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Patriotic M&M Sugar Cookies

These Patriotic Sugar Cookies are made with red, white, and blue M&Ms, frosting stripes, and star sprinkles. Great for picnics, parties, and the 4th of July!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fourth of july cookies, patriotic cookies, red white and blue cookies
Servings: 36
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Lisa Hatfield



  • 2  1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg or EggBeaters
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1  1/2 cups red white & blue M&Ms


  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • red white & blue star sprinkles


cookie dough:

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add flour, egg, baking powder, orange juice, and vanilla.
  • Beat at low speed, scraping bowl down, and remix until well combined for 2 minutes. Mix in M&Ms using your hands or a spatula.
  • Use a 1" ice cream scoop, and place 1” apart on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake 7-10 minutes at 400 until edges are just turning golden brown. Cool cookies before decorating with frosting.


  • In a mixer, using a wire beater/s combine powdered sugar, soft butter, milk, and vanilla. Beat on low speed until soft and fluffy 1-2 minutes.
  • Place in gallon zip-top bag, snip a tiny corner and drizzle on cookies in a zig-zag pattern to decorate and sprinkle with star sprinkles while the frosting is wet.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.5mg