“Homemade Rainbow Cookies are a favorite for any age with a glass of cold milk.”
Cookies are my weekness. Specially if it has chocolate chips and m&m’s. These cookies are packed with all those goodness and is totally delicious.
Are you ready for the best rainbow cookies recipe? I’ve been making these cookies for years now and they are ALWAYS a hit. In fact, I’m making a batch today for some neighbour gifts!
How To Make The Best Rainbow Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl cream your butter and sugars until well combined. Pour in your egg and vanilla mixing to combine.
Add your flour, baking soda and salt, stirring to combine.
Add chips and m and m’s stirring to combine.
With a medium cookie scoop, place dough 1 inch apart from each other.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until cooked through.
Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
Here are few tips and tricks for best cookies.
How do I make my cookies softer?
Use more brown sugar. Brown sugar is hygroscopic, which means it takes in and retains moisture, more so than granulated sugar. Never oven bake cookies.
Why did my cookies turn out hard?
The dough will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days, or in the freezer for 3 months. Form into a 2-3-inch log and tightly wrap in two or three layers of plastic, or in one layer inside a freezer bag. Whenever you want, warm from the oven cookies, just slice into ½-inch discs and bake until browned and fragrant.
You will love these cookies too.
Other Delicious Add-Ins
My M&M cookies are versatile. Here are some ideas to spark your creativity:
- Chocolate: Reese’s Pieces, chocolate chips
- Chips: Peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips
- Nuts: Chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds
If you have any questions not covered in this post and if you need help, leave me a comment or mail me @[email protected] and I’ll help as soon as I can.
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- ½ cup unsalted butter (100 grams)
- ½ cup light brown sugar (100 grams)
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar (60 grams)
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoons vanilla
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour (180 grams)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup gems , plus more for tops if desired
- Preheat oven to 190 degree C.
- Cream Butter with both sugar and vanilla till creamy.
- Add in egg and mix well.
- Add in flour, baking soda, salt and mix well.
- Add in chocolate chips and gems.
- Scoop this using a ice cream scoop into a baking tray.
- Top with gems or m&m's, flatten this lightly.
- Bake this for 10 mins. Remove this from oven and cool for 10 mins.
- Serve warm.
2)Cookies will look soft when removing from oven. As it cools it gets harder.
3)Store cookies in an air tight container.
1)Take soft butter in a bowl
2)Add in brown sugar
3)Add in sugar
4)Cream till light and fluffy
5)Add in egg
6)Add in vanilla
8)Add in flour
9)Add in baking soda
10)Add in chocolate chips
11)Add in gems or m&ms
13)Scoop using icecream scoop
14)Place in a baking tray
15)top with gems
16)Time to bake
17)Bake till just done
18)You may flatten it gently if you wanted.
19)Cool for 10 mins