Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies
These Cadbury mini egg cookies are just so stinkin good. A rich chocolate cookie studded with crunchy milk chocolatey Cadbury mini pieces are sure to brighten your Easter celebrations.
Why are Cadbury mini eggs so good? Like what is it about them that makes us love them so much? That extra crunchy exterior? The creamy milk chocolate center with that distinct flavor? The lovely pastel colors? The fact that you can only get them for a limited time every year? Probably all these things. Now of course everyone loves Cadbury mini eggs on their own, but pop them in a chocolate cookie and man, are they just decadent. Especially fresh out of the oven when the chocolate in the mini eggs is a little melty. These are so fudgy and rich they are the answer to the question of what do with your Cadbury mini eggs.
Cadbury mini egg chocolate cookie ingredients
Besides the obvious need for Cadbury mini eggs, just basic cookie ingredients are all you need!:
- Unsalted butter
- Brown sugar and white sugar
- One egg
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
I actually also added some semi sweet chocolate chips but you could do only mini eggs to keep it simple. The Cadbury mini eggs are very sweet so I wanted some darker chocolate in there to balance things out but it’s not necessary. I also like to top these with sea salt which further helps to balance out the sweetness. And if you’re interested, I actually saw Cadbury dark chocolate mini eggs this year. Don’t know if they have been around and I’ve just been under a rock or what. But I didn’t buy them because I just wanted to stick with the classic but now I kind of regret it.
How to make mini egg cookies
Cadbury mini egg cookies are the perfect Easter cookie. They are festive and cute, easy to make and if I haven’t convinced you by now that I think they are delicious I don’t know if I can.
The process for making these cookies is the same as making basic chocolate chip cookies. I added cocoa to my dough because I wanted a double chocolate experience and I have no regrets.
You’ll start by creaming room temperature, softened butter with brown sugar and granulated sugar.
Then add the egg (room temperature) and vanilla and mix again. It’ll look like this.
Then in go the dry ingredients: cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and salt.
Once you have a fully mixed chocolaty dough, toss in your Cadbury mini eggs.
To chop or not to chop
I opted to chop the eggs because I liked the look but also because of the shape and size of these, they just fit better in the cookie. I also reserve some to stick in the tops of each cookie before baking them in the oven.
How to get a uniform cookie size
Using a cookie scoop ensures your cookies will all be the same size. This is really the only way you can be certain you are using the exact same amount of dough for each cookie.
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Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar loosely packed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/4 cup Cadbury mini eggs chopped
- sea salt for topping
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar using an electric mixer on medium speed for about 5 minutes.
- Add egg and vanilla and beat again until combined.
- Add the cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt and use the mixer to combine, start on low and increase speed to medium once most of the loose powder is incorporated. It will take 1-2 minutes of mixing for the dough to come together.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped mini eggs. Reserve the rest for topping cookies before baking.
- Use a cookie scoop to scoop 1.5 tbsp of dough per cookie and place on parchment lined baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
- Top each cookie with additional mini egg pieces then bake for 9-10 minutes.
- Top with sea salt immediately after removing from the oven.
Wow! These look delicious!
Has anyone used gluten free flour for these treats?