The best 4th of July Cookies! Use M&M’s to make these red, white and blue Banana 4th of July Cookies for all your parties this year!
Banana 4th of July Cookies
I love a good 4th of July dessert! It’s so fun to see how creative people get when coming up with red, white and blue treats! Now, the “white” in these cookies is more of a cream color but that’s okay because they still shout happy 4th of July thanks to the M&M’s! Plus, they are so tasty!! I have been trying to make the perfect banana cookie for years and I finally found it! These aren’t too banana-y and they don’t get ugly brown rims on them, they’re just perfect!
How to Make 4th of July M&M Cookies
The trick to making these Banana 4th of July Cookies picture perfect is when and how you add the M&M’s. Add them after baking! Adding mashed bananas to the cookie dough makes the dough quite a wet. When I tried adding the M&M’s before they baked, the dye would bleed into the cookie! If you have kids, this is a perfect thing for them to do! If the kids are helping, let the cookies cool a little bit and remove them from the hot baking sheets and then let them press in the candies!
If you need more ideas for 4th of July desserts or pasta salads to bring to BBQ’s, I have you covered! My Baked Beans recipe is also the best around!! My husband makes a batch almost every other week because I’m that obsessed with them!
Perfect M&M Cookies
I decided this is the perfect design for putting in your M&M’s! I tried many different patterns but this one kept looking the best. Place one M&M in the center and then 5 more around it… it makes it look bakery perfect every time! You can make these all year long, just mix up the color of M&M’s you use.
I hope you all have fun plans for the 4th! It really is one of my favorite holidays because it’s all about food, family and freedom. Stay safe!
Banana 4th of July Cookies
The best 4th of July Cookies! Use M&M's to make these red, white and blue Banana 4th of July Cookies for all your parties this year!
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup mashed banana
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup red and blue M&M's
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar together.
Add egg and vanilla extract and mix again.
Add flour and baking soda and mix. Before it's completely incorporated add mashed bananas and mini chocolate chips.
Scoop dough balls roughly the size of golf ball and bake for 7-9 minutes.
When the cookies come out of the oven, press in M&M's!
Serve warm or cooled!
Because the dough is so wet from the bananas, if you add the M&M’s before they bake the dye will bleed out into the dough.