.

Your no bake cookies are ready to serve! 

A thumbprint cookie has a bite taken out of it and is placed on a wood table.

Easy No Bake 4th of July Thumbprint Cookies

Easy No Bake 4th of July Thumbprint Cookies

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

These red, white and blue 4th of July thumbprint cookies are as easy as mix, chill, and eat! No baking is necessary for this tasty dessert. 

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 36 M&Ms

Instructions

  1. With a mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  2. Add dry cake mix and whip until uniform.
  3. Form dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Roll balls in powdered sugar and press an M&M in the center.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 155mg Carbohydrates: 48g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 39g Protein: 3g
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