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4th of July Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best ever chocolate chip cookie recipe are now 4th of July Chocolate Chip Cookies! Make M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies with red, white and blue candies for a patriotic cookie perfect for a potluck.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 220kcal
Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk)
  • 2 cups 4th of July M&Ms divided

Instructions

  • Note: This dough requires chilling.
  • Place melted butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large bowl if using a hand mixer). Add granulated and brown sugars and mix on low speed until the mixture is smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla extract and mix on medium speed until combined.
  • Mix in baking soda and salt, then slowly mix in flour and mix just until the batter is smooth and comes together. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl during mixing. Slowly mix in chocolate chips and 1 1/2 cups of M&Ms.
  • Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Scoop 1/4 cup balls of dough onto the cookie sheet. Spacing doesn’t matter because you will be chilling the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a second cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Remove the chilled cookie dough balls from the refrigerator and space them 2-inches apart on the cookie sheets. Bake 11-15 minutes, or until they JUST lose their glossy sheen, rotating the pans partway through baking. Add more M&Ms to the top of the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven. Let cool at least 10 minutes on cookie sheet before removing.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.

Notes

Try using white chocolate chips or a combination of milk, semi-sweet, and white chocolate chips instead of all one flavor. You can even substitute butterscotch or peanut butter chips, or add your favorite nuts. Just keep the amount of add-ins to 3 cups

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.8mg