Easy Easter Cookies With M&Ms

Easter cookies

Easter is around the corner can you believe it? Today I’m sharing easy Easter cookies with M&Ms. By the way these are the best M&Ms, they are Key Lime Pie, and these are AMAZING!

Today, I am also hosting a Sweets Hop! We are sharing ideas for your Spring, Easter and Passover dessert table.

As an example, the best part is these recipes are homemade, semihomemade or even store bought. We want to give our reader options. So please take the time to visit everyone to see their inspiration for dessert ideas.

If you are visiting from seeing Juliet from, Make Mine A Spritzer, welcome and here dessert looks delicious.

By the way, these cookies are perfect through the warmer months. These will be great for a graduation party. They are so easy and quick to make. Making double batches is simple to do.

These Easter cookies are simple to make and guess what makes these even better?

Brown butter, yes browning the butter is a game changer for these spring cookies.

Brown butter is simple to make. As a rule, add your butter to a pot and turn the burner on low. The butter will melt slowly, and foam will appear on the top once the butter melt. As this happens watch it carefully and the butter will become amber color in a few moments.

Ingredients and Items Needed to Make These

  • Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
  • Preheat oven at 350
  • Vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 stick melted brown butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 large room temperature eggs
  • Large handful lightly chopped Key Lime Pie M&Ms
  • Medium size mixing bowl
  • wire whisk
  • Heavy duty metal spoon
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie sheets
  • Spatula

Chopping the M&Ms

Because I have made these easy Easter cookies before, chopping these M&Ms can be tricky because they are oval and thick.

Key Lime Pie M&Ms

For example, using a mini food processor causes the candies to make too much powder. So, I use one of two methods. First, I cut them carefully with a large knife or I use a meat mallet and little tap them one at a time. This may seem like it takes a long time but because a handful is all that’s needed for these easy cookies it goes very quickly.

the M&Ms lightly copped for the cookies

By the way, if you can’t find these delicious M&Ms you can use good quality white chocolate chips.

These M&Ms can be found at Target, Walmart and Amazon. If you are lucky your supermarket. However, ours is sold out.

Here’s a link in case your food store is out of these candies.

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These candies are truly worth the effort to find because they are excellent. Fair warning the bag will be gone in 10 minutes.

Steps To Make These Fun Sweets

After getting your ingredients together let your eggs come to room temperature.

Next, add your butter to a saucepan and begin to melt on low to medium heat. As the butter melts it will foam on top. This is good because remember we are browning the butter. Believe me this step is worth it for these Easy Easter cookies. Once the butter begins to foam, I carefully tilt the pan after a few moments. I do this to see if the butter is beginning to turn an amber color for my dessert.

It’s particularly important to make sure the butter is amber. Once this happens remove it from the heat to cool slightly. This is important because we don’t want the heat from the butter to scramble the eggs and ruin your cookies.

Meanwhile, while the butter is cooling add the cookie mix, pudding and flour to a bowl and whisk together. Doing this step combines the ingredients and also removes any clumps.

whisking the ingredients together to remove any clumps for my easy Easter cookies

By the way, if you enjoy sweets, this recipe is great all year round. It’s also an easy recipe to make.

Now that your eggs are at room temperature and the butter is cooled add them to the ingredients for your Easter cookies and mix with a heavy-duty metal spoon. Incidentally, I have used a wooden spoon and it doesn’t mix the ingredients well.

Easy Easter Cookies With M&Ms withe the brown butter

Notice the amber color of the brown butter. This is beyond a gamechanger for cookies.

Once the ingredients are beginning to come together add your candies to the cookie mix and combine.

Easy Easter Cookies With M&Ms on the cooling rack

Before adding your easy sweets to the cookie sheets make sure to cover them with parchment paper. Incidentally, I have these parchment paper sheets, and they are the perfect size for cookie sheets. No More tearing and wasting parchment paper when making cookies.

When adding these to my cookie sheets I like using a smaller size cookie scoop. This keeps the size consistent and helps these sweets to bake evenly.

Easy Easter Cookies With M&Ms

Bake these for 10-12 minutes at 350. When the timer goes off let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for 2 more minutes.

Finally remove them from the cookie sheet and let them cool completely on a cooking rack.

