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Easy, simple, crunchy and gooey Mini Egg cookies that are PERFECT for Easter!

Mini Eggs

Mini Eggs are one of the best things ever about Easter. I’m pretty sure I made that clear in my post earlier on in the week with my Easter chocolate cake, and I can’t even get over how true it is. Honestly, I can devour Mini Eggs for forever and a day, and not get bored! Makes me sad that its only part of the year they are available, but thats probably a good thing…

My Easter chocolate cake was such a hit that I can’t even keep up! I simply HAD to make the Mini Eggs on top colour order, and it was so worth it. However, some people don’t want to go through allllll that effort for Easter, so cookies will do nicely.

Mini Egg cookies

I of course will happily eat cookies every day for the rest of my life, but Mini Egg cookies are special. I have seen so many people post these over time, but I wanted to make a chunky cookie that didn’t have to be chilled, and was really really easy to make.

As my Mini Egg Cookie Bars have always been a hit (throughout the year even though Mini Eggs aren’t available year round… always found that weird!) so I thought an actual cookie version would be the dreaaaaam and it was. I literally couldn’t stop eating them. I realise they don’t necessarily look the best, but DAMN they taste insane.


The cornflour in the recipe helps prevent the cookie from spreading. Other cookie recipes of mine (such as my Terry’s chocolate orange cookies) don’t need the cornflour as the cocoa powder is naturally thickening, but plain ones without a chocolate base can sometimes struggle.

If you find your cookies are spreading to pancakes and just look a little weird, its probably because it needed chilling. I just love that all you need to do with this recipe is whisk together the melted butter and sugars so the sugar breaks down, then add in the dry ingredients, add in the chocolate… and bake! Easy. And DELICIOUS.


I based the recipe on my white chocolate & raspberry cookies recipe as It is just so good. There are a few steps to it, and a few bowls needed, but its worth it because you don’t have to wait 12 hours for the dough to chill like a lot of other ‘plain’ cookie recipes.

Easter theme

Another thing I adore about the Easter is the decorations. Little fake grass bunnies are SO CUTE, all the pastel colours, and I just can’t cope… but for me the food is the best. Weirdly, and please don’t judge me, I’m not a massive fan of eating Easter eggs. Like, I adore chocolate and that… but I prefer chocolate in things. I struggle to just eat a lot of chocolate on its own, unless its something little and delicious like a Mini Egg. So, Mini Egg cookies are the best.


If you want to make these into a chocolate version, follow my recipe for my Terry’s chocolate orange cookies, but add in the quantities of the Mini Eggs and micro eggs in this recipe! Enjoy! X

Mini Egg Cookies!

Easy, simple, crunchy and gooey Mini Egg cookies that are PERFECT for Easter! A simple but delicious Easter treat!
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Category: Dessert
Type: Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooling: 30 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 Cookies
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 300 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 115 g unsalted butter
  • 100 g light brown sugar
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 180 g Mini Eggs (2x 90g bags)
  • 200 g micro chocolate eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan and line two/three large baking trays with parchment paper, leave to the side.
  • Whisk the plain flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, and cornflour together in a bowl and leave to the side.
  • Melt your butter carefully, and then add to a bowl. Add in the sugars, and whisk the mixture together for two minutes. (I used my electric whisk, if whisking by hand, whisk for 3 minutes)
  • Add in the vanilla and egg and whisk again until combined.
  • Add in the flour mixture and beat until everything is evenly distributed and a cookie dough is formed.
  • Add in the Mini Eggs, and the micro eggs and mix together again. 
  • Scoop the cookie dough using a cookie scoop for even portions, then roll into balls. Bake in the oven for 10-13 minutes.
  • Leave the cookies to cool on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely! Enjoy!


  • These cookies can last for three days easily, but they rarely do in my house!
  • I used two bags of the 90g (usually priced at £1) Mini Eggs, then a bag and a bit of the micro chocolate eggs. These are usually supermarket own ones, and I've got them before in Sainsburys, Tesco and Asda for example! 
  • If you can't access the micro eggs, feel free to add in 200g of chocolate chips, or 100g of chocolate chips and some more Mini Eggs!
  • 10 minutes of baking = soft cookies
  • 12 minutes of baking = crunchy and gooey
  • 14 minutes of baking = crunchy

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  1. Gemma on March 27, 2024 at 11:51 am

    5 stars
    Delicious cookies. I’ve had to make 2 batches this week because they went so quick.

