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Patriotic Butter Cookies

This is a fantastic cookie recipe that’s so versatile. Change around the decorations for any occasion and holiday. You can leave them plain too. Today I’m calling these Patriotic Butter Cookies for their fun and yummy red, white, and blue M&M candies on top. I bet they will be your go-to cookie recipe. They have a great texture and are buttery and slightly chewy

Servings 32 cookies
Author Nicole


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • red white and blue M&M candies for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the melted butter along with the sugars until creamy. Add in the vanilla and eggs until well combined. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour along with the salt and baking soda. Slowly add that into the wet mixture. Dig deep into the bottom of the bowl to make sure all dry ingredients are well incorporated. Try not to over mix. Chill dough for about 2 hours. Using a small to medium cookie scoop place balls onto cookie sheet and lightly press down with M&Ms. Bake for about 8 minutes or just until edges start to turn a little golden. The center will still be on the softer side. Try not to over bake if you want a chewy cookie. Let cookie sheet cool on wire rack for about 15 minutes then slide paper off onto wire rack to cool another 15 minutes.

          * Recipe note: Cookies can be stored in an air tight container up to 3 days on counter or in fridge up to 6 days. You can also freeze up to 1 month.