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Red white and blue striped cookies on a red star plate
Red White and Blue 4th of July Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Chill Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
With just four basic kitchen ingredients and some patriotic food colors, you can celebrate with our 4th of July Sugar Cookies. Easy to make, our colorful cookies are fun for kids and especially delicious too!
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July Cookies, patriotic dessert
Servings: 36
Calories: 45 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until blended and fluffy.
  3. Add flour and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  4. Divide dough half and refrigerate half of the dough.
  5. Divide remaining dough into three equal pieces.
  6. Tint one piece of cookie dough blue.
  7. Tint one piece of cookie dough red.
  8. Shape each piece of dough (red, white and blue) into a log 8-inches long 1 ½ inches wide and about ¼-inch thick.
  9. Place blue dough on flat surface. Top with white dough then red dough.
  10. Roll in wax paper or parchment paper and freeze 30 minutes or until dough is firm enough to slice.
  11. Repeat with remaining refrigerated cookie dough.
  12. Slice chilled cookie dough log into 18 cookies.
  13. Arrange on prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with cake sparkles.
  14. Bake 15 minutes or until bottoms are golden.
  15. Cool 3 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
  16. Repeat with remaining chilled cookie dough log.
Recipe Notes

Makes 36 cookies

Nutrition Facts
Red White and Blue 4th of July Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 11IU0%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.