I have a seasonal candy problem. With each new holiday or season, I am sucked in to that section at Target. I just can’t resist it.
And it was no exception when I came across red, white, and blue M&M’s. I bought 3 bags even though I had no idea what I would do with them.
I used the Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from the cookbook Sally’s Baking Addiction to use the festive M&M’s. This is one of the easiest cookie recipes ever, and it’s the same base as these cookies. I made 3 batches in 2 days. You don’t need to worry about softening butter and no mixer is required. It is now one of my go-to recipes when I need a quick dessert.
And the cookies are a little on the larger end, with 3 tablespoons of dough in each.
These cookies are thick, soft and chewy – perfect!
My new favorite thing is freezing cookie dough and that is what I did with a batch of these. I made the cookie dough when I had some free time – it was probably squeezed in when the kids were napping. When ready, I baked them and brought them to one of Luke’s friends house and to the kids’ daycare for their Fourth of July celebration.