These Easter M&M cookies are a colorful addition to any Easter dessert spread. Who doesn’t love chewy cookies with the gorgeous garnish of seasonal chocolatey pastel candy?
Whether you’re hosting all day for Easter or just for an Easter brunch, you’ll need to have some sweets. These cute and colorful cookies are exactly what you’ll want to serve!
If you’re looking for new recipes for desserts that will wow your friends and family on Easter, this is the one for you.
Common Questions about Easter M&M Cookies
Why are my M&M cookies flat?
If you’re having issues with flat cookies the oven is too hot. Grab a thermometer to make sure your oven is always at the temperature you want it.
How do M&Ms not melt in cookies?
The shell is the savior that doesn’t allow the candies to melt.
Making Easter Cookies with M&Ms Ahead of Time
You can make the dough and store it for up to 24 hours before baking.
You can keep cookies stored at room temperature in an airtight container or ziplock bag in a single layer for 2-3 weeks but you can extend their life in the fridge or freezer. You can also wrap them tightly in plastic wrap.
Refrigerator – Keep cookies in the refrigerator for up to 2 months in a ziploc bag or airtight container.
Freezing – Freeze cookies for up to a year in a freezer-safe bag or container.
Tips For The Best Easter M&M Cookies
These cookies are so simple but we do have a few tips for getting the best results.
- Make sure the butter is at room temperature so it mixes well.
- Don’t overmix. Ensure that you mix just enough, but overmixing baked goods makes them dense.
- Ensure that the cookies are even sizes and that they are equally spaced so that they all bake uniformly.
- Use a large cookie scoop to portion the cookies.
Just a few simple ingredients are all you need to whip up these cookies.
- White sugar (granulated)
- Unsalted butter (room temperature)
- Pure vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Cream of tartar
- M&Ms (spring colors)
- White chocolate chips
Kitchen Supplies You’ll Need
All you need are some basic supplies to whip up these super simple cookies.
- Large mixing bowl
- Rubber spatula
- Stand mixer (or electric mixer)
- Cookie sheet
- Wire rack
- Cookie Scoop
- Non-Stick Mat
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cups
How to Make M&M Cookies for Easter
These are some of the easiest Easter cookies you can make!
- Beat the sugar and butter in a large bowl of a stand mixer.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and gently mix until combined.
- On low speed, continue to mix and add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt).
- Then, increase to medium speed to beat the entire mixture briefly.
- Using a rubber spatula, fold in the M&Ms and white chocolate chips.
- Then, roll the cookie dough ball between your hands to form the balls and place the dough balls evenly on the prepared baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Bake cookies until golden brown.
- Once the cookies are removed from the oven, press the remaining M&Ms and chocolate chips into the top of the cookies.
- Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to come to room temperature.
What to Serve With M&M Easter Cookies
What can’t you serve with these tasty cookies? They’re delicious as a solo treat but they can also be paired.
- Ice cream – Serve these alongside ice cream or make ice cream sandwiches.
- Whipped cream – Who wouldn’t love to dip these into some delicious whipped cream?
- Sauces – Offer chocolate sauce or caramel for dipping.
- Hot beverages – Pour a steaming cup of coffee or make hot cocoa to go along with these.
- Milk – Serve fresh, cold milk or chocolate milk (or your favorite alternative) alongside these tasty cookies.
Why You Should Make Easter M&M Cookies
These are the cutest cookies to put out on Easter Sunday but there are plenty of other reasons to make them, too.
- Easy – These cookies are so easy to make you’ll be wondering why you didn’t make them sooner.
- Festive – With their pastel colored M&M garnish they’ll be perfect for the holiday.
- Affordable – You likely have most of these ingredients at home already!
Variations and Add-ins
There are a few ways to make these cookies better but you can try these or add your own swaps!
- Chips – Add in chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or butterscotch.
- Sugar – Make them lower in sugar by swapping them for your favorite alternative.
- Flour – Turn them gluten free by replacing the flour with a preferred alternative flour.
- Candy – Use other Easter candy to garnish.
- Sprinkles – Use some pastel sprinkles or Easter bunny-shaped sprinkles to add some color and whimsy.
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Easter M&M Cookies
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter – room-temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
- ½ tsp table salt
- ¾ cup M&M's – spring colors + more for the tops of the cookies
- ½ cup white chocolate chips + more for the tops of the cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line several baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar with the butter. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
- Mix in the eggs and vanilla, just until combined.
- Slowly stir in the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Once the dry ingredients are mostly mixed in, increase the speed for about 15 seconds to really beat it together.
- Reduce the speed and fold in the M&M’s and white chocolate chips.
- Roll the dough into golf ball-sized balls. Place approx 2″ apart on the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Immediately add more M&M’s and chocolate chips to the tops of the cookies while they are still hot.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack. They will look slightly under-cooked when you remove them from the oven.
- Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate. Please double-check with your own dietary calculator for the best accuracy. We at Taste of the Frontier cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.