Easter Egg Hunt Cookies (There’s a Surprise Inside!!!)

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Cadbudry Cream Stuffed Cookie @KatrinasKitchen

I fell in love with Easter egg hunts last year all over again. It was the first time my son was able to participate and really understand what was going on. I was mere days away from giving birth to our second son but I was sure to get my large self down to the park across town where the hunt was being held. Four Year Old Foodie (then 3) was so darn cute and excited when he saw the field.

We’re talking thousands of eggs and there was even a special place just for todders. The horn blew and he was off with gusto! Imagine my shock when he had to stop and open EACH EGG before placing it in his basket. Yeah. We left with about 10 eggs. He was too excited to get to the surprise inside!

Cadbudry Cream Stuffed Cookie @KatrinasKitchen

I can’t blame him really. The best part about an Easter egg is the surprise inside. That was my inspiration for these cookies. Nestled inside these cookies is a mini Cadbury Egg. GASP! I was channeling my inner Picky Palate. The results were pretty exciting!

Cadbudry Cream Stuffed Cookie @KatrinasKitchen

Originally I went with a chocolate chip cookie dough around the Cadbury Egg. You could certainly do this but I found it to be a little too sweet especially considering I was about to add a field of buttercream.

So the next time around I made the same dough but did not add the chocolate chips. Crisco replaces the butter in this recipe and that makes the dough easy to work with. It wasn’t sticky at all.

They were delicious plain but I couldn’t keep myself from adding the Easter egg hunt field on top!
Cadbury Eggs
Jelly beans
These are a once-a-year treat for sure! But I hope you try them because who doesn’t like a surprise?!

PS: I made 24 and had dough leftover. You can make more cookies or wait to see what I did with my leftover dough. 🙂

Cadbudry Cream Stuffed Cookie @KatrinasKitchen


Cadbury Egg Stuffed Cookies

Cookie cups stuffed with mini Cadbury Cream eggs


  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Crisco I used butter-flavored
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 24 mini Cadbury Eggs
  • Optional:
  • Green Buttercream/any frosting you like
  • Jelly beans


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Cream Crisco, white and brown sugars, and vanilla in the bowl of your mixer. Add eggs one at a time.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients. The dough will start to pull away from the bowl of the mixer.
  • Using about a tablespoon of dough wrap a mini Cadbury egg so it is completely covered. Place the cookie inside a greased mini muffin tin. You do not want to use much more than a tablespoon of dough or the cookie will spread far over the top of the pan.
  • Bake at 350 for about 9 minutes or until golden. ***IMPORTANT*** Let the cookies cool in the pan for about 10-12 minutes until you can “twist” it out. Using your fingertips gently try to twist the cookie to remove it. If the cookie seems too soft like it will break apart wait 2 minutes and try again. If your muffin tin is greased the cookie will lift out whole after about 10-12 minutes. But do not let your cookie cool completely in the tin or it may adhere itself to the pan and then you will have to scrape it out.
  • Let cookies cool completely (or just eat one warm!), top with frosting and jelly beans.
- Katrina

68 Responses to “Easter Egg Hunt Cookies (There’s a Surprise Inside!!!)”

  1. #
    Parsley Sage — March 22, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. I MUST have these!

  2. #
    Amy's Cooking Adventures — March 22, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Love it! Cadbury Eggs are the best!

  3. #
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — March 22, 2011 at 1:40 am

    An inspired idea for sure! Love these.

  4. #
    Celia — March 22, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Amazing! Cadbury Eggs were always my favorite Easter candy – great (and delicious-looking) idea…

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    Happy When Not Hungry — March 22, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Oh wow! What a creative and delicious recipe! I definitely will be making these cookies for Easter. Thanks for sharing!

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    Chris's Gourmet Fashion — March 22, 2011 at 2:15 am

    What an original idea! As always they look just lovely. Almost a pity that they will just vanish in minutes.

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    Lauren — March 22, 2011 at 2:32 am

    OHHHHH MY Godness….I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. I have a….we will say problem when it comes to cadbury eggs. I steal my kids all the time. What a fabulous idea. Thank you

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    Sandra — March 22, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Katrina this is soooo beautiful! Love love love how you made this and decorated so festive! Just beautiful!
    Have a wonderful week!!!

  9. #
    Eizel — March 22, 2011 at 4:28 am

    These cupcakes are so cute + a lovely surprise for the kiddies (and those kids in us) 😛

  10. #
    wendyweekendgourmet — March 22, 2011 at 4:49 am

    These are just adorable! So cute to have a tiny surprise inside when you take the first bite…

  11. #
    sara @ CaffeIna — March 22, 2011 at 5:06 am

    Really adorable! I have to give these a try!

