Front view of a mini egg chocolate chip cookie propped up with chocolate bunnies and more mini eggs and cookies in the background.

Mini Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Easter is approaching which means it’s mini egg season! Today I’ve got some mini egg chocolate chip cookies that are buttery, gooey cookies on the inside and chocked full of chocolate and mini eggs.

Mini eggs are one of my all time favourites and they definitely don’t last long in our house. Whenever I want to bake with them, I have to make sure they’re hidden so I don’t find an empty bag when I go to bake. Nothing more depressing then finding an empty mini egg bag!

Front view of a mini egg chocolate chip cookie with a bite out of it.

These mini egg cookies are basically slightly thicker chocolate chip cookies that I based off my chocolate chip cookies which I just haven’t photographed yet. I increased the brown sugar and added some cornstarch so the cookie could support the weight of adding a bunch of mini eggs! Super simple but an easy crowd and kid pleaser for any Easter get together.

You can use whatever brand of mini eggs you prefer. I actually typically use the Great Value ones as I find them the best cheaper version.

Front view of a stack of mini egg chocolate chip Easter cookies. Chocolate bunnies and a dish of mini eggs in the background.

Yes, I highly recommend you do. Chilling the dough allows the flavours to marinate and sugars to dissolve leading to a better texture, thicker cookie and better flavour.

If you’d like a no chill cookie, try my monster cookies but use Spring m&ms instead for a quick 30 minute Easter dessert. Or if you need a quick mini egg dessert, try my fudgy mini egg brownies. They’re ready in less then 30 minutes!

Yes, while the dough should be chilled for at least 2 hours, it can also be chilled for up to 48 hours. If you’d like to freeze the dough and bake from frozen, see below.

Overhead view of a mini egg Easter cookie pulled apart showing the gooey chocolate. More cookies in the background.

If you’d like to make the mini egg cookies and freeze the dough to save time in the future, follow these simple steps.

  1. Prep the dough as instructed.
  2. Chill the dough as instructed. DON’T SKIP THIS STEP. (Chilling the dough helps the flavours marinate and the sugar dissolve. Not properly chilling the dough as instructed can alter the flavour and texture of the cookie.
  3. Roll or scoop the dough into balls.
  4. Place in an airtight container or bag.
  5. Label with type or flavour of dough, date, bake time and baking temperature. This makes life much easier when you pull the bag out of the freezer in a couple months and have forgotten what it is. (If you’re using a reusable bag, you can just write this information on a piece of masking tape or something similar.)
  6. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat your oven and place balls on baking sheet. 
  8. Add 1-2 minutes to bake time as baking from frozen and enjoy!
Front view of a mini egg chocolate chip cookie. More cookies in the background.

So when it comes to measuring flour, the most accurate and easiest way is to use a kitchen scale. I always use a scale and could never go back to measuring in cups. It’s such a hassle and way more dishes!

If you don’t own a scale, there are a couple steps to properly measure flour as it becomes compacted just sitting in the bag or container. I highly recommend you follow these as just scooping flour out of the bag can potentially lead to at least an additional 1/4 cup of flour. This equals dry and dense baked goods which is not what anybody is going for.

1. Fluff the flour by giving it a mix with a whisk or fork.

2. Spoon the flour into your measuring cup.

3. Level the excess flour off using a butter knife. (With the back of the knife level to the top of the measuring cup, run it over top, pushing the excess flour back into it’s container.)

4. Repeat until you’ve measured the amount the recipe calls for.

Front view of a mini egg chocolate chip Easter cookie propped up with chocolate bunnies and more mini eggs and cookies in the background.
  • For best results, ensure all your ingredients are room temperature. This allows your ingredients to incorporate into each other leading to a much better bake and texture.
  • Make sure you chill the dough as instructed.
  • Don’t overmix your batter once you’ve added the flour. Mix until just combined.
  • I create my recipes based off weights so I recommend measuring by weights if you own a scale. It’s actually so much easier and makes for much less cleanup. I wish I had baked by weight from the beginning, I could never go back now.
Front view of a stack of mini egg chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate bunnies and a dish of mini eggs in the background.

Today’s song was one of my favourites in university and I saw them play live at least 3 times. Here’s For Pa/ (For Ma) by 4ontheFloor. Happy Baking! **Disclaimer: May contain inappropriate language for children. Liv’s Little Muffins owns no rights to this song.

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Front view of a mini egg chocolate chip cookie propped up with chocolate bunnies and more mini eggs and cookies in the background.

Mini Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies

Olivia Daly
An easy Easter cookie, these mini egg chocolate chip cookies have buttery centres and are chocked full of chocolate and mini eggs. Perfect for any get together, no matter the age.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 13 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 32


  • 3 cups (360g) all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp (9g) cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 1/4 cup (225g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (160g) semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (200g) mini eggs, crushed or chopped
  • Additional whole mini eggs to top cookies (around 30-40) (optional)


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat for about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time mixing until combined after each one. Then mix in the vanilla until well combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips and chopped mini eggs and mix until combined. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours and up to 48 hours.
  • Line or spray a baking sheet and preheat the oven to 350℉. Scoop 2 tbsp size cookies and ensure they're at least 2 inches apart on the pan. Top with additional mini eggs if you like and bake for 7-9 minutes or until the edges have just started to set. Allow to cool for a couple minutes on the pan and then transfer to a wire rack. Once cooled, store in an airtight container for up to 2 days and enjoy!
Keyword Mini egg chocolate chip cookies, mini egg Easter cookies
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1cookie
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate26g
Dietary Fiber0g
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat5g
Trans Fat0g

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