Memorial Day M&M Cookies

Happy Memorial Day! The weekend that kicks off summer, definitely a favorite of mine 🙂 But of course, let’s not forget the real meaning of Memorial Day (nope, it’s not beer and bbq’s). It commemorates all the men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Thank you to all who serve and protect our country!!

However, it is also a long weekend for most people and we all like to eat and drink and spend time with family and friends. So, if you are going to a bbq, bring these cookies! Tasty and festive, great for ages 2 to 102 😉 Let’s begin…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baling soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups red, white and blue M&M’s (plus more for topping)

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl, or bowl of your electric mixer, beat butter, oil and both sugars until smooth and creamy. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat well. Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined and then stir in M&M’s. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Take rounded spoonfuls of dough and place on prepared cookie sheet. If desired, place more M&M’s on top of each cookie. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on wire rack. Enjoy!

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