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Easter Egg Cookies: My favorite chocolate chip cookie dough is transformed into a holiday treat with festive egg-shaped M&M’s!

Easter Egg Cookies on a spring floral napkin and in a white bowl

Easter Egg Cookies: for Kids of All Ages!

When I spotted the Milk Chocolate Speck-tacular Eggs by M&M’s at Target, I knew they needed to go into some cookies ASAP. Bill put the kibosh on Easter egg hunts a couple years ago (I think he may have had a point since my baby was shaving!), so I started to pick up some of the kids’ favorite Easter candies to transform them into desserts.

I made a half batch of Jacques Torres’ Secret Chocolate Chip cookie dough and added the festive egg-shaped M&M’s to make these cute Easter Egg Cookies. If you’re a chocolate chip cookie fan and have not tried this recipe, you MUST. The combination of cake and bread flours, the use of chocolate discs instead of chips (chips will be fine, though, if you can’t find feves or discs), and the overnight resting time all contribute to these delectable chewy wonders.

Easter Egg Cookies on a white ceramic dessert plate

More Easter Inspiration

Today, besides my Easter M&M Cookies, a few of my blogger friends are sharing Easter and Passover recipes. 

Easter Egg Cookies

Easter Egg Cookies

An amped up chocolate chip cookie with Easter M&M's.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Yield 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1//2 cups plus 1 tablespoon cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1 /2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate disks or chips
  • 10.9-ounce bag of M&M's Speck-tacular Eggs (reserve some for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Reduce speed to low and add both flours, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla; mix until well combined. Fold in chocolates, making sure to distribute well.
  3. Refrigerate dough overnight.
  4. Using 2 tablespoon cookie disher, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until lightly browned, but still soft, about 14 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Total time does not include chilling time.

Recipe adapted from Jacques Torres.

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56 comments on “Easter Egg Cookies”

  1. These cookies would light up any Easter dessert table. I have a few inches of snow on the ground today.. but the beautiful pastel colors are putting me in the Spring spirit anyway. 🙂

  2. What delightful cookies!! I was just thinking of making cookies of some kind for Easter and these look like just the thing.

  3. Super cute cookies – you’re all set for Easter! Other links offer even more deliciousness – I don’t know where to start….

  4. What great looking Easter cookies!

  5. You and Bill are hilarious and these cookies are amazing!!!

  6. Looks like I better make this tomorrow so they will be ready for the kids on Friday. How about Peanut butter M&M’s or Carrot Cake M&M’s? Would they work??

  7. Yum, these look like the perfect easter cookies! 🙂

  8. Those are the most adorable chocolate chip cookies ever! I have not tried the recipe you’ve mentioned, but now I must! Beautiful pics…!

  9. Seeing these photos just made me smile. They just shout “Easter!” How interesting that the recipe calls for both cake and bread flour. They must have such a great texture.

  10. Awwww, man…..why do I have to have this cookie craving now? I had dinner late, then started wishing I had cookies I saw on tv programs we were watching, LOL! Your cookies would totally satisfy my craving, they look so soft, and delicious!!! Hugs, Terra

  11. Thanks for bringing this delicious sounding recipe to the party. I am committed to my chocolate chip cookie recipe but I may have to try this now. Happy Easter! Linda

  12. I ve made the recipe as well and also did a half batch. Your dough base looks drop dead perfect! And the eggs with the cute colors, just icing on the cake. Or cookie 🙂

  13. Happy Easter to you and your family, Liz.

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