4th of July Cookies Recipe

June 24, 2020

Looking for the best 4th of July desserts? These monster cookies are made with red and blue M&M’s and sprinkled with red, white, and blue stars. Our favorite 4th of July cookies with a red, white, and blue theme!

Cookies with red white and blue sprinkles and M&Ms

These festive cookies are loaded with flavor and are made with oats, peanut butter, cinnamon and chocolate. YUM!

Fourth of July Cookie Ingredients

To make this Fourth of July dessert recipe, you will need the following ingredients (scroll down to the recipe card below for the full recipe):

  • Butter: always use unsalted butter when baking unless the recipe specifies salted butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sugar: you will use both brown sugar and granulated sugar in this sweet cookie recipe
  • Peanut butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Quick oats
  • Red and blue M&Ms
  • Red, white, and blue sprinkles
  • Chocolate chips
  • Egg, flour, baking powder, baking soda: the necessary ingredients for baking cookies

Cookie dough in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon

How to Make Red, White and Blue Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the ingredients. Cream the butter and sugars together in a medium sized bowl using a hand mixer. Once you have a creamy texture, add the vanilla, egg, and peanut butter. Mix well. In a separate bowl blend together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder with a whisk. Pour the dry mixture into the bowl with the wet mixture. Use a wooden spoon to mix all ingredients well, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the fun stuff. Add the M&Ms, sprinkles, and chocolate chips and continue to blend with the spoon.
  4. Prepare a baking sheet. Using a scoop, add 2 inch balls of cookie dough to the sheet and separate them by a few inches.
  5. Bake cookies for 11-12 minutes, or until the edges start to brown. Press down with the back of a spoon one minute before removing them from the oven. Continue to bake.
  6. Cool the cookies. Remove the cookies from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool for a minute before placing them on a wire cooling rack. 

4th of July Cookies on a wire cooling rack

Tips for Patriotic Cookies

  • If you want the cookies to have extra M&M’s and sprinkles, add a few to the tops right after they come out of the oven and press down gently.

4th of July Cookie with a bite out of it with more cookies in the background on a cooling rack

Other 4th of July Desserts

4th of July Cake in a Jar

Red, White and Blue 4th of July Popcorn

4th of July Cake Cups with Fruit

No Bake 4th of July Cookies

Stack of cookies next to a mason jar with milk and straws

4th of July Cookies

4th of July Cookies

These 4th of July monster cookies are made with red and blue M&M’s and sprinkled with red, white, and blue stars.

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ¾ cup red and blue M&Ms
  • 3 Tablespoons red, white, and blue sprinkles
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and sugars together in a medium sized bowl using a hand mixer. Once you have a creamy texture, add the vanilla, egg, and peanut butter. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl blend together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder with a whisk.
  4. Pour the dry mixture into the bowl with the wet mixture.
  5. Use a wooden spoon to mix all ingredients well, about 1 minute.
  6. Add the M&Ms, sprinkles, and chocolate chips and continue to blend with the spoon.
  7. Prepare a baking sheet. Using a scoop, add 2 inch balls of cookie dough to the sheet and separate them by a few inches.
  8. Bake cookies for 11-12 minutes, or until the edges start to brown. Press down with the back of a spoon one minute before removing them from the oven. Continue to bake.
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven. If you want the cookies to have extra M&M’s and sprinkles, now is the perfect time to add a few to the tops and press down easily.
  10. Allow the cookies to cool for a minute before placing them on a wire cooling rack. 

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