Easter Cookie Cake is a fun and festive holiday dessert that is perfect your Easter dinner. The cookie is made from scratch and then decorated perfectly.

Easter Cookie Cake decorated with pastel colors on a cake stand
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Impress your family this holiday season with this fun and festive cookie cake. It’s such an easy Easter dessert and so delicious.

It’s so simple that you will also have time to make Chocolate Easter Bark, Italian Easter Cookies Recipe and Easter Candy Charcuterie Board.

Why we love this recipe

This Easter cookie cake idea is packed with loads of chocolate chips and pastel M&M’s. It is then topped with fun Easter Sprinkles, more M&M’s and piped frosting.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, vanilla, flour, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips, M&M's, sprinkles, powdered sugar, milk
  • Butter (softened)
  • Packed Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 
  • Pastel M&Ms (Easter M&Ms) 
  • Pastel Sprinkles 

For the Frosting

  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Unsalted Butter (softened) 
  • Vanilla Extract 

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

Variations and Substitutions

  • Change the M&M’s – You can easily use pastel M&M’s or other colors. It is fun to mix and match the M&M’s for the holiday that you are making this for.
  • Cookie Cake – We made the cookie cake from scratch. You can use already prepared cookie and press the dough into the prepared pan. Then continue the recipe as indicated.
  • Sprinkles – Feel free to use different sprinkles. Pastel are perfect for Easter but you can also use bright colors.
  • Chocolate Chips – We used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can use dark chocolate chips as well.
  • Frosting – Feel free to use different frosting. You can use vanilla frosting or add some food coloring to change the color.
  • Nuts – If you like nuts in your cookie cake, you can easily mix in the chopped nuts in your cookie batter.
  • Step 1 – Prepare the oven and cake pan – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 inch round cake pan with a non-stick baking spray.  
Bowl with butter and sugar combined.

Step 2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter with brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy.  Then add in the egg and vanilla extract. 

Dry ingredients added to mixture.

Step 3. Next, add in the dry ingredients. Mix in the baking soda and salt.  Then slowly add in the flour until just combined.  

Chocolate chips and M&M's folded into dough.

Step 4. Stir in the chocolate chips and half of the M&Ms.  

Mixture pressed into pan.

Step 5. Once combined, press the cookie dough batter into the prepared pan. Then press the remaining M&Ms and the sprinkles on top.  

M&M's sprinkled on top of cake.

Step 6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are just starting to turn slightly golden brown.  Be careful not to overcook. Then allow to cool completely.

Cookie Cake with frosting piped on cake.

Step 7. While the cake is cooling, prepare the frosting.  Beat the butter with a handheld mixture until smooth.  Then slowly add in the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk until creamy. Pipe the frosting with a star tip onto the edges of the cookie cake and top with more sprinkles and M&Ms if you prefer.  

FAQs

How to Decorate an Easter Cookie Cake?

The options are endless on how to decorate this Easter Cookie Cake. We love to use pastel candies and sprinkles. But you can use what you prefer. Top the Easter Cookie Cake with frosting with a piping bag and piping tip.

You can even add food coloring to your frosting to add color to your cookie cake.

How to serve?

Once you have prepared the cookie cake, place it on a cake stand so it is easier to decorate and serve.

Slice the cookie cake with a sharp knife and serve on a plate. You can even serve with additional icing or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

How do I know if my cookie cake is done?

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is a beautiful golden brown. Be careful not to overcook. The outside edge of the cake will be slightly browner than the center of the cake.

How to store?

Store the leftovers covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.  

Easter Cookie Cake decorated with pastel colors on a cake stand

Pro Tips

  • Prepare in a Pie Plate – This cake can be made in a 9 inch pie pan as well. 
  • Combining the Ingredients – Make sure not to over mix the cookie dough or the cookie cake will be tough.  Combine the wet ingredients and dry ingredients until well blended.
  • Baking Cookie – Make sure to not overcook cookie. It is better to cook cookie until just about done and allow to finish cooking after removing from oven.
  • Remove Cookie Cake – We like to remove the cookie cake from the pan to easily cut the cookie for serving.

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Easter Cookie Cake

5 from 4 votes
Easter Cookie Cake is a fun holiday dessert that is perfect your Easter dinner. The cookie is made from scratch and then decorated.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 407

Ingredients

For the Cookie Cake:

For the Frosting:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 inch round cake pan with a non-stick baking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter with brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy.  Then add in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Mix in the baking soda and salt.  Then slowly add in the flour until just combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and half of the M&Ms.
  • Press the cookie dough batter into the prepared pan and then press the remaining M&Ms and the sprinkles on top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are just starting to turn slightly golden brown.  Be careful not to overcook. It’s better to unmake the cookie dough than over bake it as the cake will continue to cook as it cools.
  • Let the cake cool completely before adding the frosting.
  • While the cake is cooling, prepare the frosting.  Beat the butter with a hand held mixture until smooth.  Then slowly add in the powdered sugar.  Add int he vanilla extract and slowly add in the milk until creamy.
  • Pipe the frosting with a star tip onto the edges of the cookie cake and top with more sprinkles and M&Ms if you prefer.
  • Then the cake is ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This cake can be made in a 9 inch pie pan as well. 
Make sure not to over mix the cookie dough or the cookie cake will be tough.  
Store the leftovers covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 407kcal, Carbohydrates 54g, Protein 4g, Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 47mg, Sodium 221mg, Potassium 128mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 39g, Vitamin A 405IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 38mg, Iron 2mg

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