Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies! Red, White and Blue chewy chocolate chip cookies are easy and oh so festive!

Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies are red, white and blue, easy to make, and totally festive! They are the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe!

Let’s all get a little patriotic, shall we? Whether you are in full ‘Merica mode, or are a patriot on the inside, there is no reason that you can’t enjoy a chewy, chocolate chip cookie that just happens to be red, white and blue. Of course, I used some pretty gold stars on top too…because…pretty. But those are totally optional.

This year for the 4th will be the second one in a row that my youngest kiddo is spending in a cast of some sort. Last year he fractured his heel with one week of school left, and this year he broke his arm on the first Monday of summer break. This kid sure doesn’t have the best luck…

BUT instead of swimming, he and I will be sitting on the patio with a few of these cookies in-hand. I say that’s a close second, yes?

Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies! Red, White and Blue chewy chocolate chip cookies are easy and oh so festive!

And if you’re looking to buy those sweet little foil gold stars, here’s where I ordered mine. You could also use star shaped sprinkles too!

The process is super easy. If you guys remember my Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies from a few weeks ago, they are what inspired these! The Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is almost identical, but I wanted to dedicate a whole post to these, because I loved how they turned out so much!

All you do is make your cookie dough…

Cookie Dough

And divide it into 3, equal parts.

You will leave one portion plain, and you’ll dye one red…

Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies

And the other blue…

Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Roll each portion into a long log, place them next to each other on a sheet of cling wrap, and smush them together.

How to make Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Then you just grab some dough, roll it into a ball and place it on your cookie sheet!

Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies

When they bake, they will be totally perfect. I promise you…

How to make red white and blue Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now is when I sprinkled some of those cute stars on. If you are not using the foil stars, and rather regular sprinkles, you can even place them on top of the dough before you bake them…totally up to you!

I am pretty obsessed with these festive Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies and hope you love them! Have a great July 4th!

The Perfect 4th of July Dessert!


Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 9 mins
  • Total Time Total Time: 24 mins
  • Yield Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Cookies
  • Method Method: Baking
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert


Red White and Blue Cookies that are festive and delicious!



  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • red and blue food coloring
  • golden star sprinkles, if desired


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter and both sugars together for 2 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, vanilla, salt, and baking soda and continue mixing for 1 minute until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour, mixing until just incorporated.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips evenly.
  5. Divide the cookie dough into 3 equal portions. Using the food coloring, color one portion of the dough red, and the other blue, leaving one uncolored.
  6. Roll each dough into approximately a 15-inch rope. Place the three next to each other on a large piece of cling wrap. Wrap the cling wrap up tightly, pressing the doughs together forming a large log. Remove the cling wrap and breaking off the dough with your hands into approximately 2-tablespoon portions. Roll the dough into a loose ball and place it onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 9 minutes or until the edges are set. Don’t over bake these!!
  7. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. If desired sprinkle with star sprinkles, pressing them gently into the warm cookie.


Be careful to not over bake these. There is a slightly larger amount of flour in these to ensure thickness, but if you bake them too long, they will get very firm. The cookies might even seem under-baked when you remove them from the oven. This is fine.

Nutrition Information:

1 cookie
14.7 g
105 mg
9 g
23.5 g
2.4 g
23.9 mg

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Jul 3, 2021 2:25 pm

This is a difficult recipe. My cookies are
Spreading and I followed the recipe to a t. I did mix it a lot and have to use a ton of food coloring to get anywhere near the red and blue you have. I suspect my dough is way over mixed. Color is a dark pink and light blue the dough is not white like yours appears to be in it’s undyed portions but I figured that would be the case. Had to bake about 15 minutes. I love this concept it is not working for me though.

Jul 2, 2021 8:51 pm

These were actually very easy to make and turned out yummy! I didn’t end up with large cookies because I was worried they might run but they held their size. I used drops of food coloring and it did turn out a bit pastel like but still a success!

Jul 2, 2021 6:30 pm

We made these to send out with our weekly meals for our senior citizens – they came out great !

Jul 2, 2021 4:40 pm

is this cookie recipe good for mailing?

May 31, 2021 1:56 pm

I didn’t use your recipe for cookie dough, but for inspiration using my much loved recipe…so happy how they came out!

Jackie Barrell
May 28, 2021 12:08 pm

Hi Shelly! I’m making these now and they are spreading and won’t keep their shape? I tried chilling the dough and still spreading, any tip?

Lori D
Aug 8, 2020 11:49 am

Made these in a jelly roll pan without the food coloring for a quick version. Baked at 350 for 25 minutes and they came out great!

Jul 9, 2020 5:43 pm

How much gel food coloring did you put in? I put in a boat load and my sister actually laughed at my cookies because they were pinkish/red and teal. Measurements on food coloring would be super helpful. I bought the gold stars and they were adorable!

Jordyn Slaven
Jul 4, 2020 12:24 am

they were very dry and the color was faded. I had to cook much longer than 9 minutes, because they were still wet. Also had trouble rolling into logs. they taste decent. very messy recipe, but the final result is pretty.

Jul 2, 2020 10:09 pm

these took forever to bake- way longer than 9 minutes per batch. came out raw

Jul 4, 2020 3:46 pm
Reply to  erica

Same. Mine were raw after 9 min.

Jul 4, 2019 6:54 pm

Did you use unsalted or salted butter?

Jun 20, 2019 11:57 pm

No idea how you got the color to look like that. I just made these and they are pink, green and beige. Total fail. They taste good.

May 26, 2019 7:04 am

What should I do if I want to make these Sunday morning to bake Monday morning?

Jun 30, 2017 1:50 pm

milk chocolate chips or semi sweet?

Jun 30, 2017 8:15 am

Quick question: what brand food coloring do you use? Whenever I color something red it always comes out pink!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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