Mini Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s not really the Easter season until I bring you a recipe featuring Cadbury’s Mini Eggs. We’ve had mini egg nests, mini egg cupcakes and mini egg macarons. You think I have some kind of mini egg addiction? I even used them to decorate my sister’s birthday cake last year because it fell over Easter weekend.

The obsession is real.

The mini egg macarons might be a little complicated to make with kids for a fun Easter treat, but these cookies, the nests and the cupcakes will for sure make for a fun family baking project. Remember it’s important to sample as you go and sneak as many mini eggs for yourself as you can. I sometimes buy extra just for this reason. No shame. I mean, you can only find them in stores during this time of year. You need to get a yearly fix of these bad boys in just a few weeks!

Keeping the whole ‘mini’ theme going, I used mini chocolate chips in this. Because let’s be real, cookies are better with two different kinds of chocolate and mini eggs and mini chocolate chips just make sense. I’m all about making sense.

So we’ve got two kinds of minis and the base recipe for my best ever chocolate chip cookies {disclaimer: my brown butter chocolate chip cookies are actually the best, but I made the regular ones first, so…} I use the chocolate chip cookie recipe as the base for so many of my cookies and it never fails. I have more cookie recipes on here than anything else, although macarons are a close second, so it’s nice to have a really reliable, tasty recipe to use as a guideline for any recipe I want to work on.

Grab your kids, your friends, or just head to the kitchen by yourself and make these cookies. The mini egg lover in you will thank you.

Mini Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 24 minutes

Yield: about 40 cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. hot water
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed mini eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt and cream of tartar. Stir in flour then mix in the mini chocolate chips and crushed mini eggs. Drop tablespoon size balls onto ungreased pans.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

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