You only need 4 simple ingredients to make Easter cake mix cookies that are delicious and festive. This is the perfect dessert for Spring to enjoy a treat in minutes. 

Cookies on wire rack.
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It does not get any simpler than these delicious easy Easter Cake Mix Cookies. They taste amazing and look just so cute. The pastel colors on the M&M’s are so bright and pretty for Easter. It’s also such a fun cookie recipe for Spring or Summer. 

You might also want to make Easter Cookie Cake and Easy Easter Chocolate Covered Pretzels. I love easy recipes!

Why we love this recipe

I just love these cookies because they are super easy and take hardly any work at all to make. You don’t have to be a baker, and anyone can make these tasty cookies. 

The kids can even help. My kids love to put the M&M’s on top. It’s a family tradition and easy enough for everyone to help.

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe - cake mix, eggs, oil, m&ms.
  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • Eggs
  • Oil
  • Pastel M&Ms – Or they might be called Easter m&m’s

Find the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the page.

Variations and Additions

  • Double Stuffed Cookies. If you love double stuffed cookies at the bakery but not the price, try making them at home with these delicious cake mix cookies. Whip up some easy Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe and make your own at home in minutes.
  • M&M’s. Enjoy these cookies year round and swap the M&Ms for regular M&M’s or other holidays.
  • Cake Mix. Use a chocolate cake batter instead of the yellow cake mix.
  • Chocolate Chips. Add white chocolate chips to the cake mix.

How to make cake mix cookies for Easter

  • Step 1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cake mix in bowl.

Step 2. Use a large bowl and add all of the ingredients except for the M&Ms.

Eggs and oil added to cake mix.

Step 3. Mix the cake mix, oil and eggs together in a large bowl.

Mixture combined.

Step 4. The batter will be thick but that’s normal.

Dough scooped into balls and placed on the baking sheet.

Step 5. Finally, form the dough balls using a cookie scoop. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.

Cookies on baking sheet.

Step 6. Place the M&Ms on top of the dough and slightly press down into the dough.

Cookies cooling on baking sheet.

Step 7. The cookies need to bake 8 to 10 minutes until the cookies brown slightly around the edges. Once they are baked, press additional m&m’s on top of the cookies before they cool. Then allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack and then serve.

Expert Tips

  • Use a cookie scoop. I love to use cookie scoops. They make it so easy to get each cookie uniform. It also is so fast to make the cookies.
  • Allow to cool. It is also a good idea to use a cooling rack. Place the cookies on racks to cool completely.
  • Prepare the baking sheets. We also line the baking sheets with parchment paper. This makes cleaning large baking sheets easier as well.

Cookies stacked together.

How to store cookies

Place the cookies once completely cooled inside an airtight container or bag. They will keep up to 3 days.

You can put a piece of bread in the container, and this will keep them soft. This is a handy little trick.

Can you freeze cookies?

Yes, this is a great way to make the cookies last longer. They can be frozen up to 3 months.

Just make sure to let them cool completely and place inside an airtight container. I like to separate the layers of cookies with wax paper when freezing.

You can also freeze the cookie dough balls to bake later. This is very simple to do.

Just put the cooking dough balls on a baking sheet. Instead of baking, put in the freezer just long enough to flash freeze the cookies. This normally takes about 1 to 2 hours.

Then place the frozen dough in a freezer container. You will have ready to go cookie dough anytime you want to bake cookies. Place them on a baking sheet and bake as normal.

You may need to extend the cooking time a few minutes if frozen.

Learn more tips and tricks on how to freeze cookies for baking.

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Easter Cake Mix Cookies

4.30 from 17 votes
You only need a few ingredients to make Easter cake mix cookies that are delicious and festive. This is the perfect dessert for Spring to enjoy in minutes. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 134

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup Pastel M&Ms
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the cake mix, eggs and oil together in a large bowl. (Batter will be thick).
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the cookie dough and place on baking sheets leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
  • Place the M&Ms on top of the dough and slightly press down into the dough.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until cookies brown SLIGHTLY on the edges.
  • Allow to cool completely and then serve.

Recipe Notes

We love making these with a yellow cake mix, but these can also be made with a vanilla or chocolate cake mix as well. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 134kcal, Carbohydrates 21g, Protein 1g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 165mg, Potassium 15mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 12g, Vitamin A 30IU, Calcium 53mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Bambi Denny says:

    5 stars
    My 6 year old son and I made these together! The perfect part is that it was only 4 ingredients and so super simple for us to make together for Easter! We will surely be making these again in 2021 ❤️