“Stars and Stripes” Patriotic Cookie Sandwiches

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These “Stars and Stripes” patriotic cookie sandwiches are the perfect 4th of July treat!! They are an easy, festive dessert for the holiday!

American holidays are jam-packed. Your day could be filled with everything from a 4th of July parade to a backyard barbecue, a pool party, or even watching fireworks at the park! With all that holiday fun, you are sure to need a delicious treat. And THAT is where these patriotic cookie sandwiches come in!

Made with soft, chewy cookies and creamy smooth frosting, these 4th of July treats are a crowd pleaser that is easy to make and so festive! Your “Day of Independence” is going to be busy, so you need a satisfying dessert that will get your kids excited, can be eaten on the go, and takes minimal time/effort. Sounds like these are the perfect dessert for that…..so, let me show you how to make them!

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Ingredients for Patriotic Cookie Sandwiches

Lucky for you, this patriotic dessert comes together with just 3 simple ingredients: pre-made cookie dough, frosting, and sprinkles!!

All you need to make these cookie sandwiches are:

  • Pillsbury “Salute to Service” Cookie Dough– Pillsbury offers themed cookie dough that you can buy throughout the year. Usually they have a themed design to go with the holidays. Right now for the summer, you can buy these “American flag” printed cookie dough bites.
  • Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting – For the sake of time and ease, I just used pre-made frosting for these cookie sandwiches. You could use any flavor you want or even dye it a specific color, but I went for the classic cream cheese frosting!
  • Red, White, and Blue Star Sprinkles – These just add a little extra pizazz to the treat and help them feel more festive.
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Tips for Making these “Stars and Stripes” Treats

  • Decorating the Edges – To make it easy to add sprinkles to the edge, lightly squeeze the frosted cookie sandwiches in the center. This will push a little extra frosting to the edges, which acts as the glue for the sprinkles!
  • Flat, Circular Cookies – To get your cookies flat and evenly shaped, lightly press on the soft dough before popping it in the oven. This helps make them more circular, since they generally come in a more square shape.
  • Cool Summer Treat – I would argue that these are best enjoyed cold, so I recommend popping them in the freezer before eating. This way, they are like a cool, refreshing cookie cake bite. SO YUMMY!
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“Stars and Stripes” Patriotic Cookie Sandwiches

A deliciously easy patriotic treat to enjoy on any American holiday. Perfect for the 4th of July or Memorial Day!!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Decorating10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, cream cheese frosting
Servings: 10 cookie sandwiches


  • 1 Cookie Sheet
  • 1 Knife


  • 1 Box Pillsbury Pre-cut Cookies (Salute to Service Design)
  • 1 Can Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 Jar Patriotic Sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the Pillsbury "Salute to Service" cookie dough bites onto a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies for approximately 12-14 minutes. Be careful not to over bake them. (Pull them out even if they look light).
  • Allow cookies the to cool.
  • Using a butter knife, spread an even layer of frosting on to the flat side of a cookie. (about 1/4 in thick).
  • Add another cookie (flat bottom facing the frosting) and lightly press them together, forming a cookie sandwich.
  • After all of the cookie sandwiches are formed, roll the frosting edge in sprinkles.
  • Refrigerate cookie sandwiches and serve cold!


Serving: 1cookie sandwich

Just like that you have some deliciously festive “Stars and Stripes” patriotic cookie sandwiches. The perfect 4th of July treats!

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