  2. Karen on June 25, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    5 stars
    Finally made these this afternoon, after thinking about them for days!

    Really easy to make. I think they’re a bit sweet for my taste (but I don’t have a very sweet tooth at all!), and wonder if this could be cos I used some white chocolate chips, as well as milk and dark ones. I’ll see how they taste with just milk and dark chocolate chips next time.

    I think I’ll make some more this week to take into work for my colleagues – if so, I’ll probably make more, smaller ones – they’re huge! A really nice treat. I cooked for 12 mins and they’re perfect – chunky, packed with chocolate, and crunchy!

    Another fantastic recipe from Jane!

  3. Jenn on April 5, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    Came out perfect! Thank you 😊
    Can I store the dough? If yes how long for (fridge)
    Thank you!

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 12, 2023 at 3:51 pm

      Absolutely, the raw dough will last up to 48 hours in the fridge. Hope this helps! x

  4. Katherine on April 5, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    My son was given this recipe from school for his food technology lesson. Sorry to break the news, but the packets of mini eggs are now 80g – shrinkage in all sorts of products now!

    • Kirsty on April 28, 2024 at 9:45 am

      Can these be frozen once cooked?

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 29, 2024 at 11:41 am

      Yes, they can!

  5. Samantha on July 20, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Hello, if I wanted to use Smarties instead, how many grams would you suggest I use? And is this the best recipe to follow for Smartie cookies 🙂

  6. Samantha on July 8, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Jane
    Just wondering if there’s a way to make these without egg? What could I use as a substitute?


    • Lucy on March 1, 2023 at 11:48 am

      Hi, is this dough freezeable?

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 2, 2023 at 9:31 am

      Yes absolutely, for up to 3 months! Hope this helps! x

  7. Gemma on May 1, 2021 at 8:48 am

    5 stars
    Hi Jane, these cookies were scrumptious! only mine kept flattening out in the oven. How do you get them to be so chunky?

  8. Jenni on April 6, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    What did I do wrong?

    Mixture seemed quite dry and ended up shaping by hand. When I took them out of the oven they were lovely little balls of cookie dough 🤦‍♀️ I’ve made up the dough again and it’s the same. Any suggestions welcome! The kitchen was quite cold, I wondered if the butter started to harden again?

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 6, 2021 at 8:32 pm

      How are you mixing the dough? the not flattening can happen if you roll the cookie dough too tight!

  9. Orla Wilson on April 2, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Can caster sugar be used instead of the granulated sugar? And what if it’s white caster sugar?

  10. Danielle on April 2, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Hi Jane

    I was wondering what the best method to melt the butter carefully and does it need to wait to cool down before adding the rest of the wet ingredients?

    Thank you 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 3, 2021 at 10:18 pm

      I just use the microwave as its quick – and I dont let it cool x

  11. Kimberley Megan Keegan on March 28, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    i dont have a cookie scoop, how many grams does your cookie scoop equal?

    • RabiyA on April 4, 2021 at 5:26 pm

      I did about 50 to 55 which made 15 or 16

  12. Anna Mansfield on March 28, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    5 stars
    Wow these are amazing!! Thank you Jane. Love all your recipes I’ve made so far and I’ve just preordered your book can’t wait !! X

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 29, 2021 at 2:50 pm

      Hey! I’m so glad you love them, thank you so much for pre-ordering the book I can’t wait for you to receive it either!xx

  13. Paula on March 20, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    5 stars
    Was recommended to this site from a friend and just made these cookies I cooked in 3 batches.. 1 batch for 12 mins then one 1 for 13 and the last for 14 mins to see which I preferred and all amazing! This is the first time I’ve tried cookies and first time using my kitchenAid thanks for great receipe x

  14. Elly Cummin on March 16, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Hello! Love your recipes! Although I LOVE cookie dough I can’t eat as much chocolate in them that the recipe provides for, I’ve always liked just a little. Would it affect the recipe to just reduce the chocolate content to about 30%? Thanks!

  15. Kerri McKechan-Moore on March 9, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    5 stars
    My husband came across this recipe on Facebook and instantly sent it to me!
    I have to say, by far this is the best cookie recipe I have ever used. It was perfect. 100% recommended. Cannot wait to try more of your stuff now!

