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Cadbury Chocolate Egg Cookies

Cadbury Chocolate Egg Cookies are soft cookies with sweet milk chocolate with crunchy candy shells…perfect for an Easter treat!

The recipe for these cookies was originally posted back in 2017. The images were updated in 2021.

Cadbury Egg Easter Cookies Are As Festive As They Are Delicious

Who feels like Easter Candy is the best candy? It all started, of course, with the Reese’s Eggs…now they make those for all the holidays, but dare I say that the egg shape still reigns supreme?

And then, for sure, are the Cadbury Creme filled eggs, which I have loved my whole life. They seems to be a candy that folks either love or hate. I am firmly on the love side, always and forever.

But the Cadbury Mini Eggs are one of those sneaky candies that can tend to get overlooked. By all accounts they are just a chocolate filled, candy coated egg…but they’re special. Cadbury milk chocolate is arguably one of the best…and that candy coating is made of sweet, crunchy magic.

chopped candy eggs baked in a cookie for easter.

I actually used the Soft Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that I made a few years ago with a few adaptations. They are a favorite of mine and I knew they would be perfect paired with the milk chocolate!

I mean look at how gorgeous these candies are…

Cadbury Chocolate Egg Cookies... soft cookies with sweet milk chocolate with crunchy candy shells!


  • all purpose flour
  • malted milk powder
  • baking powder
  •  kosher salt
  • cornstarch
  • butter
  • light brown sugar
  • eggs
  •  vanilla
  • Cadbury Milk Chocolate Eggs – crush these up coarsely by placing them in a large zip-top bag and use a rolling pin to crush.
  • milk chocolate chips

What If You Can’t Find the Malted Milk Powder?

Recently I have had trouble finding malted milk powder at the supermarket, which is kind of annoying, but you can buy it on amazon. The chocolate version seems to be easier to find, but this recipe calls for the “original”. BUT if you can’t find it and don’t want to order it online you can absolutely make these cookies by simply omitting it. I’ve made them booth ways, and while I love the malted milk powder added, they turn out great without it too!

How To Make Cadbury Egg Cookies:

The steps for these cookies is extra easy, and you can even ditch the stand mixer if you want to!

  1. Whisk together your dry ingredients: flour, malted milk powder, baking powder, salt and cornstarch.
  2. Combine the melted butter and brown sugar on low speed in the mixer, or in a bowl with a wooden spoon!
  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla, mixing until smooth, and then the dry ingredients, mixing until combined.
  4. Stir in crushed candy and chocolate chips and chill the dough for 2 hours or up to 3 days.
  5. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop the dough onto prepared baking sheet 3 inches apart using a medium cookie scoop.
  6. Bake for 11-12 minutes until the edges golden.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


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chocolate chip cookies with cadbury chocolate eggs

Cadbury Chocolate Egg Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 mins
  • Total Time: 11 mins
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dessert


These cookies are perfectly festive!


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups Cadbury Milk Chocolate Eggs, crushed)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips


  1. Whisk flour, malted milk powder, baking powder, salt and cornstarch together. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the melted butter and brown sugar on low speed. Alternately, this can be done in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
  3. With mixer still on low, add in the eggs and vanilla, and then finally the dry ingredients until evenly incorporated, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Stir in crushed candy and chocolate chips.
  5. Chill dough for 2 hours or up to 3 days.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Using a medium cookie scoop (2 tablespoons) drop dough onto prepared baking sheet 3 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 11-12 minutes until the edges golden. Don’t over-bake.
  9. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.


Store airtight for up to 3 days

If you can’t find malted milk powder, it can be omitted and the cookies will still be delicious!

Keywords: cookies and cups, cadbury eggs, easter cookies

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16 comments on “Cadbury Chocolate Egg Cookies”

  1. There is a BIG problem with this recipe! I can’t put the Cadbury eggs in mine, because I eat them as soon as they come out of the bag! LOL! Seriously, this looks like a wonderful recipe and I’m so glad you shared it. We just bought two bags of Cadbury eggs yesterday, and I have all the ingredients on hand, including that delicious malt powder! The picture of these eggs looks so good. I can not wait to TRY to try this recipe. Considering I can easily (and I should not admit this), eat 20 at a time, I better go ahead and make these, because my two bags will be history in a very short while. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. ok, so I have made a lot of cookies, and a lot of good cookies. But I made these the other day for my family and EVERYONE said they were the best cookies they had ever eaten. I couldn’t find malted milk powder so I used Ovaltine and they were fabulous

  3. helena watson

    The cadbury eggs are my favorite candy, stock up as they are only available at
    Christmas and Easter. Can’t wait to try the cookies, Word of warning, don’t buy the enormous container of malted milk powder, it clumps up ( like a year) and cannot be used.

  4. These are absolutely wonderful! I purchased your book last summer (and my grandson spilled water on it the first day ) ?. But I’ve tried nearly every recipe in the book and they are ALL delicious! Thank you for a great cookbook!

  5. These look totally amazing – headed out for the eggs ASAP. I’m not sure I can get the malted powder in Canada. Any suggestions for a substitution?

      1. That sounds like it would work. No malted milk powder locally so I successfully substituted salted caramel hot chocolate mix from a bulk food store. The dough was more chocolatey than pictured but they are a big hit!

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