Easter M&Ms Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail…It’s almost time for Easter! I just love Springtime and Easter; all of the pretty, pastel-colored candies, Cadbury Eggs, Peeps of every shape, size and color; baking during the Easter holiday is just so much fun! Elizabeth at Frugal Mom Eh created this simple and sweet Easter M&Ms Thumbprint Cookies Recipe for me to share with you guys, and I was practically licking the screen when she sent it over to me!

Aren’t they just darling?

Easter M&Ms Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

I love how simple this recipe is, and it can be so easily customized to your particular taste buds! Not a fan of Peanut M&Ms? Then just use regular milk chocolate M&Ms! You can even use those pretty pastel Hershey’s Kisses instead of M&Ms!

Hate chocolate altogether? Skip the M&Ms and Hershey’s Kisses and use Easter-themed Jelly Beans!

Easter M&Ms Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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Easter M&Ms Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Serves: 4 dozen
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 48 Pastel Peanut M&Ms (or 96 regular M&Ms)
  1. Begin by pre-heating your oven to 350. In a large bowl, beat together your butter and sugar until light and creamy. Gradually mix in the eggs, one at a time, and then add your vanilla. Beat at medium speed until thoroughly combined, and then add your flour, salt and baking soda and mix at low speed for one minute. You do not want to over-mix!
  2. Split your dough into half and wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerating for one hour. When you're ready to start baking, take one ball of dough out of the fridge and begin to shape the dough into small balls (about the size of a walnut) and place them two inches apart on un-greased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes until lightly brown - this depends on your oven. Mine were turning light brown by the 13th minute. Remove them from the oven and immediately press an M&M into center of each cookie.
  4. Note: If you are using regular M&Ms, you might want to put two M&Ms into each cookie because they're so much smaller.
  5. Remove from sheet pan to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely!

Easter M&Ms Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Still hungry for more Easter-themed cookies?

Check out these sweet little Easter JELL-O Pastel Cookies I made last year!

Easter JELL-O Pastel Cookies Recipe

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  1. says

    These have a serious cute factor going on. I’ve been thinking about doing an Easter cookie basket and if that idea really ever comes to fruition, these are definitely going in them!

  2. april says

    These look so good. My kids would love them. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  3. says

    Visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday. These are so fun and pretty, great use for Easter candy. I would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Have a great day!

  4. says

    I just had some thumbprint cookies, and now I want some of yours! Love these! Thank you for sharing this post with Friday Favorites this week! We love having you :)

  5. Wendy says

    Is it baking soda or baking powder? You mention baking powder in the ingredients and baking soda in the instructions. Please advise. Thx.

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