These 4th of July Cookies are made with fresh strawberries, blueberries and white chocolate chips. Festive, fun and super delicious, they're totally natural red, white and blue cookies.
Red, white and blue 4th of July cookies made with seasonal fresh fruit.
I wanted to make something fun for this fun summer holiday. And I wanted it to be a delightful, delicious treat to serve at your party, as well as something that's super easy for you to bring to any party you're invited to.
These cookies are fantastic any time -- so obviously you don't have to wait for the holiday. 😉
Ingredients for these 4th of July Cookies
- unsalted butter
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- pure vanilla extract
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- lemon zest
- fresh blueberries
- fresh strawberries
- white chocolate chips
How to Make Them
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter with both sugars, salt, vanilla and lemon zest. Add the egg and mix until it's completely blended in.
- Add in the flour and baking soda and mix just until it's incorporated.
- Then fold in the strawberries, blueberries and white chocolate.
- Use two tablespoons or a cookie scoop to shape the dough, dropping it onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets as you go, with at least a couple of inches between them.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. While they’re refrigerating, preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Bake until the edges are beginning to turn a golden brown, about 12 minutes. Cool and serve.
(More detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.)
Can you make them ahead?
- I wish I could tell you that you could make these start to finish way ahead of time, but with the fresh fruit, they are the absolute best the same day they are baked.
- You can however, make the batter ahead of time, and keep it refrigerated for up to 24 hours. (The best way to do this is to shape them first.)
- You can bake them in the morning for the same afternoon or evening.
While these delicious fresh fruit cookies can be eaten any time, for a 4th of July party, here are a handful of ideas of what else to serve.
- Cherry Bacon Blueberry Kebabs
- Roasted Poblano Guacamole
- Lemon Strawberry Caprese
- Watermelon Cucumber Salsa
- Fire Roasted Corn with Jalapeños
- Watermelon Basil Salad with Avocado
- Summer Tomato Sweet Onion Salad with Blue Cheese
Red, White and Blue Desserts
- No-Bake, Red, White & Blue Cheesecake
- and of course, these 4th of July cookies with Berries
I hope you love these 4th of July Cookies as much as my family and I do!
Enjoy and have a happy, festive and fun 4th of July!
4th of July Cookies with Berries Recipe
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup golden brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest, finely grated
- 1 large egg
- 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ cup fresh strawberries, washed and dried, cut into a small dice
- ¾ cup fresh blueberries, washed and dried
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- Prep pans. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Make Batter. In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter with both sugars, salt, vanilla and lemon zest. Stir until the mixture is smooth. Add in the egg and mix until it's completely blended in.Add in the flour and baking soda and mix just until it's incorporated.Fold in the strawberries, blueberries and white chocolate.
- Shape. Use two tablespoons or a 1¼ inch cookie scoop to shape the dough, dropping it onto the lined baking sheets as you go, with at least a couple of inches between each one.
- Refrigerate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. About halfway into the refrigeration time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Bake. Bake until the edges are beginning to turn a golden brown, about 12 minutes. Let them cool for at least 20 minutes on the baking sheet, and then transfer them to a cooling rack, or a plate.