Treat yourself to an indulgent dessert this Easter season! Our classic Easter M&M cookies recipe is the perfect sweet ending to any celebration - whether completing an egg hunt or gathering around a table full of family favorites.
Making Easter M&M cookies
If you're looking for a special treat this Easter season, this classic M&M cookie recipe is a surefire hit! The delicious combination of creamy chocolate and crunchy M&Ms will have everyone asking for seconds. Whip up a batch of these delicious cookies today for a festive sweet that's sure to bring smiles all around!
Where to Buy Easter Colored M&M Chocolates
Never, EVER let your children drag you through the aisles of Target when you are:
2. On a diet
3. Carrying a fussy baby in your arms.
It's like some kid code. They know when all of these odds are stacked against Mom, they'll get their way. Somehow surprises showed up in my cart. Like Easter M&M's.
I quizzed my daughter at the checkout line as to how they ended up in the cart.
"Because Mom, I love those M&M cookies you made that one time. Can you make some more, puhleeeease?"
Somehow her whiny "please" and my other daughters sharp cry mingled together and hit that nerve in my head that sets off that daily afternoon motherly migraine headache. I vaguely remember the salesperson rolling her eyes and putting them in the cart.
When I got home and the headache started to clear, I saw those beautiful little bag of M&M's calling to me.
Gather Ingredients: All-Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Unsalted Butter, White Sugar and Brown Sugar
Begin by gathering the necessary ingredients for your Easter M&M cookies: all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, unsalted butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl, then beat in the butter until combined. Add the sugars to the mixture and beat on a medium speed until light and fluffy. Finally stir in your desired quantity of M&Ms before baking!
Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal warmth and melting of your cookies!
Before you begin baking your Easter M&M cookies, preheat the oven to 375-degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature will ensure that the cookies cook evenly and will get nice and crispy on the outside, while remaining soft and chewy in the center. Be sure to check on them every few minutes so that they don’t burn or overcook - a perfect batch of M&M cookies should be golden brown around the edges with vibrant colorful topping from your favorite candies!
Cream the Wet Ingredients: Beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy
Begin by creaming the wet ingredients with an electric mixer or hand mixer on medium speed. Start off by adding the butter and both granulated and brown sugars to a mixing bowl and beat together until light and fluffy, about 2 - 3 minutes. This step is important because it will ensure that all of the ingredients are evenly mixed throughout your cookies before baking.
Add the Dry Ingredients: Slowly add in the flour, baking soda and salt until the ingredients have blended thoroughly together.
Next, all you have to do is add the M&Ms. Have fun with this part and feel free to experiment with different colors and flavors of your favorite Easter candies. For best results, it is recommended firmly pressing them into the dough once they have been added!
Fold in M&Ms : Mix in 2 cups of your favorite Easter colored M&Ms into the dough - this will be sure to add an extra level of sweetness to every nibble!
For added flavor try using different colors of M&Ms such as pastel yellow, blue, and pink. This will make your treats look super festive and fun! Gently fold in the M&Ms by using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula into your cookie dough until everything is combined. Take care not to over stir—the iconic crunch of these Easter goodies comes from the colorful candy pieces!
Easter M&M Cookies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 ¼ cups unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 ½ cups M&M's, any variety
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside for later use. In a large mixing bowl, blend together the sugar and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. Turn mixer to low and slowly add the eggs and vanilla, scraping the bowl as necessary. Once eggs, vanilla and sugar mixture are incorporated, slowly add the flour mixture. Continue mixing until the flour mixture is well blended with the sugar/egg mixture. Turn off mixture and fold in mini chocolate chips and M&M's.
Drop batter by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for several minutes before moving to the wire cooling rack to cool completely.
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recipe adapted from Nestle Toll House
I used this recipe to make some cookies with regular M&Ms, and they came out perfectly! I just loved that soft and chewy texture of the cookie with the crunchy M&Ms. I'll definitely make these again for Easter with some festive M&Ms.
This is such an easy recipe and the family love M&M Cookies. I wish they kept the pastel M&M's all year long.
This was great using leftover M&M's from our Valentine's Candy bags. Definitely a hit with the under-12 crowd!
These are just so fun and festive for Easter! Delicious way to use up leftover candy too.
Made a practice batch this past weekend and all three kids gave them the tick of approval 🙂