This Cadbury egg cookies recipe combines classic chocolate chip cookies (with white chocolate chips) with the chocolate and sweet cream of Cadbury creme eggs. They are the most festive, delicious cookies to make at Easter time.
The best thing about these cookies is that they’re incredibly easy. If you’ve made chocolate chip cookies before then you’ll be able to whip these right up — and if you haven’t, then this is a great way to learn.
If you’re looking for an Easter dessert that everyone will love, try this Cadbury egg cookie recipe — it might become your annual tradition.
Common Questions about Cadbury Egg Cookies
What is the most popular cookie flavor?
Like you may have guessed, chocolate chip cookies are the most popular in the United States.
What is the filling in Cadbury eggs?
The filling of the chocolate egg is a creamy, sweet sauce made with sugar, syrups, flavoring, and dried egg white.
Can you buy Cadbury eggs all year?
Despite high demand from fans, you cannot buy regular size or mini Cadbury eggs except for around Easter.
Making Cadbury Egg Cookies Ahead of Time
You can make the dough ahead of time and let it refrigerate until you are ready to bake.
Storing these cookies is easy — making sure no one finds your storage place is the hard part!
Refrigerator: While you can store them in the refrigerator if you want to, cookies are best kept in an airtight container for up to 1 week. This way they better retain their texture.
Freezing: You can freeze these cookies in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. It helps to place them in a single layer or wrap them in parchment paper or wax paper so that they do not stick together.
Tips For The Best Cadbury Egg Cookies
These cookies are fairly easy to make but we have a few tips for making the best Cadbury egg cookies.
- Avoid crushing the Cadbury eggs too much so that you can add chunky pieces to the cookie dough and tops of the cookies.
- Do not overbake. While they may look slightly underdone when you remove them from the oven, they will firm up.
- When crushing the Cadbury eggs, place them in a resealable bag and use a rolling pin or meat mallet.
- To evenly combine the dry ingredients, first sift them into a separate bowl before adding them to the other ingredients.
Make sure that all ingredients are at room temperature to ensure the perfect texture.
- Butter (melted and slightly cooled)
- Brown sugar (packed)
- Granulated sugar (white sugar)
- Large eggs
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Table salt (kosher salt and sea salt will work, too)
- Cadbury mini eggs
- White chocolate chips
Kitchen Supplies You’ll Need
All you’ll need to get out of the kitchen cabinet (and drawer) are a few simple supplies.
- Rubber Spatula
- Cookie Sheet
- Silpat Liner
- Large mixing bowl
- Stand mixer with a paddle attachment or electric hand mixer
- Meat tenderizer or rolling pin
- Wire rack
- Cookie scoop or ice cream scoop
How to Make Cookies with Cadbury Eggs
These festive cookies are just as easy as a traditional chocolate chip cookie.
- In a large bowl of a stand mixer, mix together both of the sugars and the melted butter until free of lumps.
- Turn the mixer speed down and add the eggs and vanilla, mixing until just combined.
- Next, add the flour, baking soda, and salt, continuing to mix until a soft dough forms.
- Crush the Cadbury eggs so that there are still chunks.
- Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate chips and Cadbury egg pieces.
- Form the cookie dough balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet ensuring there is even space between them.
- Follow the recommended baking time.
- After removing from the oven, add more chocolate chips and crushed miniature eggs to the top of the cookies.
- Cool cookies briefly on the cookie sheet before using a spatula to move them to a cooling rack.
What to Serve With Cadbury Egg Cookies
You can serve anything with these cookies that you might serve with other desserts. Here are a few ideas.
- Milk – A cold glass of regular milk or chocolate milk pairs perfectly. You can also substitute your favorite alternative milk.
- Coffee – A fresh cup of coffee complements these chocolatey cookies.
- Ice cream – Serve it on the side or make ice cream sandwiches with your favorite flavor.
Why You Should Make These Easter Cookies
If you love a chocolatey cookies you’re going to adore these.
- Decadent – These are like next-level chocolate chip cookies with the addition of extra chocolate and the gooey Cadbury cream.
- Easy – These only require one more step than a standard chocolate chip cookie.
- Customizable – While we love these as they are, you can add or swap any number of goodies.
- Accessible – All of the ingredients are already in your kitchen or can be easily found at the grocery store.
Variations and Add-ins
Just like chocolate chip cookies, you can add your own amazing flair to this cookie.
- Candies – Swap out some or all of the Cadbury eggs for other varieties of Easter candy. Jelly beans or Easter M&Ms are both good options.
- Nuts – Fold in crushed nuts for some added flavor and texture.
- Sugars – Use alternative sugars to lower the carb count.
- Flour – Swap out the all-purpose for almond flour or another variety.
- Cocoa powder – Add more rich flavor by adding a bit of cocoa powder.
- Extract – Use another extract that you like instead of vanilla. Almond extract often goes well with baked goods.
- Chocolate chips – Replace the white chocolate chips with milk chocolate or dark chocolate.
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Cadbury Egg Cookies
- 1 cup butter – melted and slightly cooled
- 1 cup brown sugar – packed
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs large
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 3⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp table salt
- 1½ cups cadbury mini eggs + more for the tops of the cookies
- 1 cup white chocolate chips + more for the tops of the cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Combine the melted butter with the brown sugar and granulated sugar in the mixing bowl. Mix well, until there are no remaining lumps of sugar.
- Slowly beat in the eggs and vanilla. Mix just until incorporated.
- Keeping the mixer on a low speed, stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt. The dough will be soft.
- Place the cadbury eggs in a resealable bag and use a rolling pin or meat tenderizer to break them – taking care to not crush them too much so you still get nice chunks of chocolate eggs.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and the crushed cadbury eggs.
- Portion the dough into large rounds, slightly larger than a golf ball.
- Place them on the prepared baking sheets, about 2″ apart to allow for spread.
- Bake 11-12 minutes. The cookies will look slightly undercooked when you pull them out – they will set as they cool.
- Immediately press additional chocolate chips and crushed mini eggs into the tops of the cookies before they cool.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
- Baking Sheet
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