This Red White & Blue Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe is actually quite easy to make and they are pretty tasty too.
Kids love these tie-dye cookies because they are super fun to whip up and mix together. Each cookie will look different because each one is a work of art. So, let's get baking!
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Red White & Blue Cookies
These little cookies are a bit deceptive because they look like they are complicated - but they are really not! All you have to do is create three different sections of the cookie dough and then add the food coloring.
So simple, but the results are gorgeous and so festive! You can even use this basic recipe tutorial to make different colors for Halloween, Christmas, Easter, and Valentine's Day - you name it!
In fact, these patriotic cookies are the perfect things to serve at a cookout or BBQ. Add them to the dessert table with some Simple Surprise Patriotic Cupcakes. And if it's really hot out, make some Red White and Blue Popsicles, too.
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More Easy Patriotic Recipes
Check out these delicious recipes that I have shared over the years like our Red White and Blue Cookie Pizza for 4th of July. They are just perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Veteran's Day, especially our Red, White & Blue Patriotic Shortbread Bars Recipe. They are all tried and true recipes that I have made over the years, or my trusty food writers have made.
I think you will love them all - and the kids will love our Red, White & Blue Marshmallow Pops Recipe! Of course, this is just a small selection of patriotic recipes, but we have LOTS and lots of recipes on the blog that are perfect for your summer celebrations – just browse the red, white, and blue recipes category!
How to Make this Red White & Blue Cookies
If you know how to mix cookie dough and add food coloring, then you can make these cookies. It really is that simple! Whether you need July 4th cookies or cookies for Memorial Day, you'll love this easy chocolate chip cookies recipe.
All of the exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, here is what you'll need from the store.
- Butter, softened
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Chocolate chips
- Red and blue color gels
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Patriotic Cookies Steps With Pictures
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First, preheat the oven to 375 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
Add butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar to an electric mixer bowl and beat on high speed for about 5 minutes until fluffy.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl halfway through mixing.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
Mix together flour and baking soda and slowly beat just until combined.
Divide dough into thirds, coloring one-third blue, one-third red, and leaving one-third uncolored.
Divide the chocolate chips into fourths and pour one-fourth into the blue batter, one-fourth into the red batter, and one-fourth into the undyed batter. Set aside the remaining chocolate chips.
Use a teaspoon to scoop one-third of the white, red, and blue batter onto the spoon.
Roll the batter between your palms to make a 1" ball.
Place onto the baking sheet and use the reserved chocolate chips to press 4-5 into each cookie ball.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just browned. Remove from oven and let stand for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before using a spatula to move them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container.
How many cookies this recipe makes:
This Red White & Blue Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe makes 4 dozen cookies.
Freeze The Cookies
You can totally freeze these cookies, as they hold up well! They will stay fresh in the freezer for up to six months.
Best Food Gel For Baking
I used Wilton color gels in no-taste red and royal blue for the dye.
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Red White & Blue Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- Preheat oven to 375 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Add butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar to an electric mixer bowl and beat on high speed for about 5 minutes, until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl halfway through mixing.
- Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
- Mix together flour and baking soda and slowly beat just until combined.
- Divide dough into thirds, coloring one third blue, one third red and leaving one third uncolored. Divide the chocolate chips into fourths and pour one fourth into the blue batter, one fourth into the red batter and one fourth into the undyed batter. Set aside remaining chocolate chips.
- Use a teaspoon to scoop one third of the white, red and blue batter onto the spoon. Roll the batter between your palms to make a 1" ball. Place onto the baking sheet and use the reserved chocolate chips to press 4-5 into each cookie ball.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just browned. Remove from oven and let stand for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before using a spatula to move them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container.