M&M Easter Cookies Recipe

Cookies and M&Ms are two of my favorite sweet treat indulgences. It’s hard for me to say no to a cookie and it’s hard for me to pass up a few M&Ms. One of my favorite types of cookie is a cookie with M&M’s in it. So I made these M&M Easter Cookies to enjoy during Easter!

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Mmmm. Don’t those look delicious? And quite festive, I might add. I made those little gems yesterday afternoon. I wanted to make a sweet treat with an Easter theme, since Easter is this weekend. I had some Easter M&Ms so I decided to make Easter M&M Cookies! I hope you enjoy this recipe.

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Recipe: Easter M&M Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: 24 cookies

Recipe: Easter M&M Cookies


  • 1/3 C butter, room temp
  • 1/3 C shortening
  • 2/3 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 C Easter M&M's, plus more for topping


  1. Using a stand up mixer, beat together the sugar, eggs, butter, shortening and vanilla with the flat attachment on speed 4.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture on speed 4 until well blended.
  4. Fold in the 1/2 C M&Ms.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Roll tsp sized amounts of dough into balls. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and then press M&M's into top and sides.
  7. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are just starting to brown.
  8. Cool on a wire rack before serving.


Adapted from allrecipes.com

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A few more Spring treats that you may enjoy:

Baileys Brown Butter Pecan Blondies

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  1. Linda@With A Blast says

    Love this, Julie! Definitely on the to-make-soon list :-) Thank you for sharing at ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS !

  2. says

    These look cute. They will work perfect in an Easter basket. Instead of eggs, cookies could be used. I think the kids would enjoy it more. After all, who can eat a basket full of hard boiled eggs? Thanks for sharing!


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