Mini Egg Cookies

Mini Egg Cookies are big, soft, and chewy cookies packed with scrumptious chocolate egg morsels. These Cadbury mini egg cookies are as cute as they are delicious!

If you need more Cadbury mini egg recipes, check out these Chocolate Bird’s Nests!

Mini egg cookies with broken pieces of cadbury mini eggs shown around them.

An Embarrassing Amount of Easter Candy

One does not simply walk past the Easter candy aisle.

Or, at least, I do not simply walk past the Easter candy aisle without loading my cart with five different kinds of chocolate eggs.

I impulsively toss bags into my cart, somehow hypnotized by all the pastels and shiny foil wrappers.

And then I get home and can’t remember anything. How did I end up with 10 bags of Easter candy? What came over me? I don’t even really *like* Easter candy.

At this point, it’s too embarrassing to do the walk of shame back to the grocery store and return all the candy. Besides, if I did I’d probably end up buying a neon colored Easter basket, 12 dozen plastic eggs, and a giant bunny for the front yard. (What is wrong with me?!)

So instead, I bake. And what once was an embarrassing amount of Easter candy turns into an embarrassing amount of Mini Egg Cookies. I think it’s an upgrade.

Cadbury mini egg cookie with a glass of milk.

Here’s Why You’re Going to Love These Mini Egg Cookies

  • They’re SOFT.
  • They’re CHEWY.
  • They’re PRETTY.
  • They’re NO CHILL. Perfect for when you need to satisfying a cookie craving ASAP.
  • And most importantly, they’re LOADED with pockets of melty chocolate, crisp pastel shell, and chewy walnuts.

For someone who doesn’t really love Easter candy, I sure didn’t have any trouble devouring three of these warm from the oven. I think you’re going to love them too! 

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for cookies shown in bowls--flour, sugars, eggs, vanilla, butter, walnuts, and mini chocolate eggs.
  • Flour– Good old all purpose flour, scooped using the spoon and swipe method.
  • Baking soda– Adds lift and structure.
  • Salt– Always necessary to bring balance to a sweet cookie.
  • Brown and granulated sugar– A heavier ratio of brown to light sugar makes for a chewier cookie.
  • Eggs + Yolk– You’ll notice I add an egg yolk to many of my cookie recipes. This trick adds moisture to the cookie without making it cakey.
  • Vanilla– Two teaspoons, because why stop at one when you could have two, right?
  • Mini chocolate eggs– Cadbury really has the market cornered on these, but M&M also has a version that would work fine here.
  • Walnuts– This is personal preference, but I adore the added crunch of walnuts in this recipe. It’s such a nice compliment to the milk chocolate, and prevents them from being overly sweet. That said, you can leave them out if you prefer!

How to Make Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies

cadbury egg cookie dough shown in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line the pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  3. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  4. Beat together the butter and sugars until smooth and combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla, and beat again until combined, scraping the bowl as needed.
  6. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
  7. Stir in 1 cup of the mini eggs and the walnuts, if using.
  8. Scoop heaping Tablespoon sized balls onto the parchment lined baking sheets, leaving at least 2 inches of space between them.
  9. Bake until the edges are set, but the centers are still very soft and puffy, 11-13 minutes. As soon as they come out of the oven, gently press the remaining mini eggs on top. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet until they can be moved, about 5-7 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Tips for Success

  • I prefer to break half of the Cadbury mini eggs and leave the rest whole. It makes for a nice variety of little chocolate slivers and big puddles of melty egg. To break the eggs, place them in a baggie and pound them with a rolling pin until they’re in small and medium sized pieces.
  • Because I’m extra about my baking, I reserve ½ a cup of the cadbury eggs to place on top of the finished cookies. It ensures every cookie has some lovely speckled mini eggs on top.
  • For the best results and most even baking, bake the cookies one sheet at a time. Now, do I always follow my own advice? Of course not! Sometimes I’m in a hurry and want them all done at once. If that’s the case, rotate the pans top to bottom and front to back halfway through the baking time.
  • To make BIG mini egg cookies, scoop 2 Tablespoons of dough at a time, and bake for 15-18 minutes.
  • The key to a soft and chewy cookie, whether it’s Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies, Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies, or Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cookies, is to NOT OVER BAKE. The cookies should be removed when the centers are still puffy and shiny looking.
Stack of Chocolate Egg Cookies.

