Easter Candy Cookies

After Easter, we have so much candy, so I decided to make cookies to use it up. My kids loved them! I used Butterfingers®, Snickers®, Hersheys®, M&M's®, and KitKats®. Next time I am trying Starburst®, Skittles®, etc. Have fun with it.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
11 mins
Total Time:
26 mins
2 dozen


  • ¾ cup butter-flavored shortening

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup chopped Easter candy, or more to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Combine shortening and sugars in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until creamy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract; beat until creamy.

  3. Mix flour, salt, and baking soda together in another bowl. Add to the sugar mixture; blend thoroughly. Add chopped candies.

  4. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are light golden brown, about 11 minutes.

Cook's Note:

This is so versatile. You can use cake flour instead of all-purpose.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
10g Fat
25g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 28mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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