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Chewy Easter M&M Sugar Cookies

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The cutest, sweetest, and simplest M&M Sugar Cookies that are perfect for Easter baking! It’s the same chewy sugar cookie you know and love, but made even easier. All you need is a handful of pantry staple ingredients, one bowl, and the cutest Springtime pastel M&M’s! Best enjoyed warm, right out of the oven, while the cookie is still oh-so soft and the candies are deliciously melty. Bonus? These cookies require no refrigeration time. Truly perfectly sweet and oh-so much fun to make!

cookies on oval platter with two measuring cups of pastel M&M's, with more cookies around, two empty glasses, and a white cheesecloth on marble surface.

About The Recipe

Happy Friday!!

This week, my mom and I have been super busy. So, to celebrate Easter this year, we are keeping it super simple (and quick!) with these delicious sugar cookies!

I think I’ve said this before, but some of our most popular recipes this year has been our cookies. Specifically our sugar cookies!

Though, it wasn’t until we saw the Easter M&M’s in the grocery store that we knew exactly what we needed to make. I mean, who doesn’t love a good M&M sugar cookie?

Especially when they’re made with the pastel M&M’s!

Every bite is soft, chewy, perfectly sweet, with just the right amount of crunchy chocolate candy. Truly perfect for Easter baking!

angled shot of cookies on oval platter with two measuring cups of M&M's on platter with cookies and flowers around on marble surface, with empty glasses and cheesecloth behind.

An M&M cookie is simply a soft and chewy sugar cookie with your favorite M&M’s mixed into the dough! This version uses Easter themed M&M’s to make it a bit more festive.

It’s a fun and easy cookie for all ages!

Reasons You Will Love These Easter M&M Sugar Cookies

  • Made in one bowl!
  • Uses minimal ingredients.
  • Ready in about 30 minutes.
  • No refrigeration time!!!
  • The perfect treat for Spring or Easter!
  • A soft and chewy cookie.
overhead close up of eight M&M cookies with measuring cup of more M&M's beside with a pink hyacinth flower leaning against one cookie.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • Granulated Sugar – Not only does sugar add sweetness to these cookies, but it also helps yield in a crispy exterior, a chewy Interior, as well as helping it spread slightly!
  • Salted Butter – We like to use salted butter for this recipe, as it adds just the right amount of salt.
  • Large Egg – Remember to set your egg out ahead of time to allow it to come to room temperature.
  • Vanilla Extract – A splash of vanilla gives these cookies the perfect amount of flavor.
  • All-Purpose Flour – No need for specialty flours in this recipe! Regular unbleached all-purpose flour creates the perfect structure and texture.
  • Baking Soda – Provides just the right amount of leavening to these cookies, while also giving them just a little bit of spread.
  • Pastel M&M’s – You can really use M&M’s for this recipe, but the pastel ones make it perfect for Easter!
baking soda, flour, pastel M&M's, sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla on marble surface.

How To Make Easter M&M Sugar Cookies

Step 1: Prepare cookie dough

With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

Beat in egg and vanilla.

Add flour and soda. Mix just until combined.

Fold in M&M’s.

Step 2: Bake

Use a 3 Tablespoon cookie scoop to portion dough onto prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until edges are just starting to brown. Allow to cool on pan.

The best way to achieve this is using a cookie scoop, as the dough balls will already be in close-to-perfect round. As they bake, the cookies will spread into a perfect round shape!

Though, sometimes the cookies can get a little wonky-shaped while spreading, but no worries! You can still fix it.

Using a biscuit cutter that’s larger than the cookie, bump the cookies while they’re still very hot to fit inside the cutter and circle around them to create the perfect round shape!

Mix-in Ideas

The great thing about these cookies is that they’re just sugar cookies! Which means…they will go with literally anything and everything! Here are a few of our favorite things to toss into a batch of these sprinkle cookies.

  • Dark chocolate chips
  • M&M’s (especially Valentine’s-themed!)
  • Nuts of any kind
  • White chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chopped candy bars
front shot of cookies piled on each other on platter.

How To Store

The best part about these cookies? They can be frozen for up to 3 months! Oh, yes, that’s right. After baking and cooling, you can place the baked cookies in an airtight freezer safe zip top bag and put in the freezer.

Though, if you’d like fresh baked cookies, you can actually freeze the cookie dough itself! Follow the directions all the way to portioning out the dough. From there, place a few inches apart on a lined sheet pan and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until the cookie dough is frozen solid. From there, place the frozen cookie dough balls in a zip top bag and keep in the freezer for 1-2 months.

You can also keep these cookies in an airtight container or zip top bag on the counter for about a week!

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: Funfetti Cookies, Frosted Sugar Cookies, Oatmeal Cream Pies, Blueberry Muffin Cookies, Brownie Cookies

pastel M&M sugar cookies on oval white platter with more M&M's around, with five cookies around on marble surface, with two empty glasses and stack of plates.

Expert Tips

  • Make sure all of your ingredients are room temperature!
  • Be careful to not over-mix the cookie dough!
  • Don’t forget to line your sheet pans.
  • It’s best to use a cookie scoop to ensure all cookies are the same size.
  • The cookie dough can be frozen and baked at a later date!

When you make these Chewy Easter M&M Sugar Cookies, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

cookies on oval platter with two measuring cups of pastel M&M's, with more cookies around, two empty glasses, and a white cheesecloth on marble surface.
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Chewy Easter M&M Sugar Cookies

Easy to make, requires no refrigeration, and ready in less than an hour! These Chewy Easter M&M Sugar Cookies are the perfect treat to bake this Spring/Easter.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients
 

  • 1⅙ cups granulated sugar
  • cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour*
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup pastel M&M's

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350℉.
  • Line sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Add flour and soda.
  • Mix just until combined.
  • Fold in M&M's.
  • Use a 3 Tablespoon cookie scoop to portion dough onto prepared pan.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until edges are just starting to brown.
  • Allow to cool on pan.

Notes + Tips!

*This recipe was written using an average of the dip and sweep method for measuring flour and the spoon and level method. If you are using a scale, you will need to add 3/4 oz or 22 g  to the measurement for each cup of flour.
Expert Tips:
  • Make sure all of your ingredients are room temperature!
  • Be careful to not over-mix the cookie dough!
  • Don’t forget to line your sheet pans.
  • It’s best to use a cookie scoop to ensure all cookies are the same size.
  • The cookie dough can be frozen and baked at a later date!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 356IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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