Friday, April 6, 2012

Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies

Last night I was determined to make cookies with Cadbury mini eggs inside of them. You can only find them in stores around Easter time, so I figured now was the best time for me to bake them! I went to Shaws and they had a gigantic Easter candy aisle, but there were NO Cadbury mini eggs to be found. WHAT KIND OF GROCERY STORE DOESN'T HAVE CADBURY MINI EGGS AT EASTER TIME?! I asked 3 different employees and none of them could find any mini eggs. I was so sad.

So I had to bake using these imposters instead:

I mean, they're good, but they are NO Cadbury mini eggs!! Bahhhh. I did the best with what I had!

Now, on to the cookies.

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*Note: I have since made these with Cadbury mini eggs and I actually preferred the Hershey egg cookies better! Go figure.

Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies
adapted from Vanilla Icing
makes 2-3 dozen cookies depending on how big you make them

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2.5 cups crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs 
  1. First, crush the Cadbury mini eggs (or your Hersheys candy coated chocolate egg imposters.) I would recommend that you not do this using your food processor, because I tried that and have since lost hearing in both ears. Instead, I would put them all in a freezer bag and bang the crap out of them using a rolling pin or a hammer. Then I would apologize to your neighbors.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375. 
  3. In the bowl of your standing mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time until well combined.
  5. Add the vanilla, baking powder and salt and mix well. 
  6. Slowly stir in the flour and the mini eggs.
  7. Form the dough into balls and place on baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes being very careful not to overbake.
  8. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the pans and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Happy Easter, Happy Passover and Happy Spring!!!


  1. Replies
    1. thank you natalie!! the pastel colors do make them pretty :) i hope you have a great weekend!

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