These easy Red, White & Blue Patriotic Cookies are perfect for your next Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day party. Fun and festive blue cookies!
There are several times of year where patriotic cookies are something that you’re going to want to have on-hand. Whether you’re making them for a Fourth of July celebration, Labor Day or Memorial Day, this recipe is easy and tasty!
The cookies have a light blue tint, but when you finish them off with red, white and blue sprinkles, you’ll be good to go for any of our popular patriotic holidays. If you don’t have enough sprinkles, use some red white and blue M&M’s. The best part is that they are super versatile as far as decoration.
What’s fun about these patriotic cake mix cookies is that you can choose different and fun sprinkles for individual cookies. Change it up! Let the kids decorate the cookies after you bake them or just alternate the sprinkles types. The ball sprinkles will be crunchier and the long sprinkles are generally softer.
Richer than your typical sugar cookie recipe and more celebratory than chocolate chip cookies or even a cookie cake, these patriotic cookies are a unique addition to your dessert table. Plus, if you are serving a large group, you can just double your batch of dough, grab some extra icing and you’ll be all set.
This blue dessert is a real crowd-pleaser and is the perfect dessert for your next patriotic party! They are the best cookies for independence day and they will become one of your favorite recipes to make for these holidays!
Patriotic Cookies Recipe
How To Make:
1 box white cake mix
1 small box blue raspberry gelatin (I used Jolly Rancher brand, 2.79 oz)
6 Tbsp butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 large egg
Betty Crocker vanilla cookie icing (in a pouch)
Red white and blue sprinkles
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. You may end up needing two cookie sheets depending on how large each cookie dough ball ends up.
In a large bowl, add the cake mix and dry gelatin. Whisk to blend well.
Mix in the butter, cream cheese and egg. With an electric hand mixer, beat on medium speed for about 3 minutes until all of the ingredients are well incorporated and the cookie dough is light and creamy. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl so that all of the raw ingredients are mixed together.
Roll the dough in the palm of your hand to make 2-inch balls, and place the round cookie dough on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once the cookies have cooled completely, place them on a cookie sheet. You may want to place wax paper underneath to make it easier for decorating, but it’s not a necessity.
Pipe the white icing in a circle shape onto each cookie. You want a thin layer so that you have enough for all of the cookies.
Before the icing dries, sprinkle each cookie with red, white and blue sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!
Store these in an airtight container or on a large plate covered in plastic wrap for up to a week.
Can I Make This Patriotic Dessert Different Colors?
This easy patriotic treat has some very basic ingredients which will allow you to change up the color combination. The blue color of the cookies come from the color of the blue raspberry gelatin, so if you change that color, you change the color of the cookies. If you would prefer red cookies, choose a red variety. If you want a green color for another holiday, choose that. These can become your favorite cookies for various celebrations!
Are You Looking For More Fun Patriotic Desserts? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- American Flag Snack Cakes
- Red White And Blue Jello Parfaits
- Red, White And Blue M&M’s Cookie Pizza
- Patriotic Pudding Cups
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.