Spring is in the Air
Spring officially started a few days ago but for me, it just didn’t quite feel like it yet. Although it was nice and warm down in Arkansas we were back in our home state of Ohio visiting for my grandmother’s funeral. Not only was it cold but on the day we left it started snowing! Perhaps it was because I was already feeling awful about losing my grandmother, but I was NOT in the mood for snow that day.
Thankfully by the time we made it about midway through Kentucky on our way home the snow was all but gone. (but MAN was it still cold!) Now that we are back in Arkansas it’s a little rainy (no surprise there lol) but it’s warm enough to wear tank tops and I even wore shorts the other day. Some days I’m less than a fan of living in Arkansas but I am definitely a fan of the weather after growing up in the North.
One thing was sure in our house though. We were all feeling pretty down with the loss of such an amazing woman so it was time to bring a little more spring cheer to our lives. These Spring M&M candy cookies were just the right thing to do that.
Spring M&M Candy Cookies
These M&M candy cookies are a perfect addition to your Easter snacking or great for any springtime cookie cravings. If you remember our holiday baking posts from December you’re already familiar with our double chocolate version of this cookie. This one is more of a vanilla flavor but still follows the same basic recipe.
For an added layer of flavor, you can also use vanilla instant pudding mix in your cookies in place of the cornstarch. When substituting the pudding mix for cornstarch I generally use about 1/2 to 1 package in place of the 2 T of cornstarch. This will make the cookies a little more vanilla-y and give them a little more of a smooth texture.
If you really want to experiment you can use a lemon pudding or even a strawberry one! If you give that a try be sure to leave me a comment and let me know how it turned out! I’m sure they would be so pretty with this type of M&M candy!
You can do this recipe with or without the chocolate chips. I usually find that the cookies are just fine with only the M&M candies (because they are pretty chocolatey on their own) but thought I would add in some chocolate chips for a little extra kick this time.
I do enjoy the variation in texture with the two kinds of chocolate and will be doing my cookies this way again in the future. In the end, it’s really up to you on how much chocolate you want in your cookies. If you don’t want them or don’t have any on hand don’t sweat it!
We are so excited for spring to be here. The fall and winter have been pretty rough around here so we are determined to make the most out of the warmer weather now that it is here. We will be featuring tons of camping and fun outdoor activities, fun crafts for kids, and of course tons of yummy recipes!
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