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4th of July Cookies Recipe – Patriotic Star Sugar Cookies

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Celebrate the red, white and blue with these 4th of July cookies that are packed full of sweet goodness and patriotic colors! Quick and easy-to-make, these rolled sugar cookies are perfect for your July 4th and any other patriotic celebration.

4th of July sugar cookies on red background

Coming up with a dessert for Independence Day couldn’t be easier thanks to this Fourth of July cookie recipe!

Easy to make, these patriotic star sugar cookies are sure to impress your friends and will be a hit with both kids and adults alike. They’re fun, festive, and full of flavor!

PATRIOTIC COOKIES FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY

I absolutely adore creating recipes for holidays. It’s always so much fun to come up with festive desserts!

With summer almost here, it’s time to start thinking about patriotic recipes for Memorial Day and the 4th of July. This particular patriotic star-shaped sugar cookies cookie is not only quick and easy, but it’s also packed full of patriotic colored fun!

Ready to see how to make these delicious Patriotic Star Sugar Cookies? Keep in mind that this recipe will yield 1 1/2 dozen patriotic star sugar cookies.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PATRIOTIC STAR SUGAR COOKIES

Kids and adults will love these colorful homemade cookies for the Fourth of July! And the best thing is, you only need a few ingredients to create these super-cute melt-in-your-mouth 4th of July cookies!

You will find the full ingredients and directions in the free printable recipe card at the end of this post.

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Patriotic Star Sugar Cookies ingredients

INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE FOURTH OF JULY COOKIES

This homemade white chocolate Easter bunny is way better than whatever the Easter Bunny may put in your basket. And you only need a few ingredients to make it!

These sugar cookie ingredients include the following:

  • eggs
  • butter – melted and cooled
  • flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • vanilla extract
  • White sanding sugar crystals
  • Red chocolate melts (I prefer Wilton’s brand)
  • White chocolate melts
  • Royal blue chocolate melts
  • Red, White and Blue Star Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE PATRIOTIC STAR COOKIES FOR 4th OF JULY

Step One: Prep

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

Step Two: Make Cookie Dough

  • Add the eggs and butter to a medium mixing bowl and whisk to blend well.
  • In another larger mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar and baking powder. Stir until mixed.
  • Add in the vanilla and stir well.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Blend until fully incorporated.
Patriotic Star Sugar Cookies make dough

Step Three: Roll and Cut

  • Roll the dough out on a floured surface. You can make the cookies as thick or as thin as you want. I usually keep mine around 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick.
  • Using a star cookie cutter, cut out 18 star-shaped cookies and place them on the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Sprinkle white sanding sugar crystals (optional) on top of each cookie.
Patriotic Star Sugar Cookies Process use cookie cutter to cut out cookie shapes

Step Four: Bake, Cool & Add Red Chocolate Melt to Middle

  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, being extra careful not to let the cookies brown.
  • Allow them to cool on the cookie sheets for about 5 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to finish cooling.
  • While the star-shaped sugar cookies are still warm, place a red chocolate melt in the middle of each cookie.
add red chocolate to middle of each cookie while warm

Step Five: Decorate

  • In a small, microwave safe bowl, melt the blue chocolate candies for 45 seconds. Stir until melted. (Depending on your microwave, you may have to microwave in 8 second additional intervals until melted).
  • With a spoon, lightly drizzle the melted blue chocolate across the top of each cookie.
  • Repeat these steps with the white chocolate melts.
  • Then lightly sprinkle the red, white and blue star sprinkles on top of each cookie.
  • Be sure to let the icing set before serving or storing.
drizzle on white and blue melted candy melts

And that’s it. Your red, white and blue star-shaped sugar cookies are ready to enjoy!

Fourth of July Cookie Tips

  • The icing needs to set completely before storing or serving.
  • Be careful not to overmix the cookie dough batter or icing. The consistency will not be the same.
  • Make sure to roll the cookie dough about ½ inch thick.
Patriotic Star Sugar Cookies on blue background

How Long Do Decorated Sugar Cookies Keep?

These fun 4th of July sugar cookies will keep for up to 5 to 7 days when stored at room temperature inside an airtight container.

Just be sure that the icing has set completely before storing.

VERSATILE SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE

Aside from the ease of making and delicious taste, another one of my favorite things about this rolled sugar cookie recipe is that it can be used for any holiday or special occasion. Simply change out the cookie cutter shape and the icing and sprinkles colors!

Think black cats and orange pumpkins for Halloween, red and green stars for Christmas, blue and white dreidels for Hanukkah – you get the idea!

close up of patriotic star sugar cookies

MORE PATRIOTIC RECIPES FOR JULY FOURTH AND MEMORIAL DAY

Coming up with a dessert for Independence Day couldn’t be easier! (… Or tastier!) Discover more delicious patriotic treats with my must-make recipes for summer get-togethers!

PRINTABLE 4TH OF JULY COOKIE RECIPE

Below is the easy-peasy printable version of this 4th of July cookies recipe!

Yield: 12 cookies

Patriotic Star Sugar Cookies

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Star Sugar Cookies spread out on blue background

These mouth-watering Red, White and Blue Patriotic Star Sugar Cookies are perfect for Memorial Day, the 4th of July and any other patriotic celebration

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup butter, 2 sticks- melted and cooled
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Wilton white sanding sugar crystals
  • 18 Wilton red chocolate melts
  • 1/2 cup Wilton white chocolate melts
  • 1/2 cup Wilton Royal blue chocolate melts
  • Red White & Blue Star Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Add the eggs and butter to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to blend well.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar and baking powder. Stir until mixed.
  4. Add the vanilla and stir well. Pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Blend until fully incorporated.
  5. Roll the dough out on a floured surface. You can make the cookies as thick or as thin as you want.
  6. Using a star cookie cutter, cut out 18 star shapes and place them on the cookie sheets. Sprinkle white sanding sugar crystals (optional) on top of each cookie.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not let the cookies brown.
  8. Cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.
  9. While still warm, place a red chocolate melt in the middle of each cookie.
  10. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the blue chocolate candies for 45 seconds. Stir until melted. (Depending on your microwave, you may have to microwave in 8 second additional intervals until melted).
  11. With a spoon, lightly drizzle the melted blue chocolate on top of each cookie.
  12. Repeat steps 10-11 with the white chocolate melts.
  13. Lightly sprinkle the red, white and blue star sprinkles on top of each cookie.
  14. ENJOY!!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 506Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 207mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 2gSugar: 34gProtein: 7g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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close up of an Red, White and Blue Patriotic Star Sugar Cookies

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