Red, White and Blue Cookies

Show your colors rolled up in an easy buttery cookie.

Red, White and Blue Cookies

Expert Tip: Change the colored sugar to match your special occasion.

No almond extract? Use vanilla extract for a classic sugar cookie taste.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons red colored sugars
  • 2 tablespoons blue colored sugars


  1. Beat granulated sugar, butter, almond extract and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in flour.
  2. Divide dough in half; cover half and set aside.
  3. Place remaining half on waxed paper or plastic wrap; press into 8-inch square.
  4. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon each of the red sugar and blue sugar.
  5. Using waxed paper to lift, roll up dough.
  6. Repeat with remaining dough and colored sugars.
  7. Wrap rolls in plastic wrap and refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  8. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  9. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  11. Cool for 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Prep: 1 hr 10 min | Total: 2 hr 20 min | Servings: 72

Nutrition Information 1 Serving Calories 50 (Calories from Fat 25 ), Total Fat 3 g (Saturated Fat 1 g, ), Cholesterol 10 mg Sodium 20 mg Total Carbohydrate 6 g (Dietary Fiber 0g ), Protein 0g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0%

Exchanges: 1 Fruit; 1/2 Fat

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker