Easter Cookies

Chewy and chocolatey Easter cookies are perfect for spring. They are packed with M&M and white chocolate goodness.

These cookies are so tasty it’s impossible to just have one. They are easy to transport to gatherings or pack in lunches for a fun surprise. For more sweet spring treats, try Strawberry Sheet Cake, No Roll Sugar Cookies, and Coconut Cookies.

Easter Cookies stacked on a white plate

Perfect for Spring and Easter!

I love that I can cater these cookies to any holiday or any season. Just change out the M&Ms for your faves! My most favorite are almond M&Ms so I like to sneak those in whenever possible.

These chewy cookies are packed with bits of chocolatey goodness. By adding a scoop of chopped candies directly in the batter and layer additional M&Ms on top you get bursts of flavor in every bite.

These cookies not only look adorable and festive, but they are quite tasty. The kids love to dip these beauties in milk, or make our own cookie ice cream sandwiches. The possibilities are delicious!

Easter M&Ms

Tips for Perfect Easter Cookies

PREP. Preheat the oven to 350°F

DOUGH. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together white sugar, brown sugar, butter and oil. Add eggs, one at a time, to the butter mixture and mix until fluffy. Add baking powder, salt, baking soda, vanilla, and flour. Mix until combined.

M&M’S. Add as many chopped M&Ms as you prefer as well as ½ c white chocolate chips.

SCOOP. Scoop the dough and roll into balls. Add 5 whole M&M to the top center of each dough ball. Add a few white chocolate chips on top as well.

BAKE. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet.

Picture Perfect: If you notice the process picture below, it shows the cookie dough right before I place them in the oven. After I have scooped the dough balls onto the cookie sheet, I add 5 M&Ms and about 4 white chocolate chips to the top center of the dough balls. As the dough bakes, it will spread and the toppings will disperse evenly over the top, making them look nice and pretty!

Giftable: These cute cookies make a really good gift for those you love and appreciate. I like to add some green crinkle paper in a container so it looks like grass then nestle the cookies on top. No matter how you gift wrap them, the receiver will LOVE them!

Easter cookie dough with chopped M&M's

Not only are these cookies decked out for Easter, but they taste amazing. With that said, one of my favorite things to do when baking is to change things up and see what happens. Here are a few things that I have tried in the past that create a slightly different, yet still delicious, cookie.

  • Make em chewier: The easiest way to make these a bit chewier is to change up the brown sugar. You can use dark brown sugar instead of light. You can also reduce the amount of white sugar and increase the amount of brown sugar. 
  • For a flatter cookie reduce the amount of flour.
  • For a thicker cookie that holds its shape you can add a bit more flour. You can also chill the dough before baking.
  • Use almond extract instead of vanilla
  • If you like a crispy crunch to your cookie, replace an equal amount of brown sugar with white sugar. You can also completely melt your butter before mixing it in.
Easter Cookies topped with M&M's and white chocolate chips

Storage Tips

One of the best things about these Easter cookies is they STORE well for several days. Place them in an airtight container, along with a piece of white bread to help keep them soft, and they’ll last at room temperature for 4-5 days.

You can also FREEZE them in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. 

To store the DOUGH, cover the bowl and keep the dough in the fridge for up to 3 days before scooping it and baking. 

For longer storage, scoop the dough balls (I would hold off on adding the extra M&Ms and chocolate chips to the top because they tend to fall off in the freezer), and line them up onto a baking sheet. Put the sheet in the freezer until they are solid, then transfer them to a freeze safe container. The dough balls can freeze for up to 3 months.

Allow them to thaw on a cookie sheet for about 20 minutes. If you desire, add extra M&Ms and chips to the top before baking.

Easter Cookie recipe on a white plate

For more cookies that are perfect for spring time, try:

Easter Cookie Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Chewy and chocolatey Easter cookies are perfect for spring. They are packed with M&M and white chocolate goodness.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 246 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c butter softened
  • 1/2 c oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 c flour
  • M&M's chopped and whole separated
  • 1 c white chocolate chips divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together white sugar, brown sugar, butter and oil.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, to the butter mixture and mix until fluffy.
  • Add baking powder, salt, baking soda, vanilla, and flour. Mix until combined.
  • Add as many chopped M&Ms as you prefer as well as ½ c white chocolate chips.
  • Scoop the dough and roll into balls. Add 5 whole M&M to the top center of each dough ball. Add a few white chocolate chips on top as well.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet.

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All yummy – all great for Easter!

ENJOY!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    The m&m’s with the white chocolate chips makes these irresistible!! Love the pastel colors. These are always gone within minutes of taking them anywhere!

  2. 5 stars
    These look amazing! My teens are going to love these cookies! I can’t wait to make them! These will definitely be a big hit here!

  3. 5 stars
    These cookies are always a hit when I make them. I use different colors M&M for different holidays.

    1. Thanks so much for catching that mistake! I appreciate it! I have made the change in the recipe ingredient list to say 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp baking soda. Thanks!