Red, White, and Blue Star Cookies

Red, White, and Blue Star Cookies

It’s that time of year for red, white, and blue. And flags, stars, and all things patriotic. Including cookies.

The cookies are soft, chewy, made in one bowl, and you don’t have to roll out dough. Love that.

I used my trusty blondie base, baked the dough off in a pan, and then used star-shaped cookie cutters to cut out the cookies before frosting and decorating them.

The cookies are buttery with vanilla notes that shine through thanks to the McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract I used.

It’s a total staple in my kitchen. You can never go wrong with it.

Rather than making scratch frosting, I took a shortcut and used white store-bought and stirred in McCormick Red Food Color.

If you want to make scratch frosting, there’s one listed in the recipe section.

There are red, white, and blue sprinkles baked into the cookies and on top. The more the merrier.

The star-shaped cookies are perfect for Fourth of July get-togethers, parties, potlucks, and your friends and family will thank you as they’re nibbling away. Don’t tell them about all the edges and odds-and-ends pieces you nibbled when you were cutting out the stars. I swear those are the best parts.

Remember to save the recipe for Labor Day and Memorial Day, too.

Looking for other 4th of July desserts? McCormick has you covered with Firework Poke Cake or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stars.

Red, White, and Blue Star Cookies

The cookies are soft, chewy, made in one bowl, and you don’t have to roll out dough. I used my trusty blondie base, baked the dough off in a pan, and then used star-shaped cookie cutters to cut out the cookies before frosting and decorating them. The cookies are buttery with vanilla notes that shine through thanks to the McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract. White storebought frosting with McCormick Red Food Color stirred makes the frosting a breeze. The star-shaped cookies are perfect for Fourth of July get-togethers, parties, potlucks, Labor Day, and Memorial Day.

Yield: about 10 assorted-sized cookies, depending on cutters used (or one 8x8-inch pan)

Prep Time: about 10 minutes

Cook Time: about 20 to 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup red, white, and blue sprinkles
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons cream or milk
Read the whole recipe on Averie Cooks