Tuesday, July 4

easiest patriotic cookies ever

Need a patriotic dessert on the fly? I have the perfect recipe for you - IF you can even call it a recipe.

We were headed to a family reunion on Saturday. I wanted to take a dessert and my prep time was non-existent. I decided break and bake cookies would be easy and the kids would love them. I had planned to grab a few dozen chocolate chip but then spotted these sugar cookies. I must have been feeling a little inspired by Mel at The Larson Lingo because it occurred to me that I could grab a patriotic bag of M&Ms and top the sugar cookies with those.

So, ingredients? All you really need is a package of Pillsbury Sugar Cookies and a bag of Red, White & Blue M&Ms.

I placed the cookies on the cookie sheet and then placed the M&M's on top. I put one in each corner and then one in the middle. The middle one basically sat on the others. I then cooked in the oven as directed on the package and voila!

Seriously, the cookies were a hit and the longest part was waiting on them to cook. That's what I call the easiest patriotic cookies ever.

I hope you and your family have an amazing 4th of July. God Bless the USA! 


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  1. Super easy! I would've never thought to add fixings to the premade dough. Have a great 4th!

  2. Great hack!!! I've got Mel's cookies on tap for today. Happy 4th Trista!!!

  3. This hack sure beats my M&M recipe in a pinch!

  4. So easy and adorable!! 🇺🇸

  5. This is my type of recipe! Thanks so much for sharing. I will have to try those next year. Or maybe a variation at Christmas and Valentine's Day!

  6. So easy and fun! I bet the kids LOVED them! This is the best thing for quick desserts! (And easy clean up too!)

  7. These are so cute!!! What a great idea! I'm saving this for next year!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  8. Love how easy this is. My kind of cookie recipe!


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