Red, White & Blue M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Get ready to dazzle your guests at your next patriotic celebration with these colorful Red, White, and Blue M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies. These festive treats are not only eye-catching but packed with sweet, irresistible flavors that everyone will love!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold & cubed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour (substitute with gluten-free 1-to-1 flour for a gluten-free option)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (plus extra for topping if desired)
  • 1 ½ cups Red, White, and Blue M&Ms (plus extra for topping if desired)
  • Optional: Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles (for mixing into the dough or as a topping)


  1. Prepare for Baking:
    • Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper to prevent sticking and ensure easy cleanup.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugars:
    • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream the cold cubed butter with both granulated and brown sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. This process helps to create a rich, smooth base for your cookies.
  3. Mix Wet Ingredients:
    • Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until fully incorporated, ensuring the mixture is homogeneous and silky.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the mixture. Stir until there are no streaks of flour and the cookie dough is thick and malleable.
  5. Add Chocolates and M&Ms:
    • Fold in the chocolate chips, M&Ms, and if using, sprinkles into the dough. This is your chance to get creative with the mix-ins, ensuring every cookie bursts with patriotic colors.
  6. Scoop and Bake:
    • Using a large cookie scoop (about ¼ cup), scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them at least 2 inches apart to allow for spreading.
    • If desired, press additional M&Ms, chocolate chips, and sprinkles into the tops of the cookies for an extra decorative touch.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until the edges are just turning golden but the centers are still soft.
  7. Cooling:
    • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes to set up properly before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Yield: 18 large cookies

Tips for Perfect Cookies:

  • Cold Butter: Using cold butter in the recipe helps the cookies maintain their shape and gives them a dense, satisfying texture.
  • Do Not Overbake: The cookies should come out of the oven while still slightly soft in the center; they will continue to firm up as they cool.
  • Storage: Keep the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days, or freeze them for up to 3 months for longer storage.


These Red, White & Blue M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect addition to any Fourth of July celebration, Memorial Day picnic, or anytime you want to show off your patriotic spirit. Enjoy baking these delightful treats that are sure to bring smiles and a festive flair to your dessert table! 🇺🇸🍪

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