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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 Cookies are a fun way to use up extra Easter candy and make a tasty, festive treat. So grab an extra bag and bake up a batch. Your family will be delighted with every bite.

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

Why You Should Make These

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 of 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.

Plus, everyone who celebrates still needs to buy at least one bag of Easter candy and these cookies are perfect for kids of all ages, including my husband!

Easter Egg Cookies on a white ceramic dessert plate

Tips for Making Easter Cookies

  • The dough for these marvelous cookies is a little different from your average chocolate chip cookie dough. First, it contains both bread flour and cake flour, so make sure you have those on hand.
  • Also, the dough should be refrigerated for 72 hours before baking. This works some magic and gives the dough a caramel undertone. The dough can be baked immediately or after chilling overnight, but if you get a chance, wait until the 3rd day to bake.
  • Instead of mixing the candy eggs into the dough, press 3-4 onto the surface of each cookie when they come out of the oven. This prevents the shells from cracking when you bake the candies.

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 on a spring floral napkin and in a white bowl

The Recipe: 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


  • 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)


  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 or up to 72 hours for the tastiest results.
  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.
  5. Press 3-4 Easter candies onto the surface of each cookie after they come out of the oven. Use caution so your don't burn your hands.
  6. Cool slightly on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Total time does not include chilling time.

Recipe adapted from Jacques Torres.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 328mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased can change the nutritional information in any given recipe. Also, many recipes on recommend toppings, which may or may not be listed as optional and nutritional information for these added toppings is not listed. Other factors may change the nutritional information such as when the salt amount is listed “to taste,” it is not calculated into the recipe as the amount will vary. Also, different online calculators can provide different results. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information obtained is accurate.


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56 comments on “Easter Egg Cookies”

  1. Your cookies look perfect!

  2. You’re never too old for an Easter egg hunt! But I love that you incorporate the tradition into baking. These cookies are so beautiful!

  3. Great looking cookies! That Jacques Torres recipe is good. But leaving cookie dough overnight in the refrigerator is dangerous – too many opportunities to do a “quality control” tasting! But the resulting cookie (singular!) is delish. 😉 Good stuff – thanks.

  4. Great idea! Delicious!

  5. Those cookies look absolutely delicious! Any time I have the patience to let dough rest overnight, I’m happy with the results.

  6. These are so festive looking! I am intrigued by letting the dough rest over night. That must add a great texture to the cookies. I have to try this! Yum

  7. I always get caught tempted by the seasonal candy at Target and usually end up coming home and baking with it. These are great, Liz!

  8. I don’t see anyway these could not be fantastic! What a perfect Easter twist on the tried and true chocolate chip cookie.

  9. *sigh* Now I need to go to Target!

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