Mini Egg Cookies

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These mini egg cookies are such a fun baking project for easer. A soft vanilla cookie makes a wee nest to hold the mini eggs.

a vanilla cookie topped with 3 pastel mini eggs being held above a plate of cookies.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Soft vanilla cookies
  • Simple recipe, basic ingredients
  • Super cute Easter cookies, perfect to make and decorate with kids.

Ingredients you will need

To make my mini egg cookies you will of course need mini easter eggs plus these pantry and fridge basics:

  • butter
  • egg
  • icing sugar
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • vanilla essence
The ingredients to make mini egg cookies laid out on a bench top with text overlay.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutes

  • Icing sugar: In some parts of the world this is called confectioners sugar.
  • Egg: This vanilla cookie recipe works well egg-free with 3 Tablepoons of condensed milk as a substitute for the egg
  • Butter: This cookie will work with a vegan butter or a full fat margarine such as nutalex.
  • Mini eggs: Candy coated mini eggs are available at Easter time, Cadbury do them and you can also find bags of M and M speckled eggs.

I am an ambassador for Countdown supermarket, they support my blog by providing ingredients for recipe creation and testing. I used New Zealand butter from their range in this recipe.


Step by step instructions

Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my mini egg cookie recipe, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.

Prep: Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees fan-forced).

Step one: In a medium/large mixing bowl cream the softened butter, icing sugar, vanilla essence, and egg.

a stainless steel mixing bowl of icing sugar, butter, egg and vanilla ready to be creamed.
creamed butter and sugar in a stainless steel cake mixing bowl.

Step two: Add the flour and baking powder, combine to form a soft cookie dough, you can either use a beater or wooden spoon for this stage.

A two photo collage showing dry ingredients being combined into creamed butter and sugar.

Step three: Use a cookie scoop or large spoon to make golf ball-sized portions of dough (you will end up with approximately 12 cookies. Roll into balls and put on a lined baking tray/cookie sheet.

Step four: Gently flatten the dough balls, I do this by placing a small piece of baking paper on top and gently pressing down on each cookie with a flat bottomed measuring cup, you can use your hand.

Balls of cookie dough on a baking sheet being flattened by a measuring cup in to round disk shaped cookies.

Step five: Make an indent in the centre of each cookie, this will make the cookies like a nest to hold mini eggs. I do this by pressing the round base of an egg into the centre of each cookie.

An egg being pressed into cookie dough to make nest like indentations.

Step six: Add 3 mini eggs into the center of each cookie.

Vanilla nest cookies topped with 3 mini easter eggs ready to be baked on a baking sheet.

Bake for at 180 degrees celsius 6 minutes, you don't want these cookies to be too golden. The cookies will be soft when you remove them from the oven but they will become more firm as they cool.

Enjoy!

A baking sheet with 12 mini egg cookies on a cooling rack.

Top Tips

Here is how you can make these mini egg cookies for easter perfectly every time!

  • These easter cookies aren’t hard to make, really my one and only tip is if you are planning on making these with your children , pick your time! Pick a time when they aren't tired or hungy, you aren't rushed or feeling stressed... baking with kids goes much better like this.
  • Another tip.. just decorate them with the kids, still lot's of fun but with perhaps less pressure especially if your kids are still young.
  • Candy coated mini eggs are available at Easter time, Cadbury do them and you can also find bags of M and M speckled eggs. Another option is to use sugar coated almonds rather than mini eggs.
A child's hand reaching for a mini egg cookie.

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A mini egg cookie on a white bench top that is scattered with mini eggs and a small glass bottle of milk.

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9 vanilla cookies decorated with cadbury mini eggs on a pink plate.

Mini Egg Cookies

These mini egg cookies are easy to make, look adorable, and are a yummy soft vanilla cookie recipe perfect for celebrating Easter.
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: mini egg cookies, mini egg cookie recipe, cadbury mini egg cookie, easter egg cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 236kcal

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Ingredients

  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g icing sugar ½ cup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 300 g flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup mini eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius (160 degrees fan-forced).
  • In a medium/large mixing bowl cream the softened butter, icing sugar, vanilla essence and egg.
  • Add the flour and baking powder, combine to form a soft cookie dough, you can either use a beater or wooden spoon for this stage.
  • Use a cookie scoop or large spoon to make golf ball sized portions of dough (you will end up with approximately 12 cookies. Roll into balls and put on a lined baking tray/cookie sheet.
  • Gently flatten the dough balls, I do this by placing a small piece of baking paper on top and gently pressing down on each cookie with a flat bottomed measuring cup, you can use your hand.
  • Make an indent in the centre of each cookie, this will make the cookies like a nest to hold mini eggs. I do this by pressing the round base of an egg into the cetre of each cookie.
  • Add 3 mini eggs into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake for at 180 degrees celsius 6 minutes, you don't want these cookies to be too golden. The cookies will be soft when you remove them from the oven but they will become more firm as they cool.

Notes

  • These easter cookies aren’t hard to make, really my one and only tip is if you are planning on making these with your children, pick your time! Pick a time when they aren't tired or hungry, you aren't rushed or feeling stressed... baking with kids goes much better like this.
  • Another tip.. just decorate them with the kids, still, lot's of fun but with perhaps less pressure especially if your kids are still young.
  • Icing sugar: In some parts of the world this is called confectioners sugar.
  • Egg: This vanilla cookie recipe works well egg-free with 3 Tablespoons of condensed milk as a substitute for the egg
  • Butter: This cookie will work with vegan butter or a full-fat margarine such as Nutalex.
  • Mini eggs: Candy-coated mini eggs are available at Easter time, Cadbury does them and you can also find bags of M and M speckled eggs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 Comments

    1. They are fine the baking time is short and they are candy coated.
      As you can see in the images my eggs aren't melted.
      You could add them after baking if you wish