Easter M&M Cookies

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Every single holiday, (and even an excuse for other events like baby and bridal showers, or graduations and anniversaries) m&m candies are quick to supply special colors to match the theme of your event. I personally love it.

Because it prevents me from having to do what I personally don’t love: going out to buy special molds or cookie cutters or any other specific equipment that I’ll use only once a year for a certain holiday. Buying a bag of m&m candies is much easier and the question (aka headache) of storage never comes up.

A fun fact about these cookies is that they’re chocolate chip cookies at their base. The chocolate chips however are swapped with m&m’s. You don’t even have to follow my recipe, any chocolate chip cookie recipe will work. This one is PARTICULARLY good though.

This recipe will change all your previous suspicions about m&m cookies. They are incredibly soft, chewy and rich in flavor. When splitting in half, they gently bend rather than snap apart. They produce an incredibly soft cookie, so soft in fact, they’re really like pudding cookies. However, no artificial pudding mixes get added to these. They’re secret ingredient (and my inability to stop at just one) is cornstarch. It delivers the same moisture that the pudding box mixes provide, without any chemicals. The result is a cookie that is so soft, it practically melts in your mouth. And getting those bites of crunchy candy shell that encase the chocolate is so satisfying.

So next time you’re hoping to up your dessert game think of these for:

Birthdays (classic)

Valentine’s Day (red, pink & white)

St. Patrick’s Day (Different shades of green)

Easter (pastels)

Sports Events (team colors)

4th of July, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day (Red, white & blue)

Halloween (orange & black)

Fall (brown, orange, & red)

Christmas (Red & Green)

Hanukkah (Different shades of blue)

A few comments over the years that this recipe has received:

“OMG, I cannot stop at just one.”, “You can definitely taste that these are homemade.” “These are soooooo soft and good.”, “Can we eat these instead of dinner?”

Easter m&m cookies snippet

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