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Cadbury Egg Cookies

Cadbury Mini Eggs are one of the most beloved Easter candies, and they’re even better when combined with chocolate cookies. These Cadbury Mini Egg Chocolate Cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with mini eggs and milk chocolate that will make your taste buds dance!

Cadbury Mini Egg milk chocolate chip cookies on a wire cooling rack.

Are you a fan of Cadbury Mini Eggs? Do you love the combination of chocolate and cookies? If yes, then this recipe is perfect for you. These Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies are not only easy to make but also incredibly delicious. They are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and packed with mini eggs that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

  • The combination of brown and granulated sugars produces a rich, caramel-like flavor that complements the chocolate chips and chopped Cadbury Mini Eggs.
  • The melted butter gives the cookies a tender texture.
  • The use of simple ingredients creates a cookie that is soft, chewy, and packed with chocolatey goodness.
  • These cookies are a great way to incorporate the classic Easter candy into a delicious treat that will be loved by all. They are perfect for Easter celebrations, but can also be enjoyed any time of the year.

For more Easter recipes, check out this Carrot Cake, Tsoureki (Greek Easter bread), and these fun Baked Carrot Cake Donuts

INGREDIENT NOTES

milk chocolate, cadbury mini eggs, melted butter, egg, vanilla extract, sugar, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt on a gray surface.
  • Brown Sugar: You can use either light or dark brown sugar in this recipe. Dark brown sugar will result in a slightly stronger caramel flavor.
  • Butter: Melt the butter before adding it to the recipe. This will help the cookies have a softer texture.
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs: Roughly chop the mini eggs before adding them to the dough. This will help distribute the mini eggs evenly throughout the cookies.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Beat sugars with egg. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and egg until pale. 
  2. Add butter and vanilla extract. Next, add the melted and slightly cooled butter to the bowl. Whisk for 2-3 minutes, or until pale and creamy. Add the vanilla and mix to combine.
brown sugar, sugar, and egg mixture in a white bowl and brown sugar, sugar, egg, and melted butter mixture in a white bowl.
  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder powder, and salt.
  2. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and mix with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until there are no more dry spots.
  3. Add chocolate. Once the cookie dough comes together, add the chopped chocolate and mini eggs. Mix until evenly distributed.
cookie dough in a white bowl with rubber spatula and cadbury egg milk chocolate chunk cookie dough in a white bowl.
  1. Scoop cookie dough. Using a large cookie scoop, arrange 5 cookie dough balls onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
  2. Bake. Bake the cookies until the edges are set and the centers are slightly underbaked. Cool on the pans for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.
cookie dough in a large cookie scoop and cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  1. Top with mini eggs. Top the cookies with more mini eggs and enjoy!
Cadbury mini egg chocolate chip cookies on a wire rack.

PRO TIP: If you have the time, refrigerate the dough in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight before baking. This can be done with scooped pre-portioned dough balls covered tightly. Allowing the cookie dough to chill will help the dry ingredients absorb the wet ingredients and enhance the flavors. Chilling the dough will prevent the cookies from spreading too much during baking, producing thicker cookies.

EXPERT TIPS

  • Accuracy: Measure all of your ingredients accurately. I like to use a kitchen scale to weigh out all of my ingredients.  
  • Room temperature ingredients: Make sure the egg is at room temperature and the butter is melted and slightly cooled before beginning.
  • Thick and chewy cookies: If you prefer thicker cookies, do not skip out on chilling the dough! Chill the dough for a minimum of 1 hour, if you must. For the best results, the dough can be chilled overnight or up to 48 hours.
  • Make year round: To make these cookies year round, replace the Cadbury Mini Eggs with more chopped chocolate or any other candy coated chocolate, such as M&M’s.
  • Do not overmix the dough. Overmixing can result in tough cookies.
  • To achieve even-sized cookies, use a cookie scoop or a spoon to measure the dough.
  • Do not overcrowd the baking sheet. Leave enough space between each cookie to allow for spreading.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate?

Yes, you can use dark chocolate chips if you prefer. However, the cookies will have a stronger chocolate flavor.

What is the best way to store cookies?

Store cookies covered in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. You can also freeze baked cookies in a freezer safe airtight container or zip-top bag for up to 3 months.

Can I freeze the cookie dough?

Yes, you can freeze the cookie dough for up to three months. Form the dough into balls, place them on a baking sheet, and freeze until solid. Transfer the frozen dough balls to a freezer-safe bag and label with the date.

Can I freeze baked cookies?

Yes. After baking, allow the cookies to cool completely. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet to freeze, then transfer the frozen cookies to a freezer safe zip-top bag or airtight container. When you want to eat, remove the cookies from the freezer and allow them to defrost at room temperature. You can also warm then in the oven for a few minutes or microwave in 10 second intervals. 

What makes cookies soft or crispy?

There are a few factors that play a role in whether a cookie is soft or crispy. Butter adds milk solids and water to the cookies which gives them a softer texture. Alternatively, a lower moisture fat, such as vegetable shortening will produce crispier cookies.

Sugar also plays a big role in the texture of cookies. Brown sugar contains molasses, which adds moisture to the cookies. On the other hand, granulated sugar produces crunchy cookies.

