Today I’m sharing my Easter Egg Cookie Recipe using Hershey’s Easter Eggs. Easy to Bake and so Delicious! They are Perfect for Easter Baskets or Brunch.
There’s nothing like baking for holidays. It’s an opportunity to make something extra special that your probably would not make on a regular Thursday in January. But the Thursday just before Good Friday? That’s a whole different story. That’s a perfect time to bake these delicious Easter Egg Cookies. I’ve got just the recipe for you! They are as at home in a child’s Easter Basket as they are served with your Easter Brunch.
You are certainly familiar with chocolate chip cookies. If you aren’t then may I ask where you’ve been? Did a shuttle just arrive from Alpha Centauri or something? Alien visitors aside, I’m pretty sure you know about chocolate chip cookies. This recipe is essentially using special chips and Easter Egg candies in place of your garden variety chocolate chips. You can do a whole lot of stuff having a good cookie base by changing the chips part of the recipe.
Like this for example…
Um Yeah. I know. It’s amazing.
If you are old enough to remember George Carlin, you probably remember his bit lamenting there was no blue food. This doesn’t apply to Easter Eggs! And certainly not to the Easter Egg candies I used. They look so bright and springy in this cookie recipe!
Here’s what I used.
Those Hershey’s eggs are the most bombdigity little pastel Easter Egg candies going.
I also used the Green Mint chips from Guittard. They are a left over from St. Patrick’s Day, but worked deliciously in this springy cookie. I actually found that I wasn’t crazy about the Robin Eggs in the final recipe, so I left them out of the cookies. But it’s not really Easter until you’ve had a handful of those. When I was a child, they were my favorite. I may or may not be snacking on some right now.
I always recommend using the highest quality ingredients you can. This cookie recipe is no different. Spring for the organic eggs and the Kerry Gold butter. Get the King Arthur flour and the organic sugars. It’s totally worth it.
While it’s not exactly health food, the taste of using those real, unprocessed ingredients makes for something so much better than throwing artificial products into a bowl.
Trust me. It’s so worth it. It will balance out the food coloring and crap in the Easter egg candy.
So let’s get to that recipe! Shall we?
This is a chocolate chip cookie recipe with a twist! Instead of using only the usual chips, this recipe includes a little Easter candy. You’ll want to leave these out for the Easter Bunny this year. I guarantee he’s going to love this after all those raw carrots.
- 2 1/4 cups sifted flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbs vanilla bean paste
- 2 large eggs
- 1/8 cup coffee liquor (optional)
- 12 oz Guittard Green Mint Chips
- 6 oz Guittard Choc Au Lait Chips
- 10 oz Hershey’s Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Sift flour with baking soda and salt; set aside.
- Beat butter with sugars at medium speed until fluffy and well incorporated.
- Add vanilla and coffee liquor. Mix on medium speed for another minute to incorporate.
- Add eggs one at a time until well incorporated.
- Blend in flour mixture at low speed.
- Fold in the chips and Easter Candy.
- Drop by tablespoon or with small ice cream scoop onto a cookie sheet.
- Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Don’t over bake!
I am recommending very specific brands for the chocolate and candy mix ins because they were the best IMHO for this cookie. Nothing else yielded the exact flavor this combination created, and once you’ve tried them, you will understand. Don’t skimp on the Mint Chocolate Chips, either. That minty flavor with the Easter Egg candy is a little bite of heaven.
Please let me know if you make these delicious Easter Egg inspired cookies for your family this Easter. If you attend a pot luck style meal as part of the Easter celebration and show up this these, I promise you will be the hit of the party. You can quote me on that.