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Brown Butter Easter Cookies

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These Brown Butter Easter Cookies are made with a fabulous chocolate chip cookie dough and full of pastel-colored white chocolate M&M’s. Such a fun treat for the holidays!

Brown Butter Easter Cookies on a white tray

Brown Butter Easter Cookies

What do you do when you win an Easter bunny cookie canister on a blog giveaway??? You fill it up, of course.  After some blogger buzz about White Chocolate M and M’s, I had to nab a couple of bags (check your local Target).

Their pastel shells were perfect for the task at hand. This recipe only makes 12 cookies. That was the one and only complaint about this recipe for these Brown Butter Easter Cookies. My dear hubby realized the cookie jar would be empty soon. But they are HUGE and wonderful, so savor every bite.

Brown Butter Easter Cookies in a cookie jar

Other Recipes Utilizing Brown Butter

If you’re new to brown butter and want to try it in some more recipes, I recommend these Brown Butter Chocolate Chip CookiesRoasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter, or Brown Butter Crepes.

Brown Butter Easter Cookies

Brown Butter Easter Cookies

Brown butter cookies filled with white chocolate M&M's. Adapted from Cook's Illustrated Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Yield 12 large cookies


  • 14 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate M and M's (or favorite flavor), plus more to garnish
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped into small chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. Melt 10 tablespoons of the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat till melted. Continue cooking a couple more minutes till butter is golden brown with a nutty fragrance. Pour into heat-proof bowl, and add the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. Stir till melted.
  3. Add sugars, then vanilla. Mix in egg and egg yolk. Add baking soda, then flour and mix till just combined. Add M and M's and chocolate chunks.
  4. Use a 4 tablespoon (1/4 cup) scoop to make dough balls. Place about 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake 10-14 minutes or till cookies are golden. Press a few extra M and M's into warm cookies to garnish. Cool on rack.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 69mg Sodium: 270mg Carbohydrates: 49g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 34g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
A big thanks to Wendy of The Weekend Gourmet…I won the darling Easter cookie jar, 2 jars of Biscoff spread, and a boatload of Biscoff cookies from her blog giveaway! SO fun!!!

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73 comments on “Brown Butter Easter Cookies”

  1. when I first heard about those white chocolate m&ms I had to run out and buy them immediately. My fiance loves white chocolate. Of course, he ate all of them before I had a chance to bake with them. I’ll have to buy another bag and make these cookies. They sound delicious.

  2. Congratulations on all the awards and the cookies are just terrific!

  3. love brown butter cookies 🙂 I’m overwhelmed narrowing down my Easter menu!!

    & thanks for the shout, nice surprize 🙂

  4. Congrats on all your awards! Some days my work is back logged even though I do not post as much.
    How cute the cookies the are!

  5. Perfect looking Easter cookies! And congrats on all the awards!

  6. Lizzy,
    I need to find that mm. Love these cookies.

  7. What a great award package and, of course, great new awards. But much more importantly – WHITE CHOCOLATE M&M’S???

  8. Your easter bunny and cookies are both adorable.

    Congratulations on your awards Liz! 🙂

  9. Congrat to you on all the awards, well deserved. Cookies sound yummy and that cookie jar is adorable.

  10. Congrats on all the well deserved award!
    The cookies look lovely. I am definitely going to make these for my daughter. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. Very nice cookies…perfect for this season!!

  12. So yummy! Is there anything better than Brown butter? Love the photos, they are all just so cute!

  13. Congrats on all the blog award Lizzy. I am admiring these cookies you made and as well as the bunny too.

  14. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm. Gorgeous cookies…browned butter is da bomb!

  15. Makes me want to just reach into the screen and grab one!

  16. These cookies are adorable!!!! I love the Easter themed colors! Was also stopping by to tell you that I chose you for the Versatile blogger award!

  17. First off – those photos. Are so f-ing adorable. I can’t stand it. What a perfect Easter set up. Second, I didn’t even know that white chocolate M&Ms existed? Probably just an American thing (we never get anything yummy up here 🙁 ). Third, you had me sold at browned butter. Aw yeah.

  18. Love the easter cookies and THAT cookie jar! Once I start baking more cookies often – frequent enough I want to buy me a cute jar like yours (maybe not Easter but all year around). 🙂 Congrats on the awards Lizzy!

  19. I didn’t know there were White Chocolate M&M’s, OMG!!! That has to be one of the greatest inventions since Spanx. Which I just may need after making these. These cookies look so tempting Liz and I can’t wait to get in on the browned butter craze. Lovely pics!

  20. You are very welcome. They are very deserved! I am totally making these cookies for our Easter party at the grandparents house. The kids will LOVE them!

  21. Congrats on your awards sweetie, and these are just adorable for Easter/Spring 🙂

  22. What a cute cookie jar and cute cookies to match!! Congratulations on your awards!

  23. Wow – bravo on your awards and your winning streak with the bunny dispenser. Great idea to just fill it with these treats, Lizzy. Glad to hear you’re human too. Don’t know how on earth you manage to blog so much and keep on top of things. Lizzy also does laundry! Will be thinking of you when lugging that basket today. You rock. Cheers to you, my friend. J xo

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