Red, White and Blue Patriotic Cookies

If you’re looking for a quick and easy 4th of July recipe, these red, white and blue patriotic cookies are perfect! With just 6 simple ingredients, they’re fast to make and they taste delicious!

This recipe is perfect for 4th of July!

Sometimes you just need a simple dessert recipe that only uses a few ingredients. You know, like when you need to take food to a potluck or a picnic.

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Patriotic Cookies

These cookies are the perfect 4th of July dessert, because they’re red, white and blue! I just love how festive they look, and I also love that they’re SIMPLE.

The basic recipe for these cookies has been in my family for over 20 years. So, that makes it one of those special family recipes that I enjoy pulling out and using again.

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The only change I made to our original family recipe was to add the red, white and blue m&m’s to make them the perfect patriotic cookies.

How to Make Them

Get out a big mixing bowl and add the first 5 ingredients. (For the oil, I used coconut oil.) Use an electric mixer to blend all the ingredients together until smooth.

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Dump in the m&m’s and stir them gently with a spoon to combine them with the rest of the ingredients.

Drop the dough from a teaspoon onto an un-greased cookie sheet (I’ve been using these for almost 20 years now!). I love to use a cookie scoop for this, because it’s easy and the cookies turn out nice and round.

patriotic cookies

Pop them into the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes (mine took about 12).

4th of July cookies

If you use a teaspoon or cookie scoop, this recipe makes about 40 cookies.

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Red, White and Blue Patriotic Cookies

These are the perfect 4th of July cookies, and they only have 6 ingredients!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 cookies
Author: Joy Kincaid


  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup red, white and blue m&m candies


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Blend cake mix, flour, egg, water, and oil with an electric mixer just until well blended.
  • Gently stir in m&m's.
  • Drop from teaspoon onto an un-greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until edges of cookies are just beginning to turn brown.
  • Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

patriotic cookies

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  1. I am totally saving this one for the fourth of july:) Thanks for sharing! Joining you from the Friday favorties linkup!

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