Captain America M&M Sugar Cookies

I’ve partnered with M&Ms® and Collective Bias to create these Captain America M&M Sugar Cookies.  Grab a DVD copy of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and make it a movie night…just don’t forget to bring the cookies!
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Inspired by Captain America's shield, these classic sugar cookies are decorated with M&Ms to create a tasty treat! #HeroesEatMMs #shopI’ve always been a collector.  It drives my wife nuts, but I just love collecting things.  Retro college sports memorabilia.  Pint glasses.  John Grisham books.  My penchant for collecting all sorts of awesome things began when I was a kid.  Back then, it was baseball cards.  I’d save the money from my lemonade stand and ride my bike up to the old city Market in Charleston, SC to shop for baseball cards.  I was proud of that collection!  My mom recently moved to Nashville, TN, and she found all of my old cards in the move.  Talk about a trip down memory lane!

Inspired by Captain America's shield, these classic sugar cookies are decorated with M&Ms to create a tasty treat! #HeroesEatMMs #shopAs a wee lad, I also collected comic books.  My favorite were the Micky Mouse comics featuring the Phantom Blot.  We’d often take trips to visit my grandparents who lived in upstate South Carolina.  On one of these trips, I found a stash of old comic books hidden away in a closet.  Isn’t that every kid’s dream??  Apparently my uncles collected comic books when they were kids, and those comics ended up in the back of a closet.  It was like finding a gold mine of awesomeness!  Among the Micky Mouse and Donald Duck comics were a bunch of superhero books, too.  The Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America…they were all there.  Needless to say, those comic books provided hours upon hours of entertainment!

ComicsDid you guys see Captain America: The Winter Soldier?  It was released back in the Spring, and I just heard the other day that it remains one of the highest grossing movies of the year.  Didn’t see it?  Well, you’re in luck because the DVD was just released recently.  I suggest swinging by Walmart and picking up a copy!

In honor of this latest installment in the Captain America series, I baked up some sugar cookies inspired by Captain America’s iconic shield.  The shield is both a defensive and offensive weapon, and, well, it kinda completes Captain America’s persona.  I grabbed a big bag of M&M’s in Walmart the other day.  I originally intended on just snacking on them, but then I realized I could use the M&M’s to create cookies inspired by Captain America’s shield.  Plus, everything tastes better with M&M’s, right?

Inspired by Captain America's shield, these classic sugar cookies are decorated with M&Ms to create a tasty treat! #HeroesEatMMs #shopI pulled out my recipe for basic sugar cookies and got to work.  I’m not biased when it comes to a tasty cookie.  I love all cookies equally.  But I must admit that I will always have a special place in my heart for sugar cookies.  Aside from being incredibly simple to make, this sugar cookie recipe is straight delicious.  It takes all of the patience I have to let them cool when they come out of the oven.  This time, I grabbed some red and blue M&Ms and pressed them into the cookies while they were still warm.  (I tried putting the M&Ms into the cookies before baking, but the cookies spread a bit in the oven and they didn’t quite resemble Captain America’s shield anymore.  Still delicious, mind you.  But not a shield.)

Inspired by Captain America's shield, these classic sugar cookies are decorated with M&Ms to create a tasty treat! #HeroesEatMMs #shopLooking for some beginning-of-the-week entertainment?  Swing by Walmart and pick up some M&Ms and a copy of the Captain America: Winter Soldier DVD.

Get in the kitchen and bake up a batch of these sugar cookies to snack on during the movie.  Just don’t eat all of the cookies before the movie starts!  (I may or may not be speaking from personal experience here.  Oops.)

Did you make these M&M Sugar Cookies at home?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog) – I’d love to see your version!

Inspired by Captain America's shield, these classic sugar cookies are decorated with M&Ms to create a tasty treat! #HeroesEatMMs #shop

Captain America M&M Sugar Cookies

Inspired by Captain America's shield, these classic sugar cookies are decorated with M&Ms to create a tasty treat!
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 172kcal



  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder; set aside.
  • Using a countertop mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (3-4 minutes on medium speed). Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  • Add half of the flour mixture; mix on low speed until well combined. Repeat with the remaining flour mixture.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Shape the dough into balls approximately 1½ Tbsp in size. Place dough balls on a greased cookie sheet. Gently press each dough ball to flatten it out slightly. Sprinkle tops of cookies with a generous amount of sanding sugar.
  • Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until edges of the cookies turn light golden brown.
  • While cookies are still warm, decorate with blue and red M&Ms.
  • Let cookies cool completely.

