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CADBURY Egg Cookies


2 hours
Skill Level
42 (2-1/2 in. cookies)

This Cadbury Egg Cookie recipe is makes for the perfect Easter treat. Did we mention they’re easy to make and delicious too?

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
50 minutes
Bake Time
9 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes


  • 3/4 cup
    butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks) , softened
  • 1 cup
  • 1
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 cups
    sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 to 3 drops
    food color
  • 2 cups
    white ready to spread frosting or homemade
  • 1 to 2 bags
    CADBURY Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs Candy or (12-oz. each) REESE'S PIECES Peanut Butter Pastel Eggs (10-oz. each)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
bowl bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
cookie sheet cookie sheet
wire rack wire rack
food storage bag food storage bag

Heat oven to 350°F


Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Shape dough into 3/4-inch (about 1 measuring teaspoon dough) balls.* Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet.


Refrigerated sugar cookie dough or sugar cookie mix may also be used. Follow package directions for baking directions and yield.


Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely


Place 1 teaspoon water and 2 to 3 drops food color in resealable food storage bag. Add coconut; shake bag and coconut to evenly color coconut. (Coconut may be divided if more than one color is desired.)


Tint coconut and store until ready to bake and decorate cookies.

Frost cookies. Immediately sprinkle with coconut and top with 2 to 3 candy eggs.


If larger cookies are desired, roll dough into 1-inch balls. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Yield will be about 3-1/2 dozen (2-1/2 inch) cookies.

To decorate all cookies 2 bags of eggs will be needed.

Additional questions?