Red, white, and blue cookies are perfect patriotic cookies for Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day celebrations! The addition of white chocolate chips, dried cranberries and dried blueberries make these festive cookies ready for a party!
Make Red, White, and Blue Cookies with dried berries and white chocolate chips. It’s fun to play around with color combinations for holidays and this is no exception. Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day often bring red, white and blue themed parties.
If you like patriotic desserts, you will also enjoy star shaped cookies decked out in red, white and blue royal icing create a cookie flag pattern in this post I shared. Or, Pavlova is a simple white base for a topping of blueberries and strawberries for a holiday dessert.
With the World Cup under way you could also use these patriotic colors to cheer on the USA soccer team. In our house these cookies and their colors serve a dual purpose (luckily!) as my husband and kids are decked out in their England team gear presently cheering on the England side. England’s flag is the red and white St. George’s Cross while the crest of Three Lions combines red, white and blue.
What ingredients make red, white and blue cookies?
Red: dried berries especially dried cranberries (also called Craisins), dried cherries, freeze dried strawberries
White: White chocolate chips, white candy wafers, dried coconut, or even nuts like almonds or cashews could give you the feeling of a white addition to a cookie.
Blue: dried blueberries or dried cranberries with blueberry flavoring
More red, white and blue cookie recipes
We are all busy baking RED, WHITE, and BLUE cookies this month in anticipation of the 4th of July.
I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed these dried berries and white chocolate chip cookies– far too many of them I might add. Thank goodness I dropped off a few at a friend’s house or I might have to report that I ate the entire batch myself.
Craisins provided the red color and the blue as well. I thought I had purchased dried blueberries but instead bought blueberry flavored craisins. Not quite what I intended but tasty nonetheless. White chips give these chewy cookies that familiar chocolate chip cookie feel and you’ll find that these gems disappear quickly.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries (or blueberry flavored craisins)
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or dried cherries, chopped)
- In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients of flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a stand mixer or with a hand-held electric mixer, cream together the butter with the brown and white sugars. Add the vanilla and the egg.
- Slowly stir in the dry ingredients.
- Fold in the chips and dried berries.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Drop the cookies by the teaspoon-full onto a parchment lined tray. Bake for 11-13 minutes then cool on wire rack.
This recipe is adapted from the White Chip Island recipe on the back of the Toll House White Morsels package for these Dried Berries and White Chip Cookies.
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
This data is provided by Nutritionix and is an estimate only.
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Holly Baker started the food blog, A Baker’s House, in 2011. She is the writer, recipe creator, and photographer for the site. Holly loves to bake and shares recipes for gluten free food, canning recipes, as well as traditional desserts too. Her recipes and food photography have been highlighted by BuzzFeed, Reader’s Digest, and She Knows.