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Easter Cookies to Power Up Kids for the Egg Hunt

Colorful cookies are perfect for Spring - they resemble the colors of nature slowly but surely coming back to life after lying low in winter time. Though mostly prepared for Easter, colorful cookies are great to have throughout the whole season and will surely add loads of color to anyone's day.

 

M&M's Easter Cookies Recipe (This Gal Cooks)

This M&M's Easter Cookies Recipe from This Gal Cooks is such a joy to look at - pastel-colored dots floating in simple, buttery cookies! This recipe is fairly easy to whip up. It's your regular cookie recipe made cuter. And because it has Easter candy, this cookies will naturally make you think of Spring. 

"Cookies and M&Ms are two of my favorite sweet treat indulgences. It’s hard for me to say no to a cookie and it’s hard for me to pass up a few M&Ms. One of my favorite types of cookie is a cookie with M&M’s in it. So I made these M&M Easter Cookies to enjoy during Easter!"

Ingredients

  • ⅓ C butter, room temp
  • ⅓ C shortening
  • ⅔ C packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ C sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ C Easter M&M's, plus more for topping

via M&M's Easter Cookies Recipe (This Gal Cooks)

 

Spring Confetti Bars (Chelsea's Messy Apron)

Chelsea's Messy Apron has a recipe called Spring Confetti Bars - and it looks like a colorful Easter party on a plate! This treat is also adorned with Easter candy, with the addition of pastel-colored sprinkles. Bring this as dessert on a Spring picnic and you've got yourself a crowd pleaser!   

"Confetti bars made with Spring colored M&M’s, white chocolate, Spring sprinkles, and gooey marshmallows. These easy desserts are sure to please a crowd!"

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/4 cups white chocolate chips separated
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup Spring M&Ms
  • 3 tablespoons sprinkles Spring colored

via Spring Confetti Bars (Chelsea's Messy Apron)

 

Easter Blossom Sugar Cookies  (My Kitchen Craze)

This Easter Blossom Sugar Cookies from My Kitchen Craze is another colorful treat that will surely make Spring a lot brighter! Adorned with pink, yellow, blue & purple sugar crystals, this is a great cookie recipe with a chocolate topping that just makes it all the more satisfying! 

"Easter Blossom Sugar Cookies ~ Soft, chewy cookies, topped with a chocolate candy. What cookie could be better than that? These cookies are a delicious treat and perfect for Easter."

Ingredients:

  • 36 Hersey Kisses
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Pink, yellow, blue & purple sugar crystals

via Easter Blossom Sugar Cookies  (My Kitchen Craze)

 

Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip: 

When making cookies, be sure to soften your butter first. Butter must be soft enough and cool to the touch, but not too soft that it's already melted. 



Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.

 

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