Storing and Freezing Mini Egg Cookies

  • Storing– Baked cookies should be stored in an airtight container and will keep for up to 5 days, though they lose some softness around day 3.
  • Freezing– You can freeze these baked or unbaked. To freeze the baked cookies, cool them completely then line them on a baking tray and flash freeze for 1 hour. Transfer to a freezer bag or container and freeze for up to 2 months. To freeze unbaked cookies, roll into balls, place on baking sheet, and flash freeze for 1 hour. Transfer to a bag. Bake cookies from frozen, adding an extra minute or two to the total time. Learn more about freezing cookies here.
  • Reheating– To recapture that fresh-from-the-oven, crisp, melty cookie goodness, place the cookies in a 425 degree oven for 4-5 minutes and serve warm.
Chocolate Easter egg cookie stack.

More Spring Treats to Try

Whether you’re welcoming Easter or the coming of spring, these desserts are our favorite way to celebrate.

Mini egg cookies with broken pieces of cadbury mini eggs shown around them.

Mini Egg Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Soft and chewy Mini Egg Cookies are studded with Cadbury mini chocolate eggs and walnuts for an irresistible spring treat.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 Tablespoons (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups mini eggs, such as Cadbury, partially chopped
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Prepare the pans. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium sized bowl.
  4. In a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugars on medium until smooth and combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla, and beat again until combined, scraping the bowl as needed.
  6. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
  7. Stir in 1 cup of the mini eggs and the walnuts, if using.
  8. Using a Tablespoon sized cookie scoop, scoop heaping Tablespoon sized balls onto the parchment lined baking sheets, leaving at least 2 inches of space between them.
  9. Bake until the edges are set, but the centers are still very soft and puffy, 11-13 minutes. As soon as they come out of the oven, gently press the remaining mini eggs on top. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet until they can be moved, about 5-7 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g

Please note nutritional information for my recipes is calculated by a third party service and provided as a courtesy to my readers. For the most accurate calculation, I always recommend running the numbers yourself with the specific products you use.

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27 Comments

  1. Cookies stuffed with holiday themed candy. I really can’t say no. Actually I can’t resist most holiday candy, especially any version that has peanut butter and is now in the shape of an egg (more pb to chocolate ratio).

  2. I find it quite hard to pass by anything stuffed with cadbury creme or peanut butter…which is almost everything LOL. These cookies wouldn’t stand a chance around here! Suddenly they would all end up in my belly and I would have no idea how.

  3. These cookies look and sound just perfect for Easter, I know I eat too much candy this time of year, I think because it is all so cute! Eeh!

    1. Thanks Angie! My hubby found those at World Market and gave them to me for Christmas this year. This is the first time I’ve used them though. I’m going to try to incorporate them in more photos.

  4. I absolutely love these cookies! I have been resisting the temptation of those perfect creamy little eggs, but I’m giving in with these cookies!

  5. I went into a dollar store at Christmas for some last minute candy on Christmas Eve. I spent over a hundred dollars. On candy. In a dollar store. I was so ashamed of myself. But the kids were thrilled on Christmas. I was right on budget till I walked in that store. I’m afraid to go Easter shopping. Been trying to avoid it. But if it means I can make these then I’m strutting into the store tomorrow. With hundreds of dollars in my pocket, and cadbury eggs & walnuts on my shopping list. xx

  6. Wow, this is such a wonderful idea! They look amazing and I just adore the pop of color the Cadbury eggs bring to your cookies! Brilliant for spring!

  7. Lmao, I can just imagine seeing a giant inflatable light-up bunny in your front yard. You can be the crazy Easter lady who hands out your surplus of easter candy! Naaaaw. You better stick to making more of these gorgeous cookies (beautiful photos, Courtney! I love the styling!). These look sturdy enough to survive a long trip. I’ll send you my address and will expect a few dozen via courier 😉

  8. Adorable cookies. We are allergic to tree nuts but definitely can substitute it with seeds.

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