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    The Addicted Baker — March 22, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Beautiful blog 🙂 Now a Lovely Blog Award winner- keep up the great work! https://theaddictedbaker.blogspot.com/2011/03/and-award-goes-to.html

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    sweetsbysillianah — March 22, 2011 at 6:13 am

    wowzers… totally not what i expected! you keep surprising us, katrina… loving your posts lately! =)

    btw, i just bought the same exact placemat yesterday – in the same exact color… glad to see it looks lovely in photos 😉

  14. #
    Shawn — March 22, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Cute x 10!!!

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    Hester Casey - Alchemy — March 22, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Awww – FYOF is so cute. I can just imagine his excitement when faced with a field full of easter eggs. Love the surprise inside cookies. I’d rather have these than easter eggs any day.

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    Mary at n00bcakes — March 22, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Really Katrina – just downright *adorable*. Cadbury eggs were always my favorite growing up, so I love seeing cookies with them inside. And the egg hunt field on top? Sigh- perfect! ^_^

  17. #
    Becky — March 22, 2011 at 10:52 am

    These cookie cups are too cute, especially with the egg hunt on the top! Great job!

  18. #
    Lauren — March 22, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Oh my good heavens I love these! I only wish that the baby lady was old enough for these this year. I really hope I remember next year.

    Surprise cookies are so cute!

  19. #
    Carolyn — March 22, 2011 at 11:34 am

    These are adorable! I used to love Cadbury’s Easter Creme eggs. I don’t eat them at all anymore but as a kid, I would have gone gaga for these!

  20. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — March 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Cute! What kid wouldn’t love these?

  21. #
    Cassie @ Bake Your Day — March 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    What an adorable idea, you are so creative! I love your posts!

  22. #
    Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It — March 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    These are adorable! Too cute! Such a great surprise too!

  23. #
    Kate @ Diethood.com — March 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    There’s a cadburry egg in there?! Holy deliciousness!!

  24. #

    Your blog is fabulous, just found it through Babble! Love those cupcakes!

  25. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — March 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Those are so cute! I hope you saved me one! 😉

  26. #
    cookingmisadventures — March 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    OMG, you are a genius!! My hubby would adore these… may have to think about baking them this year. Great blog by the way! ~ Courtney

  27. #
    Heather — March 22, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Those are so gorgeous and adorable! I’m getting a sugar high just from looking at them.

  28. #
    [email protected] — March 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I love stuffed goodies!! These look great for Easter. You’re always so unique in your creations 🙂

  29. #
    Laura — March 22, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    OMG! I love Cadbury Eggs! I’ve already eaten about a dozen of them this month. Great idea. 🙂

  30. #
    briarrose — March 22, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    What a fun cookie….I love it!

  31. #
    TheChocolatePriestess — March 22, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I think that’s everything a child needs for Easter in one easy to hold treat!

  32. #
    Rosemary — March 22, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I agree — you are a genius! Beautiful, fun, tasty. Can’t beat that for a kid’s — anyone’s — Easter surprise.

  33. #
    Cheryl and Adam @pictureperfectmeals.com — March 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    This is clever and delicious. I’m forwarding this to my sister for her kids at Easter, they’ll go crazy for these!

  34. #
    Kankana — March 23, 2011 at 12:15 am

    super super cute ones ! You are genius .. very creative!

  35. #
    Jenniffer — March 23, 2011 at 2:41 am

    These are so cute and creative!

  36. #
    Kimberly — March 23, 2011 at 2:47 am

    That is the cutest idea! I just love that, and can totally see my little guy enjoying them too! Thanks!

  37. #
    Ali Grace — March 23, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Oh my gracious!!! Not only are these adorable… but there’s a Cadbury egg inside?? I LOVE Cadbury eggs! Too good to be true. 🙂

  38. #
    Dulce Dough — March 23, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Oh my goodness! I really didn’t think it was possible to make a Cadbury Egg any better, but I think you found a way! What a great idea!

  39. #
    Eftychia — March 23, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    What a clever idea. I was looking for a suprise and this is perfect suprise for Easter. Thanks for sharing!!

  40. #
    Wilde in the Kitchen — March 23, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Wow! I love this idea and now I’m imagining all of the other easter treats I can hide inside of a cookie! 🙂

  41. #
    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — March 23, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Katrina, these are TOO cute! What a creative and sweet idea. Kids would absolutely love these, I’m sure. Thanks for sharing!

