Happy Friday, Happy (almost) Easter and Happy Good Friday!
I figured an Easter cookie was appropriate for today’s post. These are perfect for the kiddos from the Easter Bunny or to bring to Easter brunch, lunch or dinner!
Speaking of Easter eating…what are your plans? We will be going to Grandma’s house for brunch and then heading over to Aunt and Uncle’s house for an early dinner so basically we will be eating all day and I can.not.even.wait. Holidays are a great excuse to indulge a little which I plan on doing…a lot.
This cookie recipe is pretty basic and simple to make. You will most likely have all ingredients on hand except for the Easter M&M’s – I found mine at Target. I like to mix chocolate chips throughout the dough and then place the M&Ms on top so they can be seen – it makes for a pretty cookie.
So here is my opinion and I’m not sure if it’s just personal or if it’s true. I truly believe that desserts or baked treats and most foods like lasagna, sloppy joes, and marinara sauces taste so much better the next day. I am not a fan of baking something, pulling it out of the oven and then eating eat. I don’t think the flavors have enough time to come together which is why I made these last night and will eat them today. Now, I might zap one in the microwave to warm it up…but not until the next day. Do you agree or am I just weird?
Aren’t they pretty? I could have added more M&Ms to the top…darn, next time. These have a crunchy crust and soft center – the best!
Don’t forget to pin this recipe on Pinterest by clicking the image below!
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- ¾ cup granulated white sugar
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 11/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 11/2 tablespoons vanilla
- 11/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Easter M&Ms for decorating
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat; set aside
- In a medium bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking soda; set aside.
- Cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffly. Add eggs one at a time and continue mixing until incorporated, then add vanilla and mix. Scrape down sides of bowl.
- Gradually add in the flour mixture until all incorporated. If you add it all at once, it will make a mess. Do not overmix.
- Next add in chocolate chips and stir by hand.
- Scoop out about 2-3 tablespoons of cookie dough (about the size of a golf ball), roll into a ball. Place on baking sheet and gently flatten. Add M&M's on top by gently pushing them into the dough.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes until just slightly brown on the edges. Cookies may not look done, but as they set they will come together.
Wishing you a blessed weekend and a blessed Easter!
Source: Stuck on Sweet