Easy Easter Cookies

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This one is for the people who love an easy recipe. These sugar cookies are packed with Cadbury mini eggs, and are perfect for Easter! All you need are four ingredients to make these easy Easter cookies.

If you are running short on time and need a quick and delicious treat for Easter, you’ve found the perfect recipe! Since we use the store-bought sugar cookie mix, you save time and money on additional ingredients that you may not have in your pantry already.

easy Easter cookies on a cooling rack
close up of sugar cookies with mini eggs

Can I use any type of chocolate chip cookie mix?

Absolutely! We chose Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix because it’s inexpensive and tastes great. If you choose another brand, just make sure that you use whatever the package requires (vs. egg and butter) and adjust the baking temperature and time according to that package. The rest of the recipe will stay the same.

What is the easiest way to soften butter?

I leave mine out of the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. If you are short on time, you can put it in the microwave (with the paper wrapping) for 15-20 seconds and smush it a bit with your hands. It’s usually perfectly softened that way.

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close up of easy Easter cookies

What size scoop do I need for these easy Easter cookies?

You are going to want to find a medium-sized scoop for these easy Easter cookies. If you don’t mind the cookies being on the smaller size, you can use a smaller scoop. Alternatively, if you’d like them to be giant like our easy St. Patrick’s Day cookies, you can use a jumbo-sized scoop.

Is there an easy way to break the Cadbury mini eggs?

I actually have a funny story about this. We started out by putting the Cadbury mini eggs in a large ziplock bag. We hit the mini eggs with one of my ice cream scoops. I noticed after the third or fourth smack, that the scoop felt a little wobbly. Turns out I had broken my Rae Dunn ice cream scoop. Oops! It’s ceramic and couldn’t take the hit. So, we switched to a hammer which worked perfectly. Just one hard hit to each mini egg and it’s cracked.

Now that I’ve hopefully answered all of your questions about these easy Easter cookies, let’s talk about the ingredients and the recipe!

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first steps to make sugar cookies with cadbury mini eggs
final steps to make easy Easter cookies

I’ve tried to show the steps in the photos above for you, to make it a bit easier to make these easy Easter cookies.

  1. Add sugar cookie mix, egg and butter to a large bowl.
  2. Mix until dough forms.
  3. Add crushed mini eggs, leaving some behind for topping.
  4. Stir until mini eggs are evenly distributed.
  5. Using a medium sized scoop, scoop dough onto parchment lined baking sheet, leaving space for them to spread.
  6. Press down each scoop of dough with your hands or the bottom of a cup so that they are flattened a bit.
  7. Top with additional crushed mini eggs and bake at 350º for 17 minutes.
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plate of easy Easter cookies

EASY EASTER COOKIES

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easy Easter cookies on a cooling rack

Easy Easter Cookies


  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x

Description

These sugar cookies are made with just four ingredients and packed with Cadbury mini eggs. They are super easy Easter cookies.


Ingredients

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  • Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 9oz bag of Cadbury mini eggs, crushed and separated

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350º and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add sugar cookie mix, egg, and butter to a large bowl and mix until dough forms.
  • Add crushed mini eggs, leaving some behind for topping.
  • Stir until mini eggs are evenly distributed.
  • Using a medium-sized scoop, scoop dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving space for them to spread.
  • Press down each scoop of dough with your hands or the bottom of a cup so that they are flattened a bit.
  • Top with additional crushed mini eggs and bake at 350º for 17 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes and move to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes

If you try these easy Easter cookies, we’d love to hear your thoughts. If you take a picture or share it on social media, don’t forget to tag us! Don’t forget to check out all of our other family-friendly recipes!

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These sugar cookies are made with just four ingredients and packed with Cadbury mini eggs. They are super easy Easter cookies.
These sugar cookies are made with just four ingredients and packed with Cadbury mini eggs. They are super easy Easter cookies.

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  1. The pictures alone made me crave these cookies. Yum, they look so good. Might just try making them.

  2. These cookies look like a great way to use up extra mini-eggs. Thank you for the tip on softening butter – mine is always in my fridge.

  3. These are so adorable and so yummy looking. I will ahve to make these for sure and I totally love that you use the Cadbury egss for this 😉 Delish!

  4. These looks so delicious and so cute for Easter! Definitely making these with my boys this weekend!

  5. We love those candy eggs, and it would be so fun to use them in this recipe. Sounds absolutely delicious!

  6. Wow! This looks delicious and easy to make. Thank you for sharing the recipe. We’d love to make some for Easter.

  7. How cute!😍 These cookies look absolutely delicious and perfect for Easter. I’ve gotta try making these for my fam ❤️.

  8. We love making cookies for any holiday. These Easter cookies are a must try for sure!

  9. These Easter cookies look delicious. I may have to make these for my family this Easter. I know they’ll be good.

  10. These look delicious! I love Cadbury eggs. I hadn’t thought it would be hard to crack them open!

  11. I often bake with my kids over the weekend so would love to give this easy easter themed cookie recipe a go

  12. Could this be any easier to make! I love Cadbury mini Easter eggs and I’m sure I would love them in sugar cookies!

  13. Wow, these look so good and it’s not that complicated. I’m going to add it to the cooking list. thank you for sharing!

  14. Nnnniiicccceeeee…these look really nice! It’s kind of you to share your recipe. I’ll make use of it.

  15. This is such a fun use for cadbury eggs and a festive treat to bright up the Easter tablescape!

  16. These look so very good. My daughter just made some cookies and they were amazing. I know she will love to make these.

  17. I love quick and easy recipes, what a great idea to use premade cookie dough! I can’t wait to try these cookies with my boys- thanks for sharing!!

  18. Wow, who doesn’t love an easy recipe? This is totally for me and my family. Thanks for this

  19. These look like the perfect Easter treat! I’m going to add some mini eggs to my next grocery shop so we can make these!

  20. These sound amazing, am always looking for new recipes as we love baking, will give these a go on our next baking day

  21. These look amazing. Me and my kids will be making these over the Easter break for sure!! Thanks

  22. Easter is nearing and I’m excited! These cookies look yummy and I’d like to make them soon 🙂

  23. These look delicious! I love doing themed desserts. But, I try to find easy recipes. This sounds perfect for me! Thanks for the tips too.

  24. You always make the best goodies. Why don’t I think of using the premade packages? I normally make my cookies homemade. I love your ideas. These look so yummy.

  25. These look so delicious and so perfect for Easter! I love how easy it is to make. I can’t wait to try it with my little one.

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

  26. These look absolutely delicious! I love cookies like this that are both easy and full of tasty ingredients. Yummo!