Mini eggs are no secret nor are mini eggs in cookies but heck I needed to add this cookie recipe to my repertoire. Bulk Barn Foods always has so many Easter treats available and I love the new mini eggs with specs, so I just had to try them in a cookie! The dough is a basic butter cookie (and not too sugary) so that the chocolate eggs can truly shine! I chopped up the mini eggs into random sized pieces and added half to the batter. The rest I added to the tops of the cookies with some whole mini eggs too. I like the combination of mixing whole and chopped mini eggs to add texture and depth to these cookies.
These mini egg cookies make a fun gift for family and friends. I found the sweetest little spring and Easter to-go boxes at Bulk Barn Foods. I thought they would be perfect to pack the cookies in and share with my nieces and nephew. It reminds me of being a kid when my parents would have colourful, bright baskets filled with candy and chocolate. They’d also make a cute surprise in a lunch box, or on a table setting, with a box of mini egg cookies at each setting. Besides, cookies are meant to be shared anyways!
- Mini eggs, divided, from Bulk Barn Foods
- Unsalted butter, at room temperature
- Golden brown sugar & granulated sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda & baking powder
Mini Egg Cookie Tips
- Slightly underbaked cookies will stay fresher and last longer.
- Never overcrowd the cookie sheet with cookie dough. It’s better to space out the cookies and bake them in small batches than trying to bake as many as possible. The heat needs to circulate around the cookie and it doesn’t have the space when it’s overcrowded. You will end up with inconsistent results (baked and unbaked cookies).
- You don’t need to bake all the cookies in one go. Cookie dough freezes well and can be baked at a later date.
- Baked cookies also freeze well! Simply add baked cookies to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months.
- Use a mini ice cream scoop to measure dough. Not only does this make the process quicker but it will create the same sized cookies for even baking (and the perfect cookie every time).
How to Make Mini Egg Cookies
Step One: Roughly chop 3/4 cup of the mini eggs and leave 1/4 cup of mini eggs whole. In one small bowl add approx. 1/2 cup of the chopped mini eggs and in another small bowl add the remaining 1/4 cup of chopped mini eggs and the rest of the whole mini eggs (this bowl of mini eggs will be used for topping the cookies).
Step Two: Make your cookie dough and add the reserved 1/2 cup of the chopped mini eggs. Roll cookie dough into balls approx. 1 tablespoon in size and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Lightly flatten each ball with the palm of your hand and with the reserved bowl of mini eggs add a few broken and whole mini eggs to the top of each cookie.
Step Three: Bake cookies for 8 minutes or just until the bottoms are lightly browned. Now, carefully bang the cookie sheet on the counter a few times to flatten the cookies.
Mini Egg Cookies
These easy to make mini egg cookies are soft and buttery with a chocolatey crunch from the mini eggs. They make a fun treat for spring and Easter.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 8 mins
- Total Time: 23 mins
- Yield: 18 cookies 1x
- Category: Cookies
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup mini eggs, divided, from Bulk Barn Foods
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup golden brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Using a large knife, roughly chop approx. 3/4 cup of the mini eggs. In one small bowl add approx. 1/2 cup of the chopped mini eggs. In another small bowl add the remaining 1/4 cup of chopped mini eggs and the rest of the whole mini eggs (this bowl of mini eggs will be used for topping the cookies). Set bowls aside.
- In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until well incorporated.
- In a medium sized bowl add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine ingredients.
- Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and beat until dough comes together. Add the reserved 1/2 cup of the chopped mini eggs and lightly mix to combine ingredients together.
- Roll dough into balls approx. 1 tablespoon in size and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Space each ball 2 inches apart (be careful not to overcrowd the cookies). Lightly flatten each ball with the palm of your hand.
- With the last reserved bowl of mini eggs add a few broken and whole mini eggs to the top of each cookie.
- Bake cookies in the middle of the oven for 8 minutes or just until the bottoms are lightly browned.
- Now, carefully bang the cookie sheet on the counter a few times to flatten the cookies further.
- Remove cookies from the cookie sheet and cool on a cooling rack.
Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 182
- Sugar: 18g
- Sodium: 118g
- Fat: 8.3g
- Saturated Fat: 4.9g
- Carbohydrates: 25.5g
- Fiber: 0.4g
- Protein: 2g
- Cholesterol: 25mg
Keywords: Mini Egg Cookies, Cookies, Easter, Spring, Dessert
Yes, you can use this cookie dough as a base and add other types of candy like M&M’s or Reese’s Pieces. Keep in mind that they will have a different flavour or texture than the mini eggs.
Yes, the cookie dough can be made well in advance. Simply make cookie dough and refrigerate for up to two days or freeze dough for up to 1 month. Defrost frozen cookie dough in the refrigerator before baking. Remember to top the cookies with extra mini eggs before baking. You can also roll the dough into logs, slice and bake.
Underbaking is key to achieving a soft and chewy cookie. You want to bake the cookies just until they start to lightly brown and let them continue to bake on the cookie sheet once out of the oven. Underbaked cookies will also stay fresher for longer.
This blog post has been sponsored by Bulk Barn Canada where you can find all your holiday baking needs! All opinions are my own and I’m so happy to work with brands I love so I can continue to share these recipes with all of you! I hope you guys get to a Bulk Barn soon and try out these mini egg cookies before they are gone!
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