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Easter Cookie Cake

Easter Cookie Cake – A buttery sweet cookie cake speckles with pastel M&Ms! With a delicious vanilla frosting, this easy dessert looks picture perfect and tastes even better.

Bring the colors of spring blossoms into your kitchen with fun desserts like cookie cake. These Easter Rice Krispie Treats with peeps are always a hit too! Or bake up this delicious Sugar Cookie cake!

Easter cookie cake with frosting and pastel candies.

Why this Recipe Works

Cookie cake. Two favorite treats collide to make one irresistible dessert! I took a traditional chocolate chip cookie cake recipe and gave it an Easter makeover.

Similar to our Pizookie recipe too!

This recipe has. . .

  • A soft chewy cookie texture shaped into thick slices of cake.
  • Plenty of chocolate. Both chocolate chips and M&Ms candies are baked into each bite.
  • Serve with or without frosting. It tastes wonderful both ways!
  • Easy decorating. Pipe cookie frosting along the edge of the cookie cake to add a pretty finishing touch.
  • Vibrant color. Pastel candies make an Easter cookie cake bright and cheery.

Easy to make, serve and share, Easter Cookie Cake is the perfect finish to a holiday meal. Also makes a great addition to any springtime party!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make easter chocolate chip cookie cake.

Unsalted butter. You can substitute salted butter and reduce the added salt if desired.

All-Purpose flour. Ever wonder why baked goods might taste too dry? Learn how to measure flour properly!

Kosher salt. I use this salt in all my cooking and baking. Learn why I use kosher salt in baking!

Chocolate morsels. I prefer semi-sweet chocolate chips here. Milk chocolate chips can be used too.

Pastel M&Ms. If you’re not making this for Easter, feel free to substitute whatever color of M&Ms you prefer.

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make an easter chocolate chip cookie cake.

Make the cookie dough. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together the wet ingredients. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet to combine. Fold in chocolate chips.

Bake. Transfer the cookie dough to a spring form pan. Press M&Ms into the top of the dough, spacing them out evenly. Bake for 25 minutes.

Frost. While the cake is cooling, whip butter with powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Transfer to a frosting bag and swirl onto the edges of your cooled cake.

Garnish Easter cookie cake with sprinkles for even more festive color.

Easter cookie cake without frosting.

Tips & Tricks

  • Do not over mix. After adding dry ingredients to the wet, mix until just combined. Over mixing cookie cake dough will make the finished cookie cake hard and dense.
  • Line spring form pan with parchment paper. A circle of parchment at the bottom helps the Easter cookie cake slide out of the pan easily.
  • Serve with ice cream. Try leaving the frosting off and serving a slice of warm cookie cake with vanilla ice cream!
  • Let cool completely before frosting. If you pipe the frosting on while the cake is warm, it’ll become a melted mess.
  • Use a star shaped frosting tip. I love the beautiful shape it gives the frosting.
Sugar cookie frosting being piped onto an Easter cookie cake.

Recipe FAQs

How long does cookie cake last?

This Easter Cookie Cake disappears FAST in my house! But if you have leftovers, they will stay good for about 3 days. Wrap with plastic wrap or transfer to an airtight container to preserve freshness.

Can I use other chocolate candies in this cake?

Yes, you can get creative pressing your other favorite candy coated Easter candies into this Easter Cookie Cake! A few Cadbury mini eggs or malt ball eggs would make a delicious addition.

How do you cut cookie cake?

Use a sharp knife to cut the cookie cake in half across the center. Then make another cut to divide into fourths. Divide each fourth into halves to make 8 wedges.

Can I make this cake if I don’t have a spring form pan?

Yes, you can also make this in a 9-inch pie plate or 8-inch cast iron skillet.

Slice of chocolate chip cookie cake on a white plate.

More Holiday Recipes

Yield: 8 servings

Easter Cookie Cake Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Easter Cookie Cake - A buttery sweet cookie cake speckles with pastel M&Ms! With a delicious vanilla frosting, this easy dessert looks picture perfect and tastes even better.

Ingredients

For the Cookie

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup M&M's, pastel
  • Sprinkles, for garnish

For the Frosting

  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
    2. In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients.
    3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
    4. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
    5. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
    6. Press cookie dough in pan, using fingertips. Press m&m’s evenly spaced into the dough.
    7. Bake for 25-28 minutes until slightly golden.
    8. Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes and then release from the springform pan. Remove parchment paper and allow to cool completely on wire rack.
    9. While the cookie cake is cooling. Prepare the frosting.
    10. Combine butter with powdered sugar, 1 Tablespoon of mik, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl and mix with an electric mixer until smooth and combined. Add the remaining milk if you want the frosting thinner.
    11. Transfer frosting to a disposable piping bag fitted with a star tip. With gentle pressure pipe the edges of the COOLED cookie cake in a circular scrolling pattern around the cookie. Garnish with sprinkles if desired.

Notes

  • Do not over mix. After adding dry ingredients to the wet, mix until just combined. Over mixing cookie cake dough will make the finished cookie cake hard and dense.
  • Line spring form pan with parchment paper. A circle of parchment at the bottom helps the Easter cookie cake slide out of the pan easily.
  • Serve with ice cream. Try leaving the frosting off and serving a slice of warm cookie cake with vanilla ice cream!
  • Let cool completely before frosting. If you pipe the frosting on while the cake is warm, it'll become a melted mess.
  • Use a star shaped frosting tip. I love the beautiful shape it gives the frosting.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 575Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 278mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 3gSugar: 55gProtein: 5g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Can’t decide between Easter cookies or Easter cake? Make everyone happy with this delightful Easter Cookie Cake recipe!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on March 25, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. I made this yesterday and my family LOVED every bite! It’s absolutely adorable and so easy to make. It will be happening again on Easter.

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