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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.

M&M Easter Cookies - This Gal Cooks #dessert #cookie #easterM&M Easter Cookies

Recipe: Easter M&M Cookies

Recipe: Easter M&M Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 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

M&M Easter Cookies - This Gal Cooks #dessert #cookie #easter

A few more Spring treats that you may enjoy:

Baileys Brown Butter Pecan Blondies

Baileys Brown Butter Pecan Blondies - wm

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18 comments on “M&M Easter Cookies Recipe”

  1. Oh, I love those Easter cookies! I want something sweet and have nothing made…if only I could reach through the screen! Pinning! :)

  2. GENIUS idea!! I’m so making these for Easter! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Those Easter cookies look so delicious! I love M&Ms :)

  4. Easter M&M cookies looks colorful and tempting

  5. So pretty! These look delicious!

    • Mine did not come out so well.  I followed the recipe closely but my cookie balls never flattened out like they were supposed to so subsequently the edges did not brown until the cookies were over cooked.  Still tasty but dry and had had a grainy texture. 

      Rating: 3
  6. Hmmmm… now I know what to do with my M&M’s besides eating them all… actually I need to bring a kid type dessert to our friends on Sunday and these cookies will be great. Pinning!

  7. Hi Julie

    Pinning this recipe – I will most definitely be making these with my children over the Easter weekend.

    Have a lovely day.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

  8. The cookies are perfect for Easter – they look like lovely decorated pastel eggs :)

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

  10. Cookies and M&M’s…two things I can never no to!!! I love how soft and puffy your cookies look!!!

  11. Those definitely look delicious – thanks for sharing!

  12. 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!

  13. Just made these from your recipe…DELICIOUS, kids loved them too…thank you

  14. YUM! Why is it that the holiday M&M’s make things tasted even better?

  15. Easter cookies! Yum! And M&Ms, more YUM!!

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