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easter cookies

EASY EASTER COOKIES WITH M&MS

These are quick to make using cookie mix and adding ingredients for a homemade taste!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
2 minutes on the cookie sheet 0 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 160 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 wire whisk to whisk dry ingredients together
  • 2 sheets Parchment paper
  • 2 cookie sheets covered with parchment paper
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 large knife
  • 1 metal sppon Metal works best for this recipe

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Betty Crocker Sugar Mix
  • 1 stick salted melted brown butter optional but so worth it
  • 1 package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 2 large room temperature eggs
  • 1 handful key lime pie M&M's coarsely chopped M&M's. I say handful because anymore than that overpowers the batter

Other chips for these cookies because these candies are offered seasonally

  • 1 handful semisweet, butterscotch, caramel or cinnamon chips are perfect for these cookies

Instructions
 

  • Melt and brown the butter and let cool
  • Whisk all the dry ingredients together with the whisk
  • coarsely chop the M&M's with a knife
  • Add the browned butter and the eggs to the dry ingredients and slightly combine using your metal spoon
  • Now add your chopped M&M's to finish combining ingredients well
  • Add your cookies to the parchment cookie sheet. Remember make sure the scoop is flat
  • Bake at 350 for12 minutes
  • Let the cookies sit for 2 minutes on the cookie after removing them from the oven
  • After 2 minutes put the cookies on a cooling rack to cool completely

Notes

Preheated oven 350

Browning the Butter

Brown butter is simple to make. Add your butter to a pot and turn the burner on medium/low. The butter will melt, and foam will appear on the top of the butter and begins the browning process. As this happens watch it carefully and the butter will become amber color in a few moments under the foam.
Check this by carefully tilting the pot slightly and you should see brown on the pan and the butter will be amber in color

Chopping the M&Ms

Because I have made these easy Easter cookies before, chopping these M&Ms can be tricky because they are oval and thick.  Don’t use a food processor or rolling pin.  You will wind up with powder
If you can’t find these candies good quality white chocolate chips will work.
chopped M&M's
Chop M&M’s with a large knife anything else will give you powder

Steps To Make These Fun Sweets

After getting your ingredients together let your eggs come to room temperature.
Next, add your butter to a saucepan and begin to melt on low to medium heat. As the butter melts it will foam on top. This is good because remember we are browning the butter. Believe me this step is worth it for these Easy Easter cookies. Once the butter begins to foam, I carefully tilt the pan after a few moments. I do this to see if the butter is beginning to turn an amber color for my dessert.
It’s particularly important to make sure the butter is amber. Once this happens remove it from the heat to cool slightly. This is important because we don’t want the heat from the butter to scramble the eggs and ruin your cookies.
Meanwhile, while the butter is cooling add the cookie mix, pudding and flour to a bowl and whisk together. Doing this step combines the ingredients and also removes any clumps.
flour in a bowl
whisk the dry ingredients with a wire whisk to remove any clumps
Now that your eggs are at room temperature and the butter is cooled add them to the ingredients for your Easter cookies and mix with a heavy-duty metal spoon. Incidentally, I have used a wooden spoon and it doesn’t mix the ingredients well.
showing the browned butter
this is after adding the brown butter
Notice the amber color of the brown butter. This is beyond a gamechanger for cookies.
Once the ingredients are beginning to come together add your candies to the cookie mix and combine.
Before adding your easy sweets to the cookie sheets make sure to cover them with parchment paper.
When adding these to my cookie sheets I like using a smaller size cookie scoop. This keeps the size consistent and helps these sweets to bake evenly.
Bake these for 10-12 minutes at 350. When the timer goes off remove from the oven and let the cookies sit on the cookie sheets for 2 more minutes.
Finally remove them from the cookie sheet and let them cool completely on a cooking rack.
cookies
The cookies cooling on a cooling rack
 
Finished cookies
Finished cookies
Store these in an airtight container for 7 days.  These also freeze very well.  A note these are really good if these are still chilled from the freezer.  Enjoy!
Keyword easy cookie recipe, easy reipe, simple recipe, sweets

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Enjoy these easy Easter cookies with M&Ms for your dessert table. I hope you give these a try because they are veery fast to make and are a delicious dessert! These are a big crowd pleaser too!

Are you hosting Easter or Passover at your home? If you are stay tuned because I will be sharing many quick and simple recipes.

Now please visit Amt from Amy Sadler Designs she is sharing Easy Easter Treats to Make with Kids. How perfect for this hop!

Click the links below the images to go straight to their posts.  We hope this inspires your sweet tooth and enjoy the upcoming Easter and Passover season!
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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

23 thoughts on “Easy Easter Cookies With M&Ms

  1. Thank you for all the work you did to host the hop! Some great sweet treats I will be making for Easter! I love your plates so much too!

  2. Oh my gosh, Cindy … those M&M’s!!! You’re speaking my dessert language. These look so yummy, fun to make for kids and adults … and sure to please at any spring gathering. I had so much fun joining you ladies for this Sweet Hop … thanks for including me! xo

  3. Cindy, these cookies are perfect for Easter. I am going to make some this weekend for an Easter egg hunt. The littles will love them.

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