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Easy No Bake 4th of July Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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

If you love soft, chewy cookies, you have to try this recipe. Although they are called cookies, they are more like doughy cake balls. SO GOOD!

These little cookies are so easy to pop in your mouth, you won’t be able to stop eating them!

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.

Patriotic No Bake Cookies Ingredients

To make this easy Fourth of July cookie recipe, you will need the following ingredients (scroll down to the recipe card below for the full recipe):

  • Cream cheese
  • Yellow cake mix
  • Powdered sugar
  • Patriotic M&Ms

4th of July cookies are arranged on a plate.

How to Make No Bake 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 No Bake 4th of July Thumbprint Cookies has a bite taken out of it and is placed on a wood table.

Can I Make These Ahead of Time?

You can keep these cookies in the fridge until ready to eat. However, the powdered sugar tends to absorb into the cookie over time, so wait to roll them in powdered sugar until you are ready to serve.

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 No Bake 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: 319Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 39gProtein: 3g

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