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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!

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

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
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Serves: 24 cookies
  • ⅓ C butter, room temp
  • ⅓ C shortening
  • ⅔ C packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ C sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ 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 ½ 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 #easterA few more Spring treats that you may enjoy:

Baileys Brown Butter Pecan Blondies

Baileys Brown Butter Pecan Blondies - wm

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17 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!

  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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