Let the Good Times Roll! Mardi Gras Cookie Recipe

Mardi Gras Cookie Recipe

Laissez les bon temps roulez! Let the good times roll with these fun Mardi Gras themed cookies! Mardi Gras is a huge deal here along the Gulf Coast with lots of parades, parties and events and you can get in the spirit no matter where you are with this Mardi Gras cookie recipe.

Mardi Gras Cookie Recipe

After you mix up your cookie dough you’ll divide it into three parts and then add the food coloring. I love how vivid these colors are!

Mardi Gras Cookie Recipe

Pinch off some of each color of dough and gently press them together, roll in your hands to make a ball then place on the parchment sheet several inches apart.

Mardi Gras Cookie Recipe

Next, press a few M&Ms into the top of each dough ball.

Mardi Gras Cookie Recipe

These cookies are almost too pretty too eat but they’re delicious so I’m sure you’ll have to eat more than one! Laissez les bon temps roulez!

Let the Good Times Roll! Mardi Gras Cookie Recipe
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Cuisine: Dessert
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ½ cup or one stick of butter
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup yellow and green M&M's
  • Purple, green and yellow food coloring
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine your flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and set aside
  4. In a large mixing bowl mix together your softened butter and sugar
  5. Add 1 egg and Vanilla to your sugar and butter mix and mix well
  6. Now you can add your flour mixture to your butter mixture and mix well
  7. Divide the dough into three parts and add 2 to 3 drops of food coloring to each then mix well to create the purple, green and yellow dough.
  8. Using a spoon, scoop out some of each color dough. Gently press the three colors together then roll into small balls
  9. Place your dough onto your parchment paper lined baking sheet
  10. Press a few M&M's onto the top of your dough balls
  11. Cook for exactly 10 minutes
  12. When you take your cookies out of the oven, gently press them down with the bottom of a cup

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  1. How much butter do u use, I don’t see it written anywhere??

  2. Ohmygosh! I left out the best part 🙁 Thanks so much for catching that! The recipe calls for one stick or half cup of butter and I’ve updated the printable above.

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