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Cookies with candy easter eggs on a wooden table.

Easter Cookies

The perfect soft and chewy cookie dough sprinkled with festive M&M's!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy cookie recipes, holiday recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 274kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pastel M&M candies


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add butter to a microwave dish and microwave in 20 second increments until butter is fully melted.
  • Add the brown sugar and white sugar to a large mixing bowl with the melted butter and stir well to combine.
  • Beat in the vanilla and egg until just combined.
  • Pour in the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and candies by hand, reserving a few to press onto the tops of the cookie dough, if desired.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to scoop out 12 cookies and arrange them evenly on a large ungreased baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes exactly. Cookies will still be slightly underdone when you remove them from the oven. Do not overbake. 
  • Let sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes before eating. Allow cookies to cool completely before storing in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.



To make larger bakery-sized cookies, portion the dough into 9 large balls and bake for 11 minutes exactly. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.1mg