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 the Fourth of July, 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.
What’s fun about these patriotic cookies is that you can choose different sprinkles for different 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.
Patriotic Cookies Recipe
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 cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
In a medium mixing 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.
Roll the dough in your hands to make 2-inch balls, and place them 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 cookie icing in a circle shape onto each cookie.
Before the icing dries, sprinkle each cookie with red, white and blue sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!
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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
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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.