  16. Sunitha on March 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    5 stars
    Great recipe , I added chocolate Buttons, came out the oven perfect 😍 thank you!

  17. Steph on March 5, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Hi Jane for the cookies do you use your kitchenaid and whisk attachment?

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 6, 2021 at 12:21 pm

      Oh no definitely not – the paddle/beater is best!

  18. RCA on March 5, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    if I was to do these gluten free, do i just change the flour? or add in xanthum gum?

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 15, 2021 at 12:24 pm

      Hello! Some gluten free flours naturally have it added in already so I would just do a straight swap!x

  19. Emma on March 5, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Hi, on step 8. What do you mean leave to cool completely? How do we know when they are cooled completely? Assuming we put these in the fridge?

    I’m looking forward to making these! Thank you!

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 6, 2021 at 7:06 pm

      Cookies you just leave to cool on the tray or a wire rack x

  20. Belle on February 16, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Instead of the little mini eggs could I guess chocolate chips? Would this still work?

  21. Allison on February 5, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    5 stars
    Just made these Cookies and they are scrumptious x will have to make more for grandchildren x

  22. Mel on January 30, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Hi Jane ,

    Going to make these this afternoon, can’t wait ! Just wondering what the micro eggs are , and where do I get them from ?

    Thanks Mel

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 30, 2021 at 7:42 pm

      They are just really tiny mini eggs basically from the supermarket!

  23. Eloise on January 26, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    My mixture was really crumbly and wouldn’t stick together 🤔

  24. Jodie on January 26, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Hi Jane!

    i’d love to make these with a chocolate base? how could i achieve this?


    • Jane's Patisserie on January 30, 2021 at 7:56 pm

      Hey! Yes you can use 200g flour, and 50g cocoa powder! x

  25. Louise on January 20, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    5 stars
    These really are my favourite cookies. Is there a way to figure out calories in these?

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm

      You can add up the calories of the ingredients you use and divide it by how many cookies you make.

  26. Beth on January 17, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Hi Jane, can you freeze the dough and cook when needed?

  27. Elizabeth on January 17, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Hello Jane,
    I am wanting to make these but was wondering if they would work if I left the cornflower out?x

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 18, 2021 at 11:26 am

      For best results you really do want to use it, and it can’t just be left out. You would need to use 25g flour without!

  28. Amanda on January 16, 2021 at 7:14 am

    Hi Jane would this recipe be ok to use as a giant cookie ( sort of pizza size).
    Amanda x

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 16, 2021 at 5:46 pm

      Please see my latest giant birthday cookie as a guidance to do that x

  29. Scott on September 17, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Jane

    Can I use smarties instead of mini eggs.

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 17, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      Yes! Although sometimes smarties colours can run a bit x

  30. Sarah on August 7, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    5 stars
    One word for these is moorish!! Turned out just like they were supposed to. Only one bad thing is they didn’t last for long!! 😉

  31. Tianna on April 28, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Can I use self raising flour for any of the cookies ?

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 28, 2020 at 10:39 am

      You can, but that will change the texture!

    • Kerri McKechan-Moore on March 9, 2021 at 3:44 pm

      5 stars
      My husband came across this recipe on Facebook and instantly sent it to me!
      I have to say, by far this is the best cookie recipe I have ever used. It was perfect. 100% recommended. Cannot wait to try more of your stuff now!

  32. Lisa cook on March 11, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    I made these but just as chocolate chips and i found the dough to be very dry and crumbly. When i baked them they didnt spread at all and were like pepples rather than round flat cookies? Ive tried the white chocolate and rasberry ones they were great. Is there a reason why the method or recipie is different?

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 11, 2019 at 10:09 pm

      These cookies aren’t designed to spread that much, and the recipe/method is the same for both other than the size of the egg which doesn’t impact it that much at all, and the chocolates itself.

  33. Courtney on November 26, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane, I used the base of this recipe quite a lot to make cookies and they always taste amazing, however my cookies never really spread out well when baking I normally have to push them down myself about 3 minutes before they’re not done to flatten them and make them larger. Do you have any tips on how to fix this xx

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 27, 2018 at 10:09 am

      They’re not designed to spread too much, they’re meant to be thick chunky cookies x

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