4th of July Cookies are soft, pillowy and chewy cookies. One half is chocolate chip dyed blue and the other half are red velvet dyed red. Put them together, dunk them in white chocolate and you have the red, white and blue all in one cookie. These are perfect for your 4th of July celebrations. My American friends… This one is for you!
We don’t celebrate the 4th of July in New Zealand but any cause for celebration is enough for me and what better way to celebrate than with cookies? Red, white and blue cookies!
These are so easy to make and you will see from the above video you only need to make one dough. You make the base cookie dough and then split that into two and add cocoa and red food colouring to one and chocolate chips and blue food colouring to the other. I wanted to make these as simple and fuss free for you all so you can whip these up and carry on enjoying your holiday weekend.
Cookies are perfect for family get togethers, they travel well and lets be honest, everyone loves a good cookie. Especially when it’s chocolate chip AND red velvet all in one. We have flavours of chocolate and vanilla mixing together and to top it all off, we have the sweetness of the white chocolate just to round these babies off.
How are you celebrating the 4th of July? Seeing friends? Family?
I’ll be on a plane ready to go to Australia… Happy holiday weekend!
4th of July Cookies
- 2/3 Cup Butter, Melted (150g)
- 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar (150g)
- 1/4 Cup Icing Sugar (50g)
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Large Eggs
- 3 Tbsp. Cornflour (25g)
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour (250g)
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tbsp. Cocoa (6g)
- 1 Tbsp. Red Food Colouring
- 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips (90g)
- 1/2 - 2 tsp Blue Food Colouring
- 3/4 Cups White Chocolate, Melted (150g)
- Place the brown sugar and icing sugar in a bowl and mix through the melted butter.
- Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Mix in the cornflour, flour and baking soda and mix until all combined into a soft dough.
- Place half of the mixture in a separate bowl.
- Stir in the cocoa and red food colouring to one half then place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- In the other half of the dough add the chocolate chips and blue food colouring. Start with 1/2 teaspoon and add more if it isn't blue enough.
- Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Roll each dough into sixteen small balls. Grab and red dough ball and blue dough ball and put place them together in your hands and lightly roll together so they stick to each other. Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes. They will puffed up and be soft to the touch.
- Allow them to cool to room temperature.
- Once cool, melt the white chocolate and dip the ends of each cookie in the chocolate. Allow to set and serve.