Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies

I loved Easter as a kid. My parents put on the best Easter egg hunts. My brother and I would go nuts every Easter morning filling our plastic baskets with treats. It was like a second Christmas to us. Who wouldn’t enjoy waking up and finding chocolate and candy treats all over the house? I’m not ashamed to admit that even now as an adult, Claudia still takes the time to buy us kids little treats for Easter. I can’t speak for my brother, but the big chocolate bunny and the Easter-themed novelty socks are my personal favs!

I do not know a single person who doesn’t get excited when they go to the grocery store and see that Cadbury Creme Eggs and Mini Eggs are back on the shelves. It was around this time last year when I decided to do a little experiment. What would the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the world taste like with Cadbury Mini Eggs? Well my friends, they taste absolutely delicious! So delicious in fact, that I have decided to post them on the blog. Don’t worry, Claudia has totally approved. And so has all my friends who have tasted them.

You will need:

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups Cadbury Mini Eggs

Combine your flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl.

In a large mixing bowl, combine your brown and white sugar, vanilla and softened butter.

Beat until creamy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add in vanilla.

Gradually beat in your dry ingredients.

Your dough should look like this. Fluffy and soft.

Now for the showstoppers!

Place your Mini Eggs in a plastic bag and hit them with a rolling pin, or hammer.  Whatever you have around the house.

I find this is much more effective than trying to chop them with a knife.

You want to leave big chunks.

Incorporate chopped Mini Eggs with your cookie dough.

I probably could have chopped these Mini Eggs a little more. But it’s your own personal preference.

Mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula.

Drop rounded tablespoons of the cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet or in a muffin top pan like I did in the photo above.

Bake in a 375 degree fahrenheit oven for 9-11 minutes.

Cool in pan for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.


The hard Mini Egg shell breaks down in the oven perfectly to leave a soft burst of chocolatey goodness in every cookie.

Here’s hoping the Easter Bunny is good to you this year.


Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies
Yields 24
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
11 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
11 min
  1. 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  5. 3/4 cup white sugar
  6. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  7. 1 tsp vanilla
  8. 2 large eggs
  9. 2 cups Cadbury Mini Eggs
  1. Combine your flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine your brown and white sugar, vanilla and softened butter.Beat until creamy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add in vanilla and mix until completely combined.
  5. Gradually beat in your dry ingredients. Your dough should look like this. Fluffy and soft.
  6. Place your Mini Eggs in a plastic bag and hit them with a rolling pin, or hammer. Whatever you have around the house. You want to leave big chunks.
  7. Incorporate chopped Mini Eggs with your cookie dough. Mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  8. Drop rounded tablespoons of the cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet or in a muffin top pan like I did in the photo above.
  9. Bake in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 9-11 minutes. Cool in pan for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.
Adapted from NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®
Adapted from NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®
Claudia's Cookbook


  1. Lori says:

    Oh my! I like the way you think! I’d need 2 bags of the minis….one for me, one for the cookies….oh and one for fending off the boys….so 3 bags! These look divine!!

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      I see them throughout the year, but only in tiny packages. The big packages of Mini Eggs and Creme Eggs come out during Easter..which clearly makes it my favourite time ever! :)

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      Hi Madelyn – depending on how big you make the cookies (I like them on the larger side), about 3 dozen approximately. Let me know how you like them!

  2. Jerri says:

    My sis and I LOVE these EGGS!!!!!!!
    Our granny used to get them for us every Easter, it will be great to have an excuse to keep these bad boys around the house…. besides to just sit and stuff our faces with!!!

    THANK YOU!!!!!!

  3. marilyn Schoneman says:

    Hello from Iowa :) I will be making these cookies this week ! Where do you find muffin top pans ? (wal-mart or target ) ! Thanxs …… happy spring ! marilyn..

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      Happy Spring to you too Marilyn! I hope Iowa’s weather is a lot more spring-like than here in Canada! :) I purchased the muffin top pan online on Amazon. I haven’t seen them here at Walmart or Target but you may have them there in the US. I’ve seen them at specialty baking stores like Williams Sonoma I believe. Let me know if you find them locally and how the cookies then out!!

  4. Monica L. says:

    I made these tonight and although they tasted delicious, they were VERY flat. I think I would try it again, but do it in a muffin top pan as stated in this post. I’ll have to find one first though!

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      Hi Monica – thanks for the feedback. I’ve made these cookies using a regular cookie sheet and have never had a problem with them being flat. That’s interesting. Definitely try to use a muffin top pan and see if there is a difference. I ordered mine on Amazon! Cheap and quick delivery :)

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      Yes it is and they’re delicious. I state that in the original post “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World.”

  5. Katy says:

    I chilled the batter in the fridge overnight (though a few hours should suffice) to chill the butter. The cookies came out nice and fluffy :)

  6. Katherine says:

    You can find muffin top pans at Michael’s craft store and Hobby Lobby. And, you can use a store coupon and save some money.

  7. Katherine says:

    Claudia, I guess I need to take my comment back on where to find muffin top pans. I use to see them at both Michael’s & Hobby Lobby all the time. I went this weekend to buy two pans. I couldn’t find them at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby or Walmart. The lady at Michael’s told me that they got arid of them because they weren’t selling. The only other place I’m going to check is Target & Farm & Fleet. Maybe I’ll find them there.

