Mini Egg cookies recipe

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These Mini Egg cookies take 30 minutes to make and are just perfect for baking with the kids at Easter

mini egg cookies
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Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories229 Kcal11%
Sugar15.4 g17%
Fat10.6 g15%
Saturated Fat6.5 g33%
Salt0.4 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein2.8 g6%
Carbohydrates31.3 g12%
Salt0.4 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Our Mini Egg cookies require only 5 ingredients and bake in as little as 7 minutes

Although our easy chocolate chip cookies are delicious, if you want a little Easter twist, this recipe uses Mini Eggs instead of chunks of chocolate. They are an excellent bake if you have lots of leftover Easter chocolate but if you can get hold of Mini Eggs, you can bake them at any time of year. We would estimate a minimum of 40 Mini Eggs for the 8-10 cookies, but if you have more that’s great! 


  • 100g butter
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 pack of Mini Eggs




  1. Heat oven 180C (160C fan, Gas 4). Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. In a large mixing bowl add the butter, sugar, egg and flour. Mix together using a wooden spoon or clean hands to form a dough.
  2. Remove half the Mini Eggs from the bag and lightly crush the remaining candy in the bag using a rolling pin. Add to the dough, continuing to knead until they’re evenly spread through the dough.
  3. Roll out golf ball size pieces of dough and pop onto the baking tray. Pat down a little to flatten and leave about a 2cm gap between each cookie as they’ll grow.
  4. Once you’re happy with your cookies, push a few of the reserved whole Mini Eggs into the tops of the cookie dough.
  5. Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes until golden. Leave to cool on the tray.

Top tips for making Mini Egg cookies

To make these cookies extra chocolatey, swap 50g of the self-raising flour for cocoa powder instead and make them double chocolate cookies.

Can you freeze Mini Egg cookies?

Yes, these cookies are perfect for freezing. We prefer to freeze the raw dough and then bake straight from the freezer when we are craving a fresh cookie.

Freeze on a tray until frozen then transfer to a freezer bag or container for easier storage. Add a minute or two to the cook time when baking from frozen. 

What else can you add to Mini Egg cookies?

If you don’t have a full bag of Mini Egg cookies, you could substitute in a handful of chocolate chips instead. You could also add some nuts or raisins for a variety of textures. 

How to shape Mini Egg cookies?

For a consistent shape and size cookie, we recommend weighing the dough into portions. Make sure your hands are clean and cold and roll into small golf ball shapes. 

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Jessica Ransom

“This is an excellent recipe to make with kids - big or small! They can weigh the dough, knead and mix it together with their hands and shape it into balls. In my experience, a couple of Mini Eggs may go missing as part of a quality control check… so it’s worth having a few extra to hand!”

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With this silicone mat, not only can you bake with confidence, knowing your cookies will easily peel off. There’s also several handy conversion tables if you’re switching between cups and grams for a recipe or need to know the different oven temperatures.

We have lots more Mini Egg recipes and plenty of Easter cakes and bakes you can make with kids. You might also like this sugar cookies recipe which only uses seven ingredients. 

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies

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