Cadbury Egg Cookies

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!

Cadbury Eggs Cookies

Ingredient Notes:

Butter and Shortening:  This recipe calls for a mix of butter and shortening.  I sometimes like that combo because you get flavor 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 as well.

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.


  1. Beat butter and sugar, add remaining wet ingredients.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together and add to dough.
  3. 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.

Cadbury Eggs

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

Cadbury Egg Cookies

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

Cadbury Egg Cookies

Cadbury Egg Cookies

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Soft and chewy chocolate cookies are studded with Cadbury Egg candies for the ultimate Easter cookie!


  • 1/2 cup butter flavor shortening OR you can sub butter here
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 10 oz bag Cadbury Mini-Eggs


  • 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.
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Questions & Reviews

  1. These look SO good! I really wish I would have found this recipe before easter. I guess I’ll just have to try it out next year.

  2. canNOT wait to try these. i haven’t seen an amount listed – how many cookies are people getting from this recipe?

  3. Wow! I’m new to your blog and this is the first recipe I’ve tried. I cannot stop eating these cookies…they are amazing! Thanks for sharing such a tasty (and perfect for Easter parties) treat.

  4. I just made these with my son and his friend, and all I have to say is, WOW!!! They are amazing! Thanks for sharing another great recipe…I remembered it from when you posted it last year and bought a bunch of the eggs to make sure we could make them this year!

  5. I so thought that I was the only one who was addicted to these things. I’m always tempted to buy a couple of cases so I can have them year round. Can’t wait to try the cookies, only now the mini eggs are gone from the stores.

  6. I’m looking for a kid-friendly, mess free treat for after Easter dinner this year. These sound fantastic. I’m looking forward to “trying them out” beforehand too. How many cookies will the batch make?

  7. BEST cookies I’ve ever had/baked! I’m so proud of myself for making something edible, the recipe was perfect & super easy! The cookies are beautiful & tasty, nothing better : )

  8. Just made these–YUM-O!!! Big hit, luckily my husband took most of them to work! 🙂 You guys ROCK!

  9. Love this recipe. So easy & quick, just made with my 4yr old daughter. We used PB chips this time and I’m looking forward to making them again with mini eggs as my husband is obsessed with mini eggs.

  10. These are my weekness!! LOVE them!! Making them and we will see about sharing; I did not share the last time I made them..much to good 😉

  11. I am making these right now with my daughter. Blaming your web site to turning me on to ‘crack eggs.’ Thank you, they are awesome!

  12. I made these today. I love Cadbury chocolate eggs. My husband said they were the best cookies I have ever made and he doesnt like chocolate cookies.

  13. I just bought 2 big bags of Cadbury mini eggs to make these cookies with.

    Problem is? I HAVE to start my diet back up.

    These cookies are just perfect for a meal, right?! 😉 Flour (grains group), eggs (protein), butter (dairy) and well, chocolate is it's very own special group! 😉

    I can't wait to make these! (I made them at Christmas with mint extract and the candy cane hershey kiss in the middle and they were DELICIOUS – can't wait to try this more versatile version)

  14. Okay – I made these for our Christmas cookie tins this year but I used Hershey's Mint Chocolate Chips instead of Cadbury Eggs. OH MY GOD! It's heaven – in a cookie.

  15. oh my goodness, these are soo delicious! thanks for sharing! Of course, mine weren't as dark and my candies were hiding little lumps in the cookies. I can never make stuff as beautiful as you, but they sure were tasty!

  16. Angie, I just find that in this recipe the shortening/butter combo results in a soft cookie that holds it's shape. You could use all butter, but sometimes they flatten out a little too much.

  17. Good Morning Sara. When the Cadbury Eggs hit the shelves I call my mom and sing "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." They are my FAVORITE! So I am very excited to try your recipe, one quick question though. What will happen if I don't use the Crisco and just use butter? Thanks so much! Angie

  18. Heidi,

    I'm trying to think here, but I haven't made these since last Easter! I'm going to guess though that it makes about 3 dozen. I'll make sure to add that in for sure next time I make them and can count!

  19. how many does this recipe make? trying to figure out what to make for something I am going to…thanks so much! Love your site! My scale thinks a little too much:)

  20. There is a Christmas version of mini eggs now. I found it a few years ago, so now I've got to try this recipe for Christmas treats.

  21. I made these yesterday with some children at school and they had so much fun! The best part of course was eating them. They made some with white chocolate chunks and some with peanut butter M&M's. They were awesome! Every recipe I have tried from your blog has turned out fabulous. You are my go to gals when I am looking for something yummy!

  22. This looks really gooddd. 🙂
    Though I’m not huge on chocolate(at least not staggering amounts of it), so if I omitted the baking cocoa and redistributed the leavening amounts as 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and a 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, would the recipe come out okay?

    I want to make these for my last day of freshman year.
    Cuz nobody can get tired of Cadbury eggs even after Easter, right? 🙂

  23. I didn’t have enough Cadburry Eggs after Easter for this but I had tons of Rece’s Pieces so I used those instead. It was SO good. This is my new favorite cookie recipe. Thanks!

  24. I made these cookies last night and they are soooo good. Thanks for the recipe!!!

  25. I might die. Cadbury mini eggs are my all-time favorite candy. ever.
    these are heavenly. now if only i could find some on easter candy clearance – i would be in heaven.

  26. YUM… Did I say YUM??
    Love Cadbury eggs and would venture a guess they’re the best thing about Easter candy! Gotta see if I can find some to make these.