Sugar cookies are a staple in my kitchen. It’s an easy go to recipe that you can add things to or decorate to match whatever party or holiday you’re baking for. These sugar cookie are topped with spring colored chocolate candies but you could switch them out to red, white, and blue for 4th of July, red and green for Christmas, or use any other color combo that you’d want to use. Decorating sugar cookies with these chocolate candies is an easy way to add color, texture, and chocolate flavor to your cookies.
Decorating sugar cookies is one of my kids favorite things to do. They’re a great blank canvas that you get to eat when you’re done! These cookies will do well in a covered container on your counter (assuming you don’t eat them all right away). In addition to switching out the colors, you could use the chocolate candies to make letters or shapes on your cookies too.
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What do you need to make sugar cookies decorated with chocolate candies?
You’ll need the basics to make these sugar cookies: softened butter (1 1/2 sticks), sugar (1 cup), two eggs, vanilla extract (2 teaspoons), flour (2 cups), and baking soda (1 teaspoon). You’ll also need the chocolate candies in your preferred colors to decorate your sugar cookies.
How do you make sugar cookies?
Let your oven preheat to 350 degrees while you’re getting your cookie batter mixed together. After you’ve gathered your ingredients, mix the wet ingredients together (sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla). In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour and baking soda). Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones until they’re all mixed together.
Scoop the sugar cookie dough out into one inch balls. You can use a spoon to scoop it out of the bowl. Roll the dough in your hands to make it into balls. If you’d rather, you can also use a cookie scoop to make balls of dough. Because you want to have a flat top for decorating sugar cookies with the chocolate candies, gently press down on the balls of cookie dough on your cookie sheet. To make clean up easier later, I cover my cookie sheets in aluminum foil or parchment paper before I put my cookies on them. Bake the sugar cookies 8 – 10 minutes in your preheated oven.
When you take the cookies out of the oven, it’s time for decorating your sugar cookies. Quickly add the chocolate candies to the tops of the cookies, gently pressing the candies into the warm cookies so they don’t fall off when the cookies cool. You may want to do this while they’re still on the cookie sheet. It will help to keep them warm a bit longer and it’s a hard, flat surface. If you try to push down on the cookies while on a cooling rack, you might push them through the rack (don’t ask me how I know).
- 1 Box Easter m&m’s
- 1 ½ Sticks Butter (Softened)
- • 1 Cup Sugar
- • 2 Eggs
- • 2 Tsp Vanilla
- • 2 Cups Flour
- • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla and mix for until combined.
- In another bowl mix flour & baking soda together.
- Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
- Scoop 1-inch balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Slightly push each ball down with a spoon.
- Place in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until fully cooked.
- Remove from oven. Quickly add the M&M’s on top of each cookie. They will stick once the cookies have fully cooked.
- Transfer to a cooling rack.
- Serve & enjoy!
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 210mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g