With summer birthdays galore in my house and playdates all the time, I love having fun and unique treats on hand for my kids. Even better is a recipe I can make with them, and these Kool-Aid Cookies definitely make the mark!
They’re super easy to make, and you can be as creative with them as you want by picking different colors of Kool-Aid. I wanted to make “girl” colors since I have all girls, but you could make your cookies camo-colored, patriotic, or anything else you could possibly want. Your only limitation is the colors on the Kool-Aid packet shelf!
Looking for another fun dessert your kids will love? Make these yummy Daisy Pudding Dirt Cups!
Hidden Heart Kool-Aid Cookies
• 1 box of white cake mix
• 3/4 cups butter
• 2 eggs
• 3 Kool-Aid packets in the colors of your choice
Save some money on those Kool-Aid packets by shopping with Kool-Aid coupons!
1. Mix the softened butter and eggs in a bowl with a hand mixer until smooth. Add in cake mix and blend until mixed.
2. Separate the batter into three bowls. Add 1/2 a packet of Kool-Aid to each bowl, one color per bowl. Put dough in the fridge for a half hour or so.
3. Once dough is set, pull out the bowls and lay out some parchment paper. Place one scoop from each bowl onto the sheet.
4. Roll the triple colored dough into a ball, then roll out the ball into a thin rope and wrap the rope into a heart.
5. Put your heart-shaped cookie dough in the freezer for 10-20 minutes.
6. Gently dab the sides of the cookies in the sprinkles. For the inner heart part, lay the cookie down and push the sprinkles into the sides. Just be careful: As the dough warms, the cookies will become sticky and your fingerprints will be in them. I did a few at a time, letting the others sit on the sheet in the fridge.
7. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until done.
8. Let them cool and then enjoy!
You can get so creative with these cookies from the shape to the color. They look great, taste even better with their mix of flavors, and are a crowd pleaser!