M&M Nutella Cookie Cups


Easy, colorful and delicious sugar cookie cups filled with Nutella and topped with dark chocolate M&M’s for Easter dessert or spring!

M&M Nutella Cookie Cups for Easter or Spring

Happy almost Easter!  How was everyone’s weekend?  I had a very enjoyable and action-packed weekend.  I got invited to Perry’s ice cream factory in Akron, NY on Friday afternoon.  I got to have a grand tour of their plant and be a taste-tester for a day!  Mr. Wishes came as my special guest and we tried their new 2013 flavors and got to review them and give our opinions. There were other people from various businesses and fellow bloggers there that I got to meet.  I will share all about my experience in a separate post once I get all my photos together.  It was a very exciting and great time, but it would be pretty hard to go wrong with a tour of an ice-cream factory!

Saturday night my whole family got together to celebrate my mom’s 60th birthday.  Happy birthday, Mom! (Since this is her official birthday today and I know she’ll be reading this).  It was so fun celebrating and having everyone together.  We went out to dinner at a nice Italian restaurant and continued the festivities at my aunt Sheryl’s house where we had a delicious Wegman’s red velvet cake, Perry’s chocolate chip ice cream (very fitting!), and showered my mom with gifts for this milestone birthday.  It was a great night of being together with family!

Mom's 60th Birthday at Mr. Dominic's on the lake

My mom’s birthday dinner

To make these fun Easter little snacks, all you need is are a few basic ingredients, Nutella and a package of spring M&M’s (really, any M&M’s will do).  If you’re celebrating Easter with a little get together, sending treats for your kids at school…whatever the reason may be…the Easter-colored M&M’s really make M&M Nutella cookie cups extra cute.  If you don’t have Nutella, chocolate frosting will work as a nice substitute!  The cookie part tastes just like a sugar cookie.  I decided to make the sugar cookie dough into cups and filled them with Nutella (because who doesn’t like Nutella?) and used dark chocolate M&M’s.  I loved the flavors of the cookie, Nutella and dark chocolate together.  They made a delicious combination.  Can you tell I love my cookie cups lately?  Like these and these.  They are just so fun!

M&M Nutella Cookie Cups for Easter or Spring

M&M Nutella Cookie Cups for Easter or Spring


M&M Nutella Cookie Cups
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 24 cups
Easy, colorful and delicious M&M Nutella cookie cups with a sugar cookie base and dark chocolate M&M's. Perfect for Easter dessert or spring.
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • Nutella (for filling cups, chocolate frosting will also work)
  • M&M's (I used dark chocolate)
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease a mini muffin pan and set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer or hand mixer. Gradually add the salt, vanilla and flour and beat well. Form a ball of cookie dough in your hand, a little bigger than a ping pong ball, and place into greased mini muffin pan.
  3. Push the middle down with your thumb to make a well/depression in the center.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until cookie cups are set.
  5. When the cookies cups are done, place pan on wire rack let cool completely. Fill the wells with Nutella and top with M&Ms. They should pop right out of the tin with a knife or just use your fingers to grab them out.


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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

34 Responses to “M&M Nutella Cookie Cups”

  1. March 26, 2013 at 8:35 AM #

    Your cookie cups are absolutely perfect!! They look so cute and pretty!

  2. March 26, 2013 at 10:14 AM #

    Anything with nutella and I say yes! These look yummy!

    • March 26, 2013 at 4:50 PM #

      I am with you on that one!

  3. March 26, 2013 at 1:13 PM #

    These are adorable!! I love the idea of using sugar cookies with Nutella and dark chocolate. Delicious 🙂

  4. Sarah
    March 26, 2013 at 6:13 PM #

    Ashley did you use salted or I salted butter? I am planning to make these for Sunday. (My first time hosting for Easter) I am feeding 8 adults and 4 kids! Should be an adventure!

    • March 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM #

      awww good luck!! That will be so fun! I used unsalted butter – sorry about that! I’ll update the recipe. Thanks for catching that!

  5. March 26, 2013 at 8:01 PM #

    LOVE Nutella! Happy Easter, Ashley!

    • March 26, 2013 at 9:10 PM #

      You too, Tonette! Thanks!!

  6. March 27, 2013 at 9:48 AM #

    Aw Happy Birthday to your mom!

    And omg these cups are so sweet and cute and simple and PERFECT for Easter!

    • March 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM #

      Thanks, Kayle! I think I’m making them again for Easter dessert 🙂

  7. March 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM #

    How adorably cute are these?? I am loving all of your Easter-themed treats :).

    • March 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM #

      Thanks, Hannah! Hopefully I’ll have more coming 🙂

  8. March 27, 2013 at 12:43 PM #

    oh my god these are too cute and too delicious!! LOVE!!

    • March 27, 2013 at 1:11 PM #

      Thanks, Jenn! They take no time at all to make, which I love!

  9. March 27, 2013 at 5:07 PM #

    Happy Birthday to your mama! She raised a good one, that’s for sure! Anyone as sweet as you are and who’s brilliant enough to stuff Nutella into cookie cups, then top that with M&M’s, is a quality kinda girl 🙂 Love this, Ashley!!

    • March 27, 2013 at 6:23 PM #

      hhaha your comments always make me laugh! Thanks, Hayley!

  10. March 27, 2013 at 7:04 PM #

    I like the idea of these to not have to stress over dessert on Easter brunch/supper and how super cute and festive are they!?!!

    • March 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM #

      Thanks for commenting! It is a good dessert to make when you don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen!

  11. March 28, 2013 at 12:26 PM #

    These are adorable! hands down, the best springtime/easter dessert I’ve seen. Happy birthday to your mom!

    • March 28, 2013 at 4:15 PM #

      Thanks, Sally! That’s a huge compliment and I appreciate it!

  12. JJeannean
    March 29, 2013 at 1:14 PM #

    I see there are no eggs in the recipe. is that a slip or are they not needed? Thanks for the info. Cannot wait to try them

    • March 29, 2013 at 1:33 PM #

      Nope – no eggs! They came out perfect without them 🙂 Thanks for asking, though! It’s always good to have someone point those things out to you in case there was a mistake.

      • JJeannean
        March 29, 2013 at 1:39 PM #

        Thanks, am making for Easter. Cannot wait to eat them.

        • March 29, 2013 at 1:40 PM #

          Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

  13. Christy
    April 10, 2013 at 5:36 PM #

    Do you have to use a stand mixer or can you just use a hand mixer or even mix them up by hand?

    • April 10, 2013 at 8:41 PM #

      OH you can definitely use a hand mixer! Sorry about that! I will update the recipe

  14. April 11, 2014 at 12:09 AM #

    These are so adorable and festive for Easter and spring!

  15. May 19, 2015 at 9:42 PM #

    These look like something I can treat by boys to this next weekend.


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