Fun Red White and Blue M&M Cookies Recipe

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Memorial Day and July 4th gatherings will be more festive with these Red White and Blue M&M Cookies on the dessert table. They are a delicious chocolate twist on the classic cookie, perfect for any patriotic party.

Red white and blue M&M cookies on a white stand with a red background.

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Why this recipe is a keeper

  • It’s an easy patriotic dessert for Memorial Day or Independence Day.
  • Kids can get involved by putting extra M&M candies on the top of each cookie.
  • The cookie dough does not require chilling time.
  • It’s good to have some red, white, and blue desserts in your holiday recipe box.
  • If you like cake-like soft cookies, this is for you.
  • No chill time is required for the cookie dough.

If you have a friend or family member in the service, these red white and blue M&M cookies would be a fun treat to send them.

Ingredients for Red White and Blue M&M Cookies

You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry except for the patriotic candies. All of the simple ingredients are readily available at your grocery store. I found the M&Ms at Target.

  • Unsalted Butter
  • White Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Pure Vanilla Extract – use a quality extract. I like Rodelle.
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Red, White, and Blue M&Ms
M&M Cookies on a red cloth.


If you bake regularly, you have the equipment to make red white and blue M&M cookies.

  • Mixer – you can use either a stand or hand mixer. If using a stand mixer use the paddle attachment.
  • Medium size bowl – for mixing the dry ingredients.
  • Medium cookie scoop – you can use a small one but I like the medium for this recipe.
  • Cooling rack – you’ll need 2 – one for the pan when it comes out of the oven and one for the cookies to cool.
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat – for lining your baking sheets.
  • Cookie sheets – line with parchment or a baking mat.

Find recipe amounts and complete instructions in the recipe card below.

More Holiday M&M Cookie Recipes

There is a great variety of M&M candies available these days. Pastel for Easter, Christmas colors, and you can even order a specialty color mix in school colors. These Easter M&M cookies are easy, but you can also make M and M chocolate chip bars.

This skillet cookie is a fun and festive patriotic dessert.

This M&M Christmas cookie version starts with a cake mix and uses peppermint m&m candies and sprinkles.

If you find the Halloween mix of M&Ms, these Halloween cookies have both m&m candies and mini chocolate chips.

Chocolate patriotic cookie on a spatula.

How do you store M&M cookies?

The best way to store cookies is in an airtight container. Cool them completely before storing them. I like to add a layer of parchment or waxed paper between layers of cookies to keep them from sticking. Store cookies on the counter at room temperature for 3 or 4 days. For longer storage keep them in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze them for up to 3 months.

What can I serve with M and M cookies?

Milk is the choice in my family but if you’re putting these cookies on a table with other patriotic desserts, you may want to offer tea and coffee.

Can you ship M&M cookies?

Yes! These red white and blue M&M Cookies ship well. I sent some to my college kids. I wrapped 2 cookies, flat sides together, in plastic wrap and place them in a gallon Ziploc bag.

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Red White and Blue M&M Cookies Recipe

A fun and festive patriotic cookie.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time9 minutes
Total Time19 minutes
Course: Cookies Bars and Brownies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 54


  • Stand Mixer
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat
  • Baking Sheets
  • OXO Good Grips Small Cookie Scoop
  • Cooling Racks


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • cups Flour
  • cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 bag Red White and Blue M&M candies


  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to mix and set aside.
    2¼ cups Flour, ⅔ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, 1 teaspoon Baking Soda, ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until well incorporated.
    1 cup Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature, ¾ cup Sugar, ⅔ cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
    2 large Eggs, 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Gently mix in the dry ingredients until incorporated. Using a cookie scoop, roll the dough into balls and place two-inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  • Gently press a few colored M&M's into each cookie ball. You may not use all of the candies.
    1 bag Red White and Blue M&M candies
  • Bake in a 350℉ oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are set.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container once cooled.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made these for Memorial Day and there wasn’t one left! Easy and festive everyone asked for the recipe. Thanks!

5 from 1 vote

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