Spring Time Chocolate Chip Cookies

photo of chocolate chip cookies with pastel m&ms

I love Spring colors: the light greens, pinks, blues, purples.  Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of cookies and other foods decorated with spring colors.  I’m one of those people who eat things because I like the color.  I’m one of those people who eat only certain colors of m&ms in the bag and gets rid of the rest even though they all taste the same. So during the Spring, I tend to eat a lot more cakes, cookies, candies because they have pretty colors.

So when I was making my soft chocolate chip cookies with swirl chips last weekend, I had a few bags of Easter colored m&ms and thought it would be fun to put a spring twist to my cookies. My soft chocolate chip cookies with swirl chips post can be found here. It’s basically the same recipe, except that I replaced the swirl chips with the pastel colors m&ms. I think they came out very pretty, though the m&ms cracked a little bit when baking due to the heat. (As stated in my original post, this cookie recipe is a modification of a recipe originally found on allrecipes.com submitted by Debbie Borsick.)

Spring Time Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
I took my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and added some pastel colored M&Ms for a fun spring-inspired sweet treat.


  • 4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 (3.4-oz) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • approximately 2 cups of Easter colored M&Ms


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. (I usually soften butter in microwave for approximately one minute. You don't want it to be a complete liquid, but you want the butter to be pretty soft or else it's hard to cream it properly.)
  3. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Stir in the regular semi-sweet chocolate chips, trying to spread evenly through cookie dough..
  4. Make balls of cookie dough, about 1 inch wide or a little bit less. After making the shape of ball, press about six M&Ms on the top of the cookie. I usually put one in the middle, and the rest
  5. spread out in a circle, making a flower design. You have to kind of tuck the M&Ms in the dough to make sure they stay in place. I like to use a variety of colors on each cookie.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.
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photo of a plate of springtime chocolate chip cookies

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