M&M Cookie Cups

Whenever I go to my Dad’s I bring treats.  He loves them and I love baking for him!  I wanted to make something Eastery but not too complicated.  I love all the Easter cookies out there but I’m not a decorator (sigh.)  I wish I were but it’s sooooo hard and I don’t have the patience to do all that work.  So this is what we made…. M&M Cookie Cups from Something Swanky.  I used the Easter M&Ms to make them look more springy.  I think they are cute.  (Is a cookie cute???)

M&M Cookie Cups
Source: Something Swanky

* 1 cup butter, softened
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1 tsp. salt
* 2 tsp. vanilla
* 2 cups flour
* melting chocolate
* M&Ms

Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer.  Gradually add the salt, vanilla and flour.  Scoop by teaspoons into a mini muffin pan.

Push the middle down with your thumb to make a well.

Bake in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals.  I put mine in a zip lock bag to melt.  Then cut a small piece of the corner off and it’s easy to squeeze out.

When the cookies are done, let cool slightly.  Fill the wells with chocolate and top with M&Ms.  Let cool completely before eating.  Delish!

And… because I can’t leave well enough alone… ever!  I loved the chocolate but I wanted something that didn’t completely harden.  So we used chocolate buttercream frosting =o)


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  1. So good! Such a great treat.

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  3. I can see my kids coming back for more and more and more of those fun cookies.

  4. Love this! I am going to make some today!! Thank you!!

  5. This is such a sweet idea for Easter! They look so delicious.

    I love all the yummy treats in your header too-that octopus is brilliant!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  6. All i can think about is sticking my finger in the chocolate frosting in your last picture and then eating it. This is bad. 😉 Thanks for sharing at Wednesday Whatsits.

  7. These look too fun. I’ve got 7 grandchildren coming for dinner. I’ll have the cookie cups made, some chocolate frosting ready to fill and a bowl full of m&ms. Thank you!

  8. Oh my gosh, these look way too good!

  9. Made these with the grandkids tonight, they were a success. And tasty!

  10. How many cookie cups does this recipe make?

  11. Very delicious looking!
    Wonderful treat

  12. These are so cute and look delicious! I’m going to totally make these for my little sisters, they’ll love these 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  13. This is too cute.

  14. You’re being featured at Wedensday Whatsits! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  15. Those are cute and you make them seem so easy, too.

    Thanks for sharing and I’ve buzzed you so that more folks can see your idea.