Festive Red, White & Blue Cookies are classic chocolate chip cookies filled with patriotic colored m&m candies. Perfect way to celebrate 4th of July or Memorial Day. Soft-baked, thick, and chewy chocolate chip cookies that you'll love.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Keyword Fourth of July Recipes, July 4th Cookies, Red, White & Blue Cookies
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper, use a silpat liner, or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or use a mixing bowl + hand mixer, add the softened butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Beat on medium speed, increasing speed as needed, until mixture is fluffy, pale in color, and creamy looking. * You should be beating for about 2 minutes to achieve the right consistency.
Add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat until mixed.
In a small bowl, add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Stir with a wire whisk.
Add half of the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and beat on low speed just until combined. Repeat with the other half.
Add the bag of chocolate chips and m&m's. Mix on medium speed just until combined together.
Take about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll it into a ball. Place 12 cookie dough balls per cookie sheet. They should look like golf balls.
Bake for 8-12 minutes. The outside edges of the cookies should be lightly golden browned while the middle will still be somewhat pale and soft looking. * If making smaller cookies the bake time will be closer to 8-10 minutes, while larger sized cookies will be closer to 10-12 minutes.
Let cookies cool on the warm cookie sheet for at least 20 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to let them cool completely.
NOTE : To make the cookies 'pretty' add some additional m&m's (or you can reserve some from the 1 cup) on top of the cookie dough balls before baking OR gently press some onto the cookies right after they come out of the oven. I prefer to add some after they have baked.
Serving Size : The serving size varies depending on how big the cookie dough balls are. The 16 cookies listed in the recipe are for cookies that were scoop with a medium cookie scoop (1.5-2 tablespoons). Butter : I always use salted butter in baking recipe. If you are using unsalted butter, then you may want to increase the salt to ½ teaspoon. Salt : Use table salt. If using larger flaked salt, like sea salt & kosher salt, use ½ teaspoon instead.