Easter M&M Thumbprint Cookies

I used to be really good at making holiday themed treats. For a while, I lived and breathed for that kind of thing. But the life got a little crazy and I swore off being a pinterest mom 99% of the time, and here I am, making a holiday themed treat for the first time in over a year. To be fair, I didn't even really intend to make these cookies, but I recently got called to serve in the children's organization at church and our first order of business was apparently to make these cookies for the entire congregation. So I may or may not have made 150 of these last Saturday, no biggie. They are super easy and yummy though, so if you're looking for a quick Easter treat, look no further!

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
48 peanut M&Ms or 96 regular ones

Preheat your oven to 350. In a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing in between, then mix in the vanilla. Add in your dry ingredients, and then mix until just combined, don't over mix.

Cover and chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes. Using a tablespoon size scoop, scoop the dough, and then roll it into balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they just barely start to turn golden brown. Immediately place your m&m on top as soon as it comes out of the oven, and then transfer to a cooling rack. 


  1. These are so cute! I'm going to try and make these this weekend!


  2. So cute cookies :) Does not matter that easters are over, I have to try them :)