Red, White and Blue M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

3 cookies on plate

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.

m&ms and chocolate chips

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.

cookie dough

And the cookies are a little on the larger end, with 3 tablespoons of dough in each.

cookies on plate

These cookies are thick, soft and chewy – perfect!

cookies on plate close up

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.

Although I got this recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, you can get the recipe right here on the blog Sally’s Baking Addiction!

2 thoughts on “Red, White and Blue M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

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