2 sticks of butter at room temperature

1 cup of granulated sugar

1 cup of firmly packed golden brown sugar

3 large eggs

1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

3 cups of flour

3/4 tsp of baking soda

3/4 tsp of salt

1 1/2 cups of Red White & Blue M&M’S, plus another 1/2 cup for topping

1 cup of mini chocolate chips plus 1/2 cup more for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil, leave some overhang to make removal easier. Spray foil generously with nonstick cooking spray.

In the bowl beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until fluffy.

Add in eggs and vanilla extract and continue to beat.

Lower speed of mixer and add flour, baking soda and salt, and mix until combined.

Add M&M’s and mini chocolate chips and give a final stir, reserving some M&M’s and mini chocolate chips for topping cookie bars.

Transfer cookie dough to prepared baking dish.

Press additional M&M’S and mini chocolate chips into top of cookie dough.

Bake 30 minutes until lightly browned.

Let cool completely and cut.


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