  42. #
    kitchenmorph — March 23, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    mommy…fantastic again! can i officially declare i’m big time JEALOUS of you??

  43. #
    Sandra — March 23, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I made them I love this dough, but I did not have
    Crisco, and use unsalted butter. They still turned out tasty..but not as pretty as yours:)

  44. #
    Lindsey — March 24, 2011 at 12:40 am

    I am in awe over how adorable these are… and oh, the hidden surprise is by far my favorite part. Love it!!

  45. #
    [email protected] — March 24, 2011 at 3:55 am

    And a yummy surprise it is! They look so yummy!

  46. #
    Tammy — March 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    These look splendid Katrina! And very festive! Gorgeous photos!


  47. #
    Elisabeth — March 24, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Katrina, these cupcakes are the most perfect ones for Easter, and has got to be the cutest…ever!
    Thanks for you sweet comment on my blog…I’m happy to follow your blog!

  48. #
    paddle attachment — March 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Ok, cool! And I thought I loved Cadbury eggs before….

  49. #
    Christi @ Love From The Oven — March 25, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Okay, I must make these. My daughter’s dance teacher LOVES Cadbury eggs. Her birthday is next week and I was wanting to do something a bit unique and include the Cadbury eggs. This may be it! 🙂 Thanks and Happy Friday!!!

  50. #
    Erin — March 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    OH MY HECK! These sound like pure heaven! I’d eat the entire batch! So, of course, I’m going to make these this weekend!!!

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    Allison @ Alli 'n Son — March 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I’ve been dying to make filled cookies. These sound sinful!

    I hope you’ll stop by and share your recipe with my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. https://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/24/chocolate-donuts/

  52. #
    Julie — March 26, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Very cute! My husband loves cadburys, so I’ll have to try these!

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    Kelli @ RTSM — March 26, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Oh man this is such a great idea! I bought a five pack of the big Cadbury eggs yesterday and I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that 3 are already gone:) I’ll have to pick up a pack of the mini’s to try this soon! I came over from Amy’s place:)

  54. #
    Jo — March 26, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I absolutely love these!! 🙂

  55. #
    AliLilly — March 27, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    OH!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! 🙂

  56. #
    Denise — March 28, 2011 at 4:13 am

    So cute! And my nephew did the exact same thing at his first hunt.

  57. #
    Lynne — April 2, 2011 at 5:07 am

    These look sinfully delicious. Exactly 19 years ago I was eating one Cadbury Cream Egg a day when I was pregnant with my daughter. It’s a wonder that I didn’t end up with gestational diabetes!
    I would LOVE to make these and I’m sure my readers would love to make them, too. Would you mind if I borrowed the recipe?

  58. #
    Lora — April 4, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I love Cadbury creme egg anything. These are so clever and so pretty!

  59. #
    Erin — April 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I made these yesterday and OH MY HECK!!! They are so darn good and they look so cool. I can’t wait to blog about them. I’ll link back to you! Thanks again!!!

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    kitchenmorph — April 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    i couldn help taking a second serious look. wht’s crisco?

    honest question: how do you manage to photo shoot so well with 4 year old and one year old??

  61. #
    The Harried Cook — April 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Just gorgeous! Your blog is just amazing! 🙂 Thanks for sharing… I am now an ardent ‘follower’! I hope you’ll drop by my blog sometime too!

  62. #
    Sue — April 8, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    What am amazingly YUMMY idea! They look so cute!

  63. #
    Valery (CEO Wanna Be) — April 10, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Hi there I am a new follower and love your blog
    I am so making these as soon as I can. YUMMY
    Stop by any time.

  64. #
    leena — April 11, 2011 at 7:50 pm


    Do you use a mini muffin tray to make these? also i have some mini cadburry eggs that i got from the store but they look different from the ones you have inside yours. Mine are a hard chocolate inside

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    Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} — April 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    leena – Yes I used a mini muffin tin. You could use a regular-sized one just as easily. And I know the choclates you are talking about – they come in a bag? The ones I used are mini Cadbury CREME Eggs. They come in packs of 12.

  66. #
    Anonymous — April 21, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I made these tonight and LOVE them! Nice and sweet but not sickening-sweet. Thanks for this recipe!

  67. #
    Jessica @ bake me away! — April 23, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I love that these are like cookie muffins! The topping is so cute. 🙂

  68. #
    Angela — March 30, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Can I just use self-rising flour??? Thanks..gotta try these!!

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