Kirbie's Cravings

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
  • 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.)
  • 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..
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Did you make this recipe?I'd love to see it! Mention @KirbieCravings and tag #kirbiecravings!

photo of a plate of springtime chocolate chip cookies

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