This Cadbury Egg Easter Cookies Recipe makes soft and chewy cookies loaded with Cadbury Mini Eggs. These Spring Cookies are great for celebrating Spring and Easter and absolutely delicious. The Easter cookies are a delectable and indulgent treat that are loved by people of all ages. The combination of soft and chewy cookie dough with chunks of rich and creamy Cadbury Egg chocolate creates a perfect balance of flavors and textures.
Springtime means many people's favorite treat: Cadbury Mini Eggs! The Cadbury Eggs themselves are a beloved Easter candy, and incorporating them into a cookie takes them to the next level. With a crunchy exterior and a chocolatey center filled with the iconic Cadbury filling, these cookies are a true delight. They are perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth or for sharing with friends and family during the holiday season. Overall, Cadbury Egg cookies are a delicious and fun twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie, making them a favorite among many.
This recipe was inspired by my Easy Halloween Cookies and 4th of July Cookies. It goes great in the springtime with our Tart Lemon Cookies and Key Lime Cookies.
Cadbury Mini Eggs were first introduced in 1967 by Cadbury, a British confectionery company. The original Mini Eggs were larger and came in a speckled shell, but the current smaller size and solid color shell were introduced in the 1990s. Today, Cadbury Mini Eggs are a popular Easter candy and a beloved snack around the world.
What I Love About This Recipe
- My Family Loves Them - my husband and children love Cadbury Mini Eggs and love cookies, and they all really love these spring cookies each year. It's fun to make something for them that they love so much.
- Kid Friendly - These are easy enough for my big kids to make and fun to make with my smaller kids. They're more exciting than our typical chocolate chip cookies and the kids love it.
- Quick and Easy - these Cadbury Egg Cookies are just so quick and easy to make. They are done start to finish in 20 minutes.
- Great For Entertaining - these are great for when people come over, whether it's the neighborhood kids or family friends coming for dinner. They're also great to take to any party in the springtime.
- butter - softened. I used unsalted. To take these to the next level, they are AMAZING with Irish butter
- granulated sugar
- light brown sugar- usually I love a good dark brown sugar in my cookies, but to better accent the mini eggs, I recommend light.
- eggs- large
- vanilla - I always recommend pure vanilla for the best flavor, but imitation will work okay.
- flour- regular, white all-purpose flour
- salt- regular table salt
- baking soda
- baking powder
- Cadbury Mini Eggs- these are the star of this recipe!
See recipe card for quantities.
These cookies are a typical cookie and contain a combination of flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder powder, salt, and Cadbury Mini Eggs. The Cadbury Mini Eggs are the star ingredient, adding a burst of chocolate flavor to the cookies.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer. In the large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugars.
Beat on high until the butter and sugar are well incorporated and become light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla.
Beat on high until the mixture has lightened and is fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Mix on low just until incorporated.
Add mini eggs then mix just until combined. Form dough balls about 2 Tablespoons big. Bake for about 10 minutes, just until the tops are matte and the edges have set. Allow to cool on the baking sheet 5-10 minutes before removing.
Hint: Be careful not to over mix your cookies. Once the flour is added, only mix just until well combined.
- Easter Candy - use any M&M's or other small Easter candy
- Dairy Free - make these dairy free by using dairy free chocolate candies and plant based butter. The plant based butter can be substituted 1:1
- Dark brown or other brown sugars - you can substitute dark brown sugar for light. It'll have a richer flavor. We don't recommend using muscavado or other brown sugars, as they will likely end up a little gritty.
- Chocolate Easter Cookies - make these chocolate by following our recipe for Halloween Cookies and using Cadbury Mini Eggs instead of M&Ms. Perfect for the chocolate lover in your life!
- Easter lovers - add 1 cup of your favorite Easter M&Ms and one cup of pastel colored vanilla chips in addition to the Mini Eggs for an intense decorated Easter Cookie idea!
- Almond - switch up the flavor by reducing the vanilla to ½ teaspoon and adding 1 teaspoon almond extract for a delicious flavor!
Using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer will give you the best results with the best texture. These can absolutely be made by hand, we recommend just really beating the sugar and butter together until it's pretty smooth then beating the egg in until it's fluffy, if possible.
Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave for 8-10 seconds for that ultra soft texture.
To freeze: form dough into balls and freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Thaw to room temperature then bake as directed. Or, freeze cooked cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 months. We recommend freezing them when they are mostly cooled, but still slightly warm for ooey gooey cookies upon thawing.
Do Not over bake the cookies! For the softest, chewiest cookies don't wait for them to turn golden. They are ready to come out as soon as the edges are set and the tops are matte. Then let them rest on the pan for 5-10 minutes. If you wait for them to turn golden, they will be drier and less chewy.
We think Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies make the best spring cookies! A cookie full of pastel colors and that classic Mini Egg with the crisp shell bursting with chocolate inside a soft and chewy cookie. It screams spring and is perfect to share with others.
Make Cadbury Egg Cookies by making your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Then replace the chocolate chips with Cadbury Mini Eggs. Bake as normal and enjoy!
Make fun and easy Easter Cookies by first making the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Then replace the chocolate chips with your favorite chocolate Easter candy. Try Reese's, Cadbury Eggs, Robin Eggs, Easter M&Ms and more! Then bake as directed.
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Cadbury Egg Easter Cookies
- ⅞ cup butter (14 Tablespoons) I used salted, at room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 12 oz cadbury mini eggs
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar on high until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until the mixture is well combined and has lightened slightly in color, about 1 minute. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low just until well combined. Stir in the Cadbury Mini Eggs.
- Place dough in mounds of about 2 Tablespoons on a baking sheet, about 12 per sheet. Bake at 350° F for 10 minutes. For the softest and chewiest cookies, remove from oven as soon. as the edges are set and the tops are matte, then allow to cool on the baking sheet 5-10 minutes before removing. For a slightly dry, slightly crips cookie, bake until the edges turn golden.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave for 8-10 seconds for that fresh warm softness.
- Store pre-made dough balls or baked cookies in the freezer for up to 2 months. To bake frozen dough, allow to come to room temperature then bake as normal.
- For cookies with more visible Cadbury Eggs: Stir in ⅔ of the mini eggs, then form dough balls. After forming dough balls, press the remaining mini eggs into the tops of the dough. This will create cookies where the mini eggs are more prominent and visible. Bake normally.
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
These yummy Cadbury Egg Cookies made the perfect spring cookies! Excited to make them again for Easter, we love them! So soft and chewy!
How many eggs go into this recipe?
2 eggs. Thank you for pointing that out, it is fixed in the recipe card now.
Such a fun recipe to make this easter! My kids loved them and so did I. The perfect spring cookie.