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    1. Thanks, Pamela! I did indeed have fun with this one. Everyone once in a while, it’s just time to embrace your inner kid and make sugar cookies with M&Ms! 🙂

  1. Can you lend me a couple of those comic books please? I could literally spend a whole day just reading comics. And btw, how cool is that uncle scrooge comic that cost only 12 cents?

    Loving these patriotic cookies David. As a kid I dreamt of having Capt. America’s shield so I could throw it at my sister when she was bugging me.

    1. I know! I really want to frame that comic book…and it’s made even cooler by the fact that it says 12 cents on the front.

      And what I wouldn’t have given for a Capt America shield back in the day. My sister could cry on command…so whenever she wanted to get me in trouble, it was pretty easy.

  2. Whatever happened to baseball card collecting anyways? When I was growing up, I remember the boy across the street at a toy trunk full of baseball cards, probably worth a lot of money too. I can imagine your feelings of nostalgia when you came across your old collection.
    The cookies look great, so patriotic looking.

    1. Thank you so much, Kim! I couldn’t agree with you more. When I was a kid, all we did was carry baseball cards around and trade them with our friends. I think some of those cards might be valuable…but I just missed the heyday of cards. If I had been collecting like 5-10 years earlier, then I’d probably be sitting on a small fortune. Either way, the cards are great memories! I should do a post sometime talking about those cards…haha. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Ahh a fellow collector! I try to limit my obsession to books, kitchen paraphernalia, vintage china, silverware, and kitchen stuff…who am I kidding? I collect almost anything kitchen and book related. My husband collected baseball cards when he was a boy too! We went through them all recently to see if there were any valuable ones. 🙂 Love these cookies! I think I would just smash a whole bunch of m&ms on top and call it a day though. tee hee. #lazy

    1. There is absolutely nothing wrong with smashing loads of M&Ms on top of sugar cookies! I may or may not have eaten one M&M for every one that made it’s way onto a cookie. 🙂 What are your favorite types of books to collect? You must have a solid library in your house! Oh, and I also realized the other day that I collect Halloween decorations. Odd? Yes. But Halloween is awesome…it’s one of the few times of the year when it’s acceptable to be a little kid again!

  4. I have a stash of super hero comic books – some are supposedly limited release or whatever – that I kinda didn’t throw out from my forays to Comic Con in San Diego – I have been holding them hostage so I could use them as a negotiating tool when faced with dealing with certain “cookies” …if you happen to be wondering why am sharing this confidential info with you…my friend…well…you hold these “certain cookies”!!!!

    1. Hahaha! I do indeed hold the “certain cookies”…or at least I did until I ate them all. Oops. I didn’t know that you’ve been to Comic Con. I now have infinitely more respect for you…if that’s even possible! Did you dress up when you went?? I wanted to check out Comic Con in Atlanta, but it always fell on Memorial Day weekend…and we were always out of town. It’s one of my biggest regrets about moving away from Atlanta. That, and the incredible food scene!

  5. Nope, I didn’t dress up – but my friends did -as Shrek and Fiona – green faces and hands and all – that paint took forever to put on and even longer to get off! Something’s wrong with me but I never went to Comic Con in Atlanta – caught it in California instead! But I have been taking my daughter to see the Dragon Con parade (in September) in Atlanta for the past 14 years! It’s crazy crowded these days – not like before….hey, maybe yall should move back – I think my neighbor is getting ready to sell… 😉

    1. Hahaha! So wait, you’d move up here to upstate NY to be our neighbors while we move to Atlanta to be your neighbors? Somehow that doesn’t work out too well. 🙂 I’m mega-impressed with the Shrek and Fiona outfit. I’ve never been to Comic Con or Dragon Con, but I suspect I’d really enjoy it a lot! I used to be a serious gamer (I’ve given that up now), but I’d love to pretend again for a bit. Haha!

  6. Every batch of sugar cookies I’ve ever made has turned out really badly. I’m pretty handy in the kitchen. I’m totally clueless why I’m sugar cookie impaired. I’m going to try your recipe and I may just hold you fully responsible for any issues I have, up to and including eating them all in one day…

    1. I take that challenge, Amy! This is my go-to sugar cookie recipe. Even with all of the delicious cookies out there, sugar cookies are still one of my favorites. If you refrigerate the dough for a bit before baking, that will help the cookies hold their shape and not spread out too much. I foresee many, many cookies in your future this weekend! 🙂

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