Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Patriotic Red, White and Blue M&M's & Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

May 26, 2021

Patriotic Red, White and Blue M&M's & Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These Patriotic Red, White and Blue M&M's & Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for any Memorial Day or 4th of July celebration! Or use any color M&M's for a different holiday or party! These tasty cookies also have mini chocolate chips adding more chocolate goodness!


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I love a freshly baked cookie right out of the oven!

If you're looking for a last minute sweet treat for Memorial Day or for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, look no further. This recipe is for you!

These M&M's cookies are big, delicious and full of chocolate. There are mini chocolate chips in addition to the M&M's for some chocolate in every bite!

We love making these for any party or celebration using different color M&M's depending on the holiday, season or occasion. If you prefer less chocolate, skip the mini chocolate chips.

This dough is also great for freezing. Just take out a few cookies here and there to cure your sweet tooth cravings.


Keep scrolling for tips, process photos, additional unique chocolate chip cookie recipes and more! 


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What are the ingredients in this recipe?


  • All Purpose Flour: It's a combination of hard and soft wheats. Bleached flour provides a softer texture. It's versatile and you can bake most anything with it!
  • Baking Powder: It's a dry leavening agent, with a shelf life about 9-12 months. Baking powder is used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of baked goods by causing bubbles in a wet mixture. Baking powder is usually made with a combination of baking soda, cream of tartar and cornstarch. Once opened baking powder should be used within six months because it loses its potency and power.
  • Baking Soda: Also known as Sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate of soda. It requires an acid and a liquid to become activated and helps baked goods rise. It can also help remove tough stains, eliminate foul odors, and clean difficult areas like the oven, microwave, and tile grout. Unopened, baking soda will remain shelf stable until the best-by date on the box, generally 2 years. Once opened baking soda should be used within six months because it loses its potency and power.
  • Salt
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar: Often produced by adding molasses to refined white sugar crystals. There are two varieties, light brown sugar and dark brown sugar. Dark brown sugar has more molasses, which results in a darker color, richer flavor and more moisture. Try making your own brown sugar here!
  • Butter: A dairy product consisting of approximately 80% butterfat and made from the fat and protein components of milk or cream. Most commonly made from cow's milk, but can also be made from sheep, goat, yak, or buffalo milk.
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract: this extract is made from vanilla bean pods soaked in water and alcohol. Try using pure vanilla extract instead of imitation. This is the most common extract used in American desserts and I put it in pretty much anything sweet, Use store bought or make your own here!
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • M&M’s 


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Recipe tips:


  • Dough can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours prior to baking.
  • Dough can be frozen. Scoop the dough and refrigerate cookie dough balls until chilled. Place the cold cookie dough balls into a ziploc bag. Label the bag with the date, baking temperature and baking time. Place the bag in the freezer and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • If your cookies turn out flat, the culprit could be flour or butter. The butter may be too soft or slightly melted making them spread, or add an extra tablespoon or two of flour.


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Patriotic Red, White and Blue M&M's Cookies

Patriotic Red, White and Blue M&M's Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies
Author: Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium size mixing bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, mix well and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment or hand mixer, combine butter, brown sugar and white sugar. 
  4. Cream together until well incorporated.
  5. Add in the egg and vanilla and continue mixing until combined.
  6. Gradually add in dry ingredients mixing thoroughly between each addition.
  7. After the dry ingredients are all incorporated add in the chocolate chips and M&M’s.
  8. Gently mix on low until they are well distributed through the dough. I like to use the dough hook for this step with a stand mixer, but you can use the paddle attachment.
  9. Scoop the dough onto the prepared cookie sheet. 
  10. To make these cookies nice and big scoop 2 tablespoons at a time. 
  11. If desired press additional M&M’s into the dough scoops to decorate the cookies.
  12. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. 
  13. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes and then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes:

Store in an airtight container for up to three days.


Dough can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours prior to baking.


Dough can be frozen. Scoop the dough and refrigerate cookie dough balls until chilled. Place the cold cookie dough balls into a ziploc bag. Label the bag with the date, baking temperature and baking time. Place the bag in the freezer and freeze for up to 3 months.


If your cookies turn out flat, the culprit could be flour or butter. The butter may be too soft or slightly melted making them spread, or add an extra tablespoon or two of flour.


Nutrition Facts

Calories

400.81

Fat (grams)

20.13

Sat. Fat (grams)

12.30

Carbs (grams)

53.45

Fiber (grams)

1.91

Net carbs

51.54

Sugar (grams)

34.77

Protein (grams)

4.17

Sodium (milligrams)

272.85

Cholesterol (grams)

48.43

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