May 242016
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Austin has requested a cookie cake for his birthday for as long as I can remember.  So when he returned home from paratrooper school just in time to celebrate his 20th, I knew I wanted to make my cookie cake recipe for him.

Perfectly Patriotic M&M's® Cookie Cake Recipe

Birthdays aren’t the only time of year when a cookie cake is requested.  Every once in awhile I’ll get a text that says, “Hey, if you’re not busy, could you make me…”  And along with a savory dish of some kind (homemade chicken nuggets or white cheddar mac & cheese) will be a cookie cake.

While at Walmart the other day I noticed that there were bags of M&M’s® Red, White, & Blue Milk Chocolate and M&M’s® Red, White, & Blue Peanut.  I decided that the red, white & blue mixtures would make a perfectly patriotic addition to my cookie cake recipe.

Perfectly Patriotic M&M's® Cookie Cake Recipe

Red, White & Blue M&M’s® Cookie Cake Recipe

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Red, White & Blue M&M's® Cookie Cake
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  • 1½ sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup M&M's® Red, White, & Blue Milk Chocolate
  • ¼ cup M&M's® Red, White, & Blue Peanut, slightly crushed
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together butter and both kinds of sugar.
  2. Add egg and vanilla extract; mix until combined.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch, baking soda, salt and flour.
  4. Add flour mixture to wet mixture gradually until fully mixed.
  5. Stir in both kinds of M&M's®.
  6. Place bowl in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Press cookie dough into the bottom of a fastened ungreased 9" or 10" springform pan.
  9. If you don't have a springform pan you can also use a 9" pie plate or a 9" cake pan.
  10. Place on the center rack of the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until edges are cooked and the top is set. You want the center to look *just* underdone.
  11. Turn broiler on high and move the pan to the top rack. Cook the cookie cake until the top is just golden brown, about 30-60 seconds.
  12. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  13. Decorate the top, if desired, using frosting and additional M&M's®.

Perfectly Patriotic M&M's® Cookie Cake Recipe

I was excited to learn that for every bag of red, white & blue candy mix sold at Walmart (in addition to the M&M’s® you can also pick up Skittles®) Mars/Wrigley will be donating a bag to the troops, as well!  It’s part of their “1 For You, 1 For the Troops” campaign, that will also include in-store events at some locations.

Red, White & Blue M&M's® Milk Chocolate, Red, White & Blue M&M's® Peanut, and Skittles® Red, White, & Blue at Walmart

M&M’s® make a great addition to individual chocolate chip cookies, too.  I’ll be baking up a couple of batches for Austin to take to the base with him on drill weekends to share with his fellow Army buddies.

Perfectly Patriotic M&M's® Cookie Cake Recipe

After you make my cookie cake recipe, check out these other patriotic recipes from fellow bloggers.  Which is your favorite?


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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  29 Responses to “This Yummy M&M’s® Cookie Cake Recipe is Perfectly Patriotic”

  1. That is so nice for Mars/Wrigley to donate to the troops when a bag is bought at Walmart. I did not know that! What a great looking cookie cake! I love those!

  2. Cookie cake is my favorite! YUM! I love the 4th theme!

  3. I already love cookie cakes but adding M&M’s makes a good cookie cake even better! I’ll have to try making one of these for myself (and maybe I’ll let my family have a bite or two…LOL)!

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  5. This is a very good dessert to bring for the 4th of July gathering I am having. It looks so delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. This will be perfect for the 4th of July which just happens to be my birthday:) Thank yu for sharing!

  7. Creativity and taste both together in this cookie cake. Thanks for sharing

  8. awesome! My grandkids would love this. Will make it for sure. Thanks

  9. Cookie and M&M’s….I am in! Love this. Thanks for sharing this at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party! I hope it brings you some new friends and some great traffic also. Have a great week!

  10. Yum! Love that buying the M&Ms is a way of giving back! It makes baking this a no-brainer! Thanks for planning a 4th of July treat for us!

  11. This sounds SO delicious and looks so pretty!

    I would love for you to add this to my Recipes and Crafts Facebook Group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. What is there not to love about M&M cookie cake. So nice to see that Walmart is sending a bag to the troops.

  13. This is a super cute idea for the 4th!

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  21. Liza, your M&MS Cookie Cake looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  22. FANTASTIC pie!! It looks great, and yes – very patriotic :)
    I’m not an American, but I love patriotism, and I also loooooooooove this pie.
    I’d love to try you recipe

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