Baking time is crucial in making soft or crispy cookies. Slightly underbaking the cookies will keep them chewy, while overbaking will dry them out resulting in crisp cookies.

Why do you need to chill cookie dough?

Chilling cookie dough prevents cookies from spreading too much once they’re in the oven because it allows the fat from the butter to cool. Depending on the recipe, if you don’t the dough, you will most likely end up with flat cookies instead of thick, chewy cookies.

Cookies made from chilled dough also have a lot more flavor. As the dough has time to rest in the refrigerator, the flour becomes more hydrated. Hydrating the dough allows the flavors to develop and become more concentrated. This will lead to evenly browned, rich, and decadent cookies.

How long do these cookies last?

These cookies can last up to one week when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Cadbury Mini Egg milk chocolate chip cookie cut in the center.

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Cadbury Mini Egg chocolate chip cookies on a wire rack.

Cadbury Mini Egg Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Angelina Papanikolaou
The BEST Cadbury Egg Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe – crispy edges with soft and chewy centers, these easy festive cookies made with simple ingredients are the only cookie recipe you will need this Easter/spring!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 315 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Kitchen scale
  • Large cookie scoop
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooling rack

Ingredients 

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar light or dark
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 5 oz Cadbury Mini Eggs chopped plus extra for topping
  • 4 oz milk chocolate chopped

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and egg until light.
  • Add the melted and slightly cooled butter to the bowl. Beat for 2-3 minutes, or until pale and creamy. Add the vanilla and mix to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture into the sugar/butter mixture and mix with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until there are no more dry spots.
  • Once the cookie dough comes together, add the chopped chocolate and chopped mini eggs. Mix until the chocolate is evenly distributed.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to drop 3-4 tablespoon-sized dough balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. At this point, you can cover the cookie dough tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 48 hours. If you don't have time, continue with the remaining steps. *Note: If you DON'T chill the cookie dough, your cookies will be thinner.
  • Arrange 5 cookie dough balls onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake the cookies in a fully preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are set and the centers are slightly underbaked.
  • Cool on the pans for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.
  • Top the cookies with more chopped mini eggs and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Storage: Store cookies covered in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. You can also freeze baked cookies in a freezer safe airtight container or zip-top bag for up to 3 months.
  • Freeze cookie dough: To freeze cookie dough, scoop out the dough into balls and freeze them in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Once completely frozen, pack the cookie dough balls into an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Once you are ready to bake, remove the frozen cookie dough from the freezer and bake at 350 degrees F. You may need to add an additional 2-3 minutes to your baking time.
  • Freeze cookiesAfter baking, allow the cookies to cool completely. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet to freeze, then transfer the frozen cookies to a freezer safe zip-top bag or airtight container. When you want to eat, remove the cookies from the freezer and allow them to defrost at room temperature. You can also warm then in the oven for a few minutes or microwave in 10 second intervals.
  • Accuracy: Measure all of your ingredients accurately. I like to use a kitchen scale to weigh out all of my ingredients.  
  • Room temperature ingredients: Make sure the egg is at room temperature and the butter is melted and slightly cooled before beginning.
  • Thick and chewy cookies: If you prefer thicker cookies, do not skip out on chilling the dough! Chill the dough for a minimum of 1 hour, if you must. For the best results, the dough can be chilled overnight or up to 48 hours.
  • Make year round: To make these cookies year round, replace the Cadbury Mini Eggs with more chopped chocolate or any other candy coated chocolate, such as M&M’s.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookiesCalories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 304mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 283IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
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12 Comments

  1. Hi! I just tried to make this (also watched your YouTube video) and my dough is now super crumbly… it won’t fold into actual dough. It resembles brown sugar.. what did I do wrong?

    1. Hi Rachel! Oh no! My guess is that you added too much flour. The best way to measure flour is to weigh it out (you can see weight measurements in the recipe card if you click on “metric”). If you don’t have a scale, use a spoon to scoop the flour into a measuring cup being careful not to pack the flour down.

  2. 5 stars
    Made with a bag of Cadbury eggs I crushed in my blend tec (no other chocolate) and 1 teaspoon vanilla. I’m a huge fan, husband prefers regular semi sweet chocolate chip cookies, if that helps anyone.

  3. Hi!

    How do I freeze these cookies once they are baked? I’d like to make them today, to be served over the weekend. Should I freeze them or keep them in an airtight container at room temp?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Prathna! To freeze the cookies, allow them to cool completely and then place them in a freezer ziploc bag. Freeze the cookies until you are ready to serve! To serve, simply remove the cookie from the freezer and allow to thaw to room temperature. You can also freeze unbaked cookie dough balls and bake the cookies when on the weekend for fresh baked cookies! To freeze the cookie dough, chill the cookie dough balls in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
      Then, place the cold cookie dough balls into a zip-top bag. (Freeze cookie dough for up to 3 months.) When you are ready to bake the cookies, remove them from the freezer. Preheat the oven according to the recipe’s instructions, and bake the cookies for 2-3 minutes longer since the dough is frozen.

      Enjoy!!

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