Looking for a festive Fourth of July dish that even your even the littlest patriots can enjoy? While there are plenty of red, white and blue desserts out there, we’ve curated a list of treats that are kid-friendly (i.e. no booze or caffeine) and simple enough you can almost make them with one baby on your hip. Click through the gallery to choose a treat that even your baby can smash into his mouth.

Stars & Stripes Cookies

We give these stunning cookies 5 stars for their red-velvet base and authentic-looking colors. Plus, toddlers can help you shape the cookies with star-shaped cookie cutters. Get the recipe, including tips on how to re-create these icing shades, on La Peche Fraiche.

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What’s your little’s favorite festive treat? Tell us in a comment below.

— Eva Ingvarson Cerise