These Patriotic M&M Cookies are a great addition to your 4th of July celebrations. Soft and chewy cookies that are loaded with Red, White, and Blue M&Ms. These 4th of July cookies are perfect for the 4th of July but also any other holiday because you can change out the M&Ms to match every holiday you want to.
Patriotic M&M Cookies
Fourth of July is coming up so these Homemade M&M Cookies with Patriotic Colored M&Ms are just the dessert you are going to want to make. These soft M&M cookies have the perfect sweetness and ini every bite you get an M&M. While I made this recipe to be perfect for patriotic holidays like the 4th of July, and Memorial day they are perfect for any holiday. All you have to do is change out what color M&Ms you are using so they match that holiday.
We love using this 4th of July cookies recipe to make cookie ice cream sandwiches. Just add a scoop of your favorite ice cream in between two cookies and you have an awesome cool dessert to enjoy.
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Tips for Making this recipe
Don’t skimp on fridge time. It is important to cool the cookies in the fridge long enough for the butter to reharden in the cookie dough.
Do not over bake. If you are wanting soft and chewy cookies then you need to take them out after the cooking time, but if you want to have a crunchy Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies then all you have to do is add an additional 3 minutes to the bake time of these cookies.
Do not over mix. It is important to not over mix the cookie dough. When you are adding the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients you want to just mix them until it is incorporated. When you are adding the M&Ms to the cookie dough fold them in with a spatula.
Measure Exacts. I know some may think this goes without saying but when you are baking these 4th of July cookies it is VERY important to be sure to follow the ingredient measurement exactly.
Variations of this recipe
Add color. If you are wanting to make these easy M&M cookies even more holiday themed you can add a few drops of food coloring to the dough.
Add sprinkles. You can add 3 tablespoons of sprinkles in any color to the cookie dough to ad extra colors and flare..
How to store M&M cookies
The best way to store these homemade cookies is in an airtight container at room temperature. To store the cookies, let them cool completely and then place one layer in an air tight container, layer a piece of parchment paper and another layer of cookies and continue until all the cookies are in the container.
If you notice the cookies are losing moisture, add a piece of bread to the container and it will help keep the cookies soft and the moisture in the air tight container.
Can I Freeze M&M cookies?
Fresh baked M&M cookies will keep in the freezer for 3-4 months. To freeze these cookies, allow the M&M cookies to cool completely. Then place a piece of parchment paper on a room temperature baking sheet and lay the cookies in a single layer on the tray. Place the tray in the freezer for 1-2 hours until the cookies are fully frozen. Remove the frozen cookies from the tray and store in a zip-lock plastic bag.
How to freeze M&M cookie dough
If you are planning on doing a lot of cookie baking sometimes it makes life easier to make the cookie dough ahead of time and then freeze it. Having frozen cookie dough in the freezer also makes it easier to make fresh baked chocolate chip cookies anytime you want to.
If you are going to freeze the chocolate chip cookie dough, follow all of the steps of this recipe up to the baking step. Do not bake the cookie dough balls. Place a piece of parchment paper on a room temperature baking sheet and lay the cookie dough balls in a single layer on the tray. Place the tray in the freezer for 1-2 hours until the cookie dough is fully frozen. Remove the frozen cookie dough balls from the tray and store in a zip-lock plastic bag.
Frozen Chocolate chip cookie dough will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to bake Frozen cookie dough
Remove the amount of cookies you want to make, place the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and bake at 325 for 17-18 minutes. Then remove the cookies from the oven and let them continue to cook while on the baking sheet for an additional 5 minutes. The heat from the baking sheet will keep the cookies cooking.
Patriotic M&M Cookies Ingredients
- 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) salted butter, softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg, at room temperature
- 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup red and white M&Ms
- 3 tablespoons blue sprinkles (optional)
How to Make Patriotic M&M Cookies
Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Mix the flour, baking soda, and cornstarch in a bowl and set aside.
With your mixer, cream the butter and sugars together.
Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well.
Gradually add the flour mixture and stir until a dough forms.
Fold in the M&Ms and sprinkles. Do not over mix the dough at any point in this process.
Chill dough for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
Press a few more M&Ms onto the tops for decoration.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. The centers should appear very soft and puffy.
Let cool on a baking sheet or a cooling rack.
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Patriotic M&Ms Cookies
- Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Mix the flour, baking soda, and cornstarch in a bowl and set aside.
- With your mixer, cream the butter and sugars together. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well.
- Gradually add the flour mixture and stir until a dough forms.
- Fold in the M&Ms and sprinkles. Do not over mix the dough at any point in this process.
- Chill dough for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
- Press a few more M&Ms onto the tops for decoration.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. The centers should appear very soft and puffy.
- Let cool on a baking sheet or a cooling rack.