Easter Candy Cookies

Thursday, March 21, 2013



cookie1.jpg Easter Candy Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (about 310 grams)
1/2 teaspoon baking power
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
1/4 cup oil
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup candy pieces (such as M&M's)

Directions: Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; whisk and cook until butter foams and starts to turn golden brown; remove pan from heat.

In a medium bowl; sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In a large bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together browned butter, brown sugar and oil until well combined.  Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.  Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually beat in flour mixture until just combined.  Stir in candy until combined.  Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets, spacing about 1 1/2-inches apart.  Top with sprinkles, if desired.  Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool 1 minute before transferring to wire racks.

Makes about 1-2 dozen, depending on what size you make the cookies.  If you make smaller cookies don't bake as long.
14 comments on "Easter Candy Cookies"
  1. They are just the perfect Easter cookie....they are downright pretty!!!!

  2. I'm going to make these with cadbury mini eggs - my favorite. Good luck with the apartment search!

    1. Oooh good idea! Thank you! I think we found one.

  3. The Easter cookies look great! My kids would enjoy a good crunchy, cakey in the middle cookie.

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. Love Peeps and all Easter candy really! These cookies are so pretty with the sprinkles. Soft and thick cookies like these are really the best.

  5. These are so pretty :) I love the little crystal looking sprinkles on top, the perfect magical touch!

  6. Easter candy is the best kind...way better than Halloween candy in my opinion. These look delicious!

  7. Hi Sugar Plum! I made your cookies :) :) so good. Everyone at work today says 'thanks' as they gobbled them up! Here are the pics on my blog http://runninginmywellies.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/a-cookie-gift-from-me-to-you.html I didn't put sprinkles on, next time! xxx

    1. Hi Catherine! I'm so happy you made them!! Whoop!