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Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s all get a little patriotic, and 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!

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Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies

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


I prefer using red food color gel instead of liquid. It produces a more vibrant red color, and you won’t need to use as much.

*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.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 179
  • Sugar: 14.7 g
  • Sodium: 105 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.5 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.9 mg

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33 comments on “Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Kristin Eoff

    These were fantastic and looked great! I chilled my dough, so they turned out soft and fluffy, just like I like them. This will be my new chocolate chip cookie recipe! Better than Tollhouse! I used regular butter and baked them about 8-9 mins. Also, I used liquid food color, and they aren’t quite as bright as yours, but they still look very festive.

  2. 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.

    1. I use a red food gel coloring to achieve a true red without having to use a ton of food coloring. I have found that the gels deliver a better result. I am guessing that’s where you ran into the problem!

      1. It may be helpful to write this in your notes or list of ingredients section so the cookies come out the same as yours. Cookies are so bright and beautiful.

  3. 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!

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


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

  6. Jackie Barrell

    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?

    1. That’s very strange, I’ve never had that issue… could be a few things causing the cookies to spread, but since you have the dough already done I would recommend to troubleshoot: baking them at a slightly higher temp, like 375°F, and taking them out as soon as they start to set up at the edges, 7-8 minutes. If they still spread as soon as they come out of the oven and are warm use a spatula to press the edges back and reform them. Hope this helps!

  7. 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!

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