  8. Christie says:

    My family and I LOVED these cookies!! I really like your blog. All the recipes you have on here are something I would make.
    I live in Montreal but all my family are in Winnipeg , so it`s nice to see a great cooking blog from there!!!

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      Thanks Christie! I’m so glad you loved the cookies! Thank you for the kind words – I LOVE Montreal :) I spent a week there last summer and fell in love with it.

  9. Jennifer says:

    I just made these cookies this afternoon. They are delicious, however, they turned out more like biscuits. They fluffed up really big and had a texture more closely related to a scone or tea biscuit.
    My boyfriend and I plan to eat this batch, and make them again closer to Easter. Could you make any suggestions as to what may have happened to our first batch ?

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      Hi Jennifer. Hmm…I’m a little stumped as well. I’ve made these cookies so many times with no issues like the one you experienced (including a batch tonight!). The only things I can think of is that perhaps you used baking powder instead of baking soda? That would puff up the cookies. That or maybe you over mixed them? That usually leads to flat cookies though which is often the biggest complaint with any cookie. The only other thing I can think of is it had something to do with your eggs not being fresh or “liquid” enough to bind the dough. Let me know if this happens again when you make them!

  10. Kat says:

    These cookies are to die for! I’ve been looking for this recipe for ages and this one is so easy to follow and the product is great! I made these cookies once with the mini eggs and today I used 1 and a half cups chocolate chips instead of the mini eggs and they were amazing! Your blog is perfect I love the way you have pictures with the instructions, it makes it so easy to follow! I will definitely be coming back yo your blog to look for more recipes in the future!

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      Hi Kat! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I find it hard to just eat 1 or 2 of these cookies and not the entire batch! So happy you enjoy the blog :)

  11. Meg says:

    I try to keep track of my calorie intake, any idea how many calories/fat in this recipe. I made them last night, so so so good!!

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      Hi Meg – I’m sorry but I have absolutely no idea. It’s probably best if we don’t know this information, as I’m sure they are quite calorie rich :) I do believe there are apps and websites that are able to provide you with that type of info based on the ingredient list and quantities it makes.

  12. Tiffany H says:

    I found instead of chopping mini eggs with a knife and almost nearly cutting off my finger because the mini egg shot across the kitchen I put the mini eggs in a plastic bag and sealed it I took a hammer and hit each of the egg once which cracks it right in half if I wanted it smaller id hit the half of the egg once more to make it smaller. Worked like a charm very effective and quick.

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      Hi Tiffany! Thank you for your comment – it reminded me to update the post to include the plastic bag method of chopping the eggs. I also place them in a plastic bag and beat them with a rolling pin :)

  13. Marisa says:

    I’d love to make these but I don’t have a mixer. Do you think by stirring the Batter I can get similar results?

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      Hi Marisa – yes, you can definitely stir by hand – it just may take a bit longer :) I’ve done that before with the cookies and it works well…and you can consider it cardio :)

  14. Adriana says:

    Hi my family loved these cookies! Could the butter and sugar be decreased slightly in the recipe? Love your website, Winnipeg is my home town love the people there! Keep up the good work on your blog.

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      Hi Adriana! You can try – I’ve never decreased the butter or sugar. I can’t see decreasing the sugar to be a problem, but your cookies may not be as soft if you decrease the butter. Try it out and let me know how it turns out!

  15. Jason says:

    Sorry but this is the 2nd time I made these and they don’t tast like cookies at all. I Duno what I’m doing wrong but thy don’t look like the picture that u have. When there finished. Sorry to say but I’m not going to atemped to make these again. I’m going to find other cookies to bake.

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      I’m sorry to hear that Jason. Not sure what is going wrong? I’ve made them a million times, and so have many other people.

  16. Miranda says:

    Hi,I made these today, they were good but when I mixed the dry ingredients with the butter and sugars the dough went hard. They didn’t have that light color like it shows on your pictures. I followed everything ur blog said, what did I do wrong??

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      Hi Miranda. I’m not too sure, I’ve never had that issue. The only thing I can think of is that your butter was cold and not at room temperature?

  17. Jamie D says:

    I made these for Easter and they were a hit! Today I saw Holiday or Christmas mini cadbury eggs. You bet I am making these cookies again for Christmas.

  18. Sarah says:

    Loved baking these bad boys with the fam during a blizzard – perfect hump day treat! 😛 The kids just went bananas for them! We ate more of the dough then the actual cookies though – oops!! (Don’t tell my dietician!)
    Thanks for the recipe Claudia. U R A STAR!!1

  19. Sarah says:

    Hi there! I made these colors for the second time today and lived them!! The first time I made them I didn’t use the muffin tray and they melted to one huge cookie that covered the whole pan! Ha! These are the most delicious cookies Ive ever had! Great for a sweet tooth like me :)

    • Claudia's Cookbook says:

      Hi Dana! There are various sizes of bags out there for Mini Eggs. For the size that is shown in the ingredient photo, you would need probably 2 bags to make 2 cups. You may have a bit extra left (for snacking, of course!). If it’s the snack-sized bags, I’d get 10 to be on the safe side. Let us know how they turn out!

  20. Stephanie says:

    Claudia, these turned out so amazing! I was going to use them as a base to make oatmeal raisin ones (maybe replace mini eggs with raisins and use less flour in place of oatmeal). Have you ever tried this or experimented with it?

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