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The Only 4th of July M&M Cookies You Need!

DWELL by Michelle
Sweeten up your 4th of July with these M&M Cookies! Incredibly soft and chewy on the inside, and crispy on the outside! Seriously, eaten as is or paired with some milk, these 4th of July M&M cookies taste just like the ones from the bakery! Can be modified to be gluten-free and vegan.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 272 kcal


  • ½ cup unsalted butter , sub coconut oil if vegan
  • ½ cup coconut sugar , sub brown sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg , sub flax egg if vegan
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour , sub gluten-free flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup red, white, and blue M&M's


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • Add butter, coconut sugar, and granulated sugar into a large bowl. Cream using a mixer until combined. Then add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  • Into another bowl, add flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Then pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Mix until combined. Then add in M&M's and fold.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap, then refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 12 equal parts, then scoop the cookie dough unto the prepared baking sheet. Make sure to leave 2 ½ inches in between each dough balls.
  • Bake for approximately 8 minutes, or until the edges are golden. Remove from the oven and leave the cookies on the pan for 1 minute. Then place them unto cooling rack. Enjoy them warm, or store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.


- Refrigerate the dough: the key to thick cookies is refrigeration! While the taste would still be just as delicious without, refrigeration allows for that chewy, bakery-like texture !
- Use a cookie scoop: to ensure even baking, you need uniformly-sized doughs. With a cookie scoop, this step can't get any easier!
- Make sure your oven is preheated: don't try to put in the dough-filled baking sheet before the oven is preheated to 375°F. Trust me on this one!
- Use a silicone baking mat: i LOVE my Silpat baking sheet and use it all the time! No messy clean-ups, and no dough sticking to the pan!
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