Take them over-the-top with patriotic flag- and star-shaped cookie cutters and red, white and blue frosting.

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Updated June 01, 2017
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7 Best Cookie Recipes for the Fourth of July
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From rich chocolate cookies to zesty, lemon-scented sugar cookies, here are seven fantastic treats to make for a Fourth of July party.

1. Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Chocolate Brownie Cookies
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F&W editor in chief Dana Cowin loves these rich double-chocolate cookies.

2. Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies
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Peanut butter binds these deliciously nutty, flourless cookies.

3. Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Start to finish, these cookies take only thirty-five minutes to make.

These incredible cookies are ready in just 25 minutes.

4. Lemon-Scented Sugar Cookies

Lemon-Scented Sugar Cookies
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Upgrade classic sugar cookies with freshly grated lemon zest.

5. Chocolate Amaretti Cookies

Chocolate Amaretti Cookies

This fantastic take on the classic Italian almond cookie features rich Pernigotti cocoa powder.

6. Oatmeal-Cherry Cookies

7 Best Cookie Recipes for the Fourth of July
Credit: FREDRIKA STJÄRNE

From rich chocolate cookies to zesty, lemon-scented sugar cookies, we've got you covered with all the cookies you might want for your July Fourth celebration. Take them over-the-top with patriotic flag- and star-shaped cookie cutters and red, white and blue frosting. Here are seven fantastic treats to make for a Fourth of July party.

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Sour cherries in syrup make a great alternative to the usual raisins.

7. Crispy Chocolate Cookies

Crispy Chocolate Cookies

These thin, crispy cookies have a deep cocoa flavor and terrific cornmeal crunch.