Easter M&M Thumbprint Cookies‏

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for limited edition candies. Why have regular Hershey’s Kisses or Mini Resee’s cups when you have ones wrapped in different colored foils! -swoon-

Shaped like an easter egg or Santa Clause. GET IN MY CART!!

New adorable Marshmallow peep color? fah-get-about-it!

I don’t always end up eating all this limited edition candy though. Its almost the end of March and I still have a ton of Christmas candy left! Opps!

One quick way to use up extra candy is to throw it into cookies. Chopped up in the batter or just displayed on top they add great color and crunch.

Easter M&M Thumbprint Cookies‏
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Pastel M&Ms
  1. Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix in egg and vanilla until well incorporated then add flour,salt and baking powder slowly.
  3. Split dough into half and wrap in plastic.
  4. Refrigerate dough for 1 hr. (Alternatively you can freeze formed dough balls for 12 minutes prior to baking)
  5. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  6. Shape dough into small balls about the size of a walnut, and space 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
  7. Please resist the urge to create thumb print at this point.
  8. Bake for about 12-15 minutes until lightly brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and immediately press in one M&M into center of each cookie. Remove from sheet pan to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before serving.


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  1. Stephanie says:

    These are so adorable, my little one would love to make these!

  2. These thumbprint cookies are absolutely fantastic!!

  3. I wish they released these M&M’s in Ireland but the cookies are so cute I might make them with Mini eggs instead – thanks for sharing if I post them I will link them back to you 🙂

  4. Visiting from Making it Monday! These look so cute and easter-y. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and link up. Have a great week!

  5. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    So cute and does so look like Easter. I will have to try these soon. I love cookies way too much. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a great idea and so adaptable to any holiday. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  7. These are so cute for Easter and I think I will make them thank for the recipe and happy Spring.

  8. Yum, those look good =)

  9. Super Cute for Easter! Thanks for sharing at my Sunday Dinner Link Party!

  10. These not only look delicious, but are so cute! Pinning and sharing!

  11. I LOVE these cookies! Thumbprints are one of my family’s favorites but I’ve never put an M&M in the middle. What a great idea! Thanks a ton for sharing on Saturday Night Fever – pinned!

  12. G’day! Very Easter cute indeed!
    Thanks for sharing it at the Foodie Friends Friday #Foods That Make You Smile Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  13. Hi Krystle,

    What a great idea and they are so pretty.
    Have a great weekend.

    Bear Hugs,

  14. These look and sound delicious! I’ve pinned them to my Holiday Recipes board!

  15. These look extra yummy!! Cannot wait to try them!! Thank you for sharing!! Taunya Butler from http://daisiesgirl.com

  16. G’day from Oz! Many thanks for linking up to the Say G’Day Saturday link up and sharing this great recipe. They look so delicious. I’ve just pinned it, shared it on Google+ and I will also be featuring it at this week’s party.

    Hope you can pop by and say g’day again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  17. These are seriously the cutest Easter cookies ever!!! I love the pastel colors!!

  18. Adorable cookies! How many does this recipe make?

  19. these are so pretty


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