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Patriotic Fudge Cookies for Memorial Day!
I saw a post for a fudge cookie with red, white, and blue M&M candies on them, so I decided to create my own Patriotic Fudge Cookies for Memorial Day. I used my Fudge Cookie recipe, and then decorated the tops of the cookies with M&M candies the colors of our American flag . . . red, white, and blue.
Celebrating Memorial Day!
Memorial Day is another holiday I love to celebrate. And, while it is a solemn holiday–remembering those who died serving our country in the armed forces–it is still an opportunity to be with family and have lots of food, fun, and fellowship. And these Patriotic Fudge Cookies are my new addition to our Memorial Day feast! It is also an opportunity to reflect on those, maybe someone that you or your family knows, who paid the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country.
Suggestions for sharing life:
Why not make a double batch of these Patriotic Fudge Cookies and give some to military friends or veterans? Especially if they are chocoholics! Or, why not plan a Memorial Day cookout and invite friends or acquaintances who have no family who live close. Be their family, and celebrate with them! Give each guest a “Goody Bag” with these delicious cookies to take home . . . continuing the celebration with your patriotic gift:)
Making the Patriotic Fudge Cookies . . .
Making these Patriotic Fudge Cookies is SO simple! Six ingredients, five minutes or so to prepare, and 10 minutes in the oven. Done! The original recipe uses chopped pecans, so I included them. We like the crunch, but if you don’t like pecans, leave them out.
My only suggestions are to:
- Have your pecans chopped in advance
- Be sure to have all your ingredients measured out and assembled . . . it saves time and helps prevent mistakes.
- Have your M&M candies in one bowl for easy access or divide by color into three bowls. That’s your preference.
I used a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop, which made my cookies about 2 inches across when baked. Although you can make them smaller, I wouldn’t recommend it because of the candies being placed on top of each cookie.
The next step is to place the M&M’s on top of each cookie, bake, cool and eat!
The cookies are a fudge lover’s delight! Candace came over, ate one and said they tasted like “fudge” and were “rich”. That spells success to me! Plus, if you like chocolate fudge cookies, you can used different color M&M candies on top for other holidays throughout the year. How cool is that???
If you make these Patriotic Fudge Cookies, would you include the chopped pecans or leave them out? Or, would you substitute another ingredient for the pecans?
Fudge Cookies Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- Red, white and blue M&M candies
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Prepare baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or a silat baking mat.
- Melt chocolate chips and butter in a double boiler until soft enough to blend. (I just put mine in a saucepan on low, stirring occasionally until the chips were melted.) Set aside and cool to lukewarm.
- Add flour, pecans, and sweetened condensed milk. Mix well. Batter will be fairly thick.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. ( As I stated above, I rolled the heaping tablespoons of batter into a ball, then flattened slightly.)
- Place 3 M&M candies on top of each cookie: 1 each of red, white, and blue. Press in slightly.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and immediately transfer to wire racks to cool.
Yield: 2 dozen cookies