I have a special love for Cadbury mini-eggs. They remind me of my Mom, who always let me buy the little single serving packs they had near the register at our neighborhood grocery store growing up. These Cadbury egg cookies are softy and fudgy, with little pieces of crunch from the candy coating on the chocolate eggs. If you’d like to level up, I also have a fun GIANT Cookie version of this recipe as well!
Butter and Shortening: This recipe calls for a mix of butter and shortening. I sometimes like that combo because you get butter and tenderness from the butter, and some structure and softness from the shortening. If you’d rather not use shortening, or don’t have it on hand, you can definitely make this recipe will all butter. They might spread just a bit more.
Cadbury Eggs: You can use regular or dark eggs, and in any of the special colors they sometimes offer. You’ll want a standard 10oz bag.
- Beat butter and sugar, add remaining wet ingredients.
- Mix dry ingredients together and add to dough.
- Stir in crushed Cadbury Egg candies.
TIP: You’ll need some crushed Cadbury eggs for this recipe. I find the quickest and easiest way to chop the candies is putting them in a plastic bag and just smashing them with a heavy rolling pin or meat mallet.
I like to leave some big chunks in there as well as the little slivers.
Pro tip: Save a few of those eggs and after you drop your dough onto the sheet, place them on top with the colored coating facing up. That way when they bake up they have those pretty bursts of pastel color
Bake the Cadbury Egg Cookies
These are slightly crisp on the outside and soft and chewy in the centers. I like to under-bake them so they’re like a gooey brownie in the middle.
You could also raid your kids’ candy baskets and toss in chopped up chocolate bunnies, mini candy bars, or whatever. This is a great base recipe and perfect for any holiday add-ins.
Cadbury Egg Cookies
- 1/2 C shortening (I use butter flavored)*
- 1/2 C Butter
- 1 C brown sugar
- 1 C white sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 1/2 t vanilla
- 1 t baking powder
- 1 t baking soda
- 1/2 t salt
- 2 1/2 C flour
- 6T unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 10 oz bag Cadbury Mini-Eggs
*I like a mixture of shortening plus butter, but you can use all butter if you like.
- Preheat oven to 350. You’ll need to chop up those Cadbury Eggs. I just put them in a ziplock bag and bang on them with a marble rolling pin until they look like the picture below. A hammer would work too. Go get a kid and put him to work.
- Cream together the butter, shortening, brown sugar and white sugar. Add in eggs one at at a time and the vanilla. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Add to the butter mixture to combine. You may want to reserve a small handful of chocolate pieces to put on top of dough balls, but then mix in the remainder. If you want your cookies to look pretty like mine, place a few of the reserved pieces on top of each cookie before baking so you get those colorful speckles on top!
- Drop onto a cookie sheet and cook for about 8-10 minutes. Mine are always done in exactly 9. They’re soft and fudgy in the middle and a little crisp on the edges with crunchy little candy bits throughout.
That is hilarious that he brought the eggs to the show. Two funny men right there. Good stuff.
I made these this weekend… wow are they delicious!?! Good thing I bought an extra bag of eggs so I can make another batch… since the first batch is already gone 😉
This is the first time I have visited your website. I’ve only been on for 5 minutes and I am impressed and so excited for new recipes. THANK YOU!!
OH.MY.GOODNESS. These are SO delicious. I made them last night for the first time and they are so moist and chocolately….what’s not to like about that?! I had to leave them at my mom’s for fear that I would eat all of them by myself…
These are deee-licious! Just a recommendation: refrigerate the eggs before you hammer them. It prevents the shell from getting smashed and the eggs break into little cute sections. 🙂
OK, I just accidentally left a comment on your blog instead of another one–I feel so dumb. It was meant for someone else I know! Just ignore it-I’m so sorry 🙂 And your recipe does look delicious. I’ll have to come back by!
Jennie-I do remember Ken. Isn’t he a coach? I was in high school a couple of years ahead of his daughter. Small world! By the way, your cadbury egg recipe looks GREAT!
Yummy! Thank you for the recipe. The mini Cadbury eggs are so good. I can only buy a small amount or they will all disappear in my mouth too quickly. That video was great. Enjoy your tropical vacation. My turn is coming in a short ten days!
ooh, no I haven’t tried the reeces eggs, but they sound like they’d be amazing. I’m thinking you’ll just have to make a second batch on Monday. And can you overnight some to Hawaii for me??
Argh, I had a genius idea, but it was right after Emily got back from the store with the ingredients to make these. You mentioned that you could make these cookies with peanut butter chips. Have you had the reeces pieces mini eggs? They are just like the mini cadbury eggs, but filled with peanut butter goodness (well at least peanut butter flavored goodness). You could make the recipe with those or mix in both of them, ummmm. Maybe Monday.
very funny Drew, lol.
We used all our real eggs up silk-dying last night. Can you substitute with Cadbury Creme eggs?
I made them tonight without the baking powder, they turned out wonderful! Seriously great combo, cookies and cadbury mini eggs, heaven!
this looks great! We are cadbury addicts here! glad to know I did not just get BIGGER this year.. it is the egg!
Karen- yes you do put in both, i just typed the instructions in a hurry! It’s fixed now 🙂
These look amazing…
In the ingredients it lists both baking powder AND soda, but then only mentions the soda in the narrative. Does it really call for both??
I’m super excited because my hubby just bought me a huge bag of those Cadbury mini-eggs and can’t wait to try this recipe! Happy Easter ladies!
Jenni, I’m pretty sure regular Crisco would would just fine. You might get more buttery flavor with butter-flavored Crisco, but there are so many other flavors going on that I don’t really think it’d be a huge deal! Happy cookie-ing! 🙂
Okay, I’m seriously obsessed with those eggs. Gain weight every year between Feb and April (good thing I’m pregnant this year so I have an excuse.) I’ve always wanted to make a cookie with them. Thanks!
Oh these look DELISH! I’m gonna have my hubby pick some up from the store. Do you think regular flavored crisco would be ok?
This would be a great way to use up some leftover Easter treats.
I’m making these tonight and watching a chick flick cuz my hubby is out of town. Thanks Sara you rock!! Have a wonderful vacation!
Oh you blessed blessed girl.
Easily one of my favourite things you’ve ever created. The chocolate like, melts into the cookies and makes them AWESOME. Love!! Thanks Sara!
I just finished off a whole bag of those Cadbury eggs all by myself! Now I need go get another one so I can make these cookies!!!
Enjoy your vacation! Thanks!
First off, I love candy in cookies..this is perfect! 🙂 And second…”they knew we were on to them” love it!
Oh my word…I love Cadbury eggs and this recipe sounds delish!! Can’t wait to run to the store and grab a bag to make these for the weekend. Have a great trip!
Have a fun trip, Sara! I almost bought a bag of those babies the other day, but knew it would be the end of me… Maybe I’ll have to get some just to make these cookies.
Love these cookies! The cadbury chocolate eggs are my favorite and I usually only buy the tiny one person bag because I can’t stop eating them!