As summer reaches its peak and the month of July begins, we find ourselves smuggling fireworks across state borders and purchasing excessive amounts of red, white and blue apparel. When you show up to this year’s Fourth of July BBQ, don’t show up empty handed (that’s rude and unpatriotic). Instead, roll up with this creative cookie recipe that will make you and your edible gift the star of the party.

Disclaimer: No play-dough was used in the making of this recipe, despite what it may look like.

Patriotic Cookies

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:30 minutes
  • Servings:24
  • Easy


  • 1 box sugar cookie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Blue food dye
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 2 handfuls red M&Ms
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375˚F.

  • Step 2

    Melt one stick of butter.

  • Step 3

    Combine butter with cookie mix.

  • Step 4

    Add one egg and mix.

  • Step 5

    Add drops of blue dye until desired color is reached (we added about 40 drops) and mix.

  • Step 6

    Add M&Ms and white chocolate chips and mix.

  • Step 7

    Place small balls of cookie dough on baking sheet.

  • Step 8

    Bake for 10-15 minutes at 375˚F.

  • Step 9

    Let cool and celebrate America.