Soft and Chewy Spring Easter M&M Cookies

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Celebrate spring with a sweet treat everyone will love! These soft and chewy spring Easter M&M Cookies are colorful and delish – all in one bite.

One of the boys favorite after dinner treats is soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. In fact, the main man of the house loves them so much – I have to hide half the batch or they will be all gone the first night.

So when I spotted these Easter M&M’s at our local grocery store, I knew they would be the perfect addition to my classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. And boy was I right!

Celebrate spring with a sweet treat everyone will love! These soft and chewy spring Easter M&M Cookies are colorful and delish - all in one bite.

These chewy cookies taste just like a delicious cookie should! They are thick with a slight crunch around the edges and a soft center. The M&M’s – well that’s the little extra addition that takes this simple cookie recipe to the next level. Especially for this M&M lover!

Celebrate spring with a sweet treat everyone will love! These soft and chewy spring Easter M&M Cookies are colorful and delish - all in one bite.

Ingredients for Spring Easter Cookies

The ingredients list will look very similar to a classic chocolate chip cookies recipe with M&M’s added.

Just a few simple ingredients is all you need for these deliciously easy spring cookies:

  • Flour – be sure to measure correctly so the cookies come out soft and chewy
  • Baking Soda – give the cookie it’s rise and fluffiness
  • Sea Salt – essential for balancing all the sweetness and enhancing flavor
  • Unsalted Butter – using unsalted allows you to control the saltiness of the recipe
  • Light Brown Sugar – fresh moist brown sugar will make the texture of these cookies perfect
  • Eggs – gives structure to the cookies and helps hold everything together
  • Pure Vanilla Extract – adds to the flavor, and definitely – use the real stuff!
  • Semisweet Chocolate Chips – use regular size or minis, and feel free to swap with milk chocolate, dark chocolate (whatever your favorite is)!
  • Easter M&M’s – regular or any holiday M&M’s can be used

How To Make M&M Easter Cookies

The complete (more detailed) instructions for making these cute cookies are listed in the recipe card further down in the post below. These are just the basic steps to give you a quick run down of the process:

Celebrate spring with a sweet treat everyone will love! These soft and chewy spring Easter M&M Cookies are colorful and delish - all in one bite.
  1. Combine dry ingredients – Whisk together the dry ingredients so everything gets incorporated together.
  2. Combine wet ingredients – Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy and then add eggs and vanilla and beat until blended.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients – Combine the ingredients together until just combined. Don’t overmix – it will be a little chunky!
  4. Add the M&M’s and chocolate chips – For best results, you will want to use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix in the m&m’s by hand. The m&m’s can get crushed if you mix them in the stand mixer. Not the look we want!
  5. Form into balls – Use a regular size cookie scoop to form the dough balls. Press a few M&M’s and chocolate chips into the dough balls.
  6. Bake – Place the balls on the baking sheet. Don’t overbake them! After the 10-11 minutes, they will look a little underdone, but they will cookie a little more as they cool and be perfect!
Celebrate spring with a sweet treat everyone will love! These soft and chewy spring Easter M&M Cookies are colorful and delish - all in one bite.

Tips & Tricks for Baking The Best Cookies

  • Make sure your butter is softened but still cool to the touch. Using butter that is too soft will lead to cookies that spread too thin in the oven.
  • Press chocolate chips and candies into the top of the cookie dough balls just before or just after baking.
  • To make your cookies perfectly round, place a large glass or biscuit cutter over cookies that have cooled for about 2 minutes, spinning the ring gently around the cookie.
Celebrate spring with a sweet treat everyone will love! These soft and chewy spring Easter M&M Cookies are colorful and delish - all in one bite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can either freeze the dough balls or freeze the fully baked cookies.

Freezing cookie dough – place all the formed dough balls on a cookie sheet and stick the cookie sheet in the freezer for about an hour. Once the dough is frozen, toss the balls into a ziploc bag and store in the freezer for 2-3 months.

When you’re ready to bake them, place the frozen balls on a cookie sheet and let them thaw for about a half hour. Then bake as stated in the instructions.

Freezing baked cookies – let the cookies cool completely then place in a ziploc bag. They will keep in the freezer for 2-3 months. When you’re ready to eat them, just set them on the counter for about 30 minutes to thaw.

The possibilities are endless really! You have the perfect base recipe for the dough, so just about any add-in will work. A few of my favorite add-ins would be caramel bits, toffee bits, Reece’s Pieces, or even broken pretzel bits.

Cookies can be stored in a airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

I hope you give these cookies a try and if you loved them – I would love a star review! Thank you in advance. 🙂

More Sweet Cookie Recipes

If you are a lover of cookies, be sure to check out these yummy cookie recipes below… (just click on the image or title for the complete post)

Spring Easter M&M Cookies Recipe

soft and chewy spring easter mm cookies

Soft and Chewy Spring Easter M&M Cookies

Yield: 30 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus more for topping
  • 1 cup Easter M&M's, plus more for topping

Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.

    Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

    In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

    In a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar for about 2-3 minutes, or until fluffy.

    Add the eggs and beat until blended. Add the vanilla and beat until blended.

    Scrape the sides of the bowl down and add the flour mixture. Mix on medium just until the flour is mixed in.

    Switch to a wooden spoon (trust me, it will break the M&M's to use the mixer) and stir in the chocolate chips and M&M's.

    Scoop into balls on the cookie sheet. Press 2-3 m&m's and chocolate chips on top from your leftovers and roll into smooth balls.

    Place cookie dough balls on a parchment lined baking sheet, I prefer only 8, by doing sets of 2s and bake for 10-11 minutes. Cookies will appear slightly under-baked.  Remove from oven and place on cooling rack to cool.

    Store cookies in air-tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Notes

You should only be able to gently press into butter. If a finger goes through the stick you've let it get too soft.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g

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