4th of July Cookies

From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner

1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 c. sugar

3/4 c. packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 Tbl. vanilla extract

2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. cornstarch

1 (11.4 oz.) bag Red, White and Blue M&M's

around 1/2 c. red, white and blue sprinkles

Cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix until combined.  Add the flour, baking soda, salt and cornstarch and mix until combined.  Stir in 1/2 of the bag of M&M's.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or overnight.  After dough has chilled, preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Scoop around 1 1/2 - 2 Tbl. of cookie dough and roll into a ball, press a few more M&M's into the top of the dough ball and dip the top in sprinkles; place on a greased baking sheet.  Repeat.  Place 9 dough balls per cookie sheet.  Bake for 8 minutes.  Edges will be slightly browned.  They will look under done, but end up just right once they cool.  Remove from oven (if there are some empty spots, press a few more M&M's into the warm cookie).  Leave on cookie sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Makes around 3 dozen cookies.