Looking for the best chocolate chip cookies? Look no further. These Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies are no-chill & one of the best cookie recipes ever!
Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies
By far the 4th of July is my favorite holiday. I love the patriotic colors of red, white & blue. I love our flag, I love decorating for the holiday & now that the hubs is not on call or working the holiday for only the 2nd time in 20 years, I love our time together as a family. It could be because I’m a bicentennial baby- so I automatically have a deeper tie to the national birthday. I’m not sure what it is, but I just love it so much. So I was super excited when I started seeing these patriotic M&M’s in the stores. Of course I picked up a few bags, I just couldn’t help myself. I knew immediately that I would make a batch of chocolate chip cookies. I never gave it a second thought that I would do anything other than my tried & true, best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Until I came across this recipe from my friend Karly.
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You see, if you read Karly’s post, she talks about how she doesn’t like to wait for the chill period when it comes to the perfect cookie recipe. I have to say, I completely agree with her. When I’m craving a cookie, I really want it that day. I don’t want to be tempted with the dough & then have to hope that I’ll have time the next day to finish them up. Life can get a little nutty & even when I have the best intentions, things happen. Fortunately, my “go-to” recipe can keep for a couple days in the fridge. They are 100 % worth the wait. However- that didn’t stop me from making Karly’s recipe & making my own tweaks. You see, I had never made browned butter cookies before- so to me, the variety alone was worth it. I’m so very glad I did.
Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 sticks butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder or fine ground coffee
- 4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 3-1/3 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup Patriotic M&M's
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place butter in a medium saucepan & cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until melted and browned
(butter will foam & bubble as it cooks)
Once the butter is golden brown remove from the heat
Transfer browned butter to mixer bowl & let cool for several minutes
Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, & espresso powder to the butter and beat until well combined
Beat in vanilla & eggs until just combined
Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until just combined
Stir in both varieties of chocolate chips slowly
Stir in 1/2 the M&M's - reserving the remaining candies for topping the cookies after baking
Portion tablespoon sized balls of dough and place on a large baking sheet
Bake for 11-12 minutes
Cookies will still be slightly underdone when you remove them from the oven. Do not overbake. Let sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack or eating.
These are the perfect, soft, chewy, patriotic cookie recipe for all your celebrations!
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