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Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Make these Easter Egg Sugar Cookies for Easter!  They’re soft, chewy, so delicious.

I really enjoy Easter, especially Easter eats.  At Easter I tend to make the same dishes year after year, but these food traditions are what we love most about this holiday.  Many of the recipes I use are ones I remember my Mom, or Aunts and Grandmas cooking from when we were growing up.  Things like Peanut Butter Confetti Cake, or 7 Layered Salad or Devilled Eggs…all really delicious comfort food.  When these dishes made an appearance it was like they were marking the arrival of spring.  Love that.  And now I’m trying to add in some of my own recipes in hopes that they become traditions for my little family.  This is so easy to do, because there are so many delicious options!

So for Easter this year, I decided to make some Easter Egg Sugar cookies.  These cookies are the exact same recipe I used for my Peppermint Kiss Sugar Cookies that I posted at Christmas.  All I did differently was use little chocolate Easter eggs instead of peppermint kisses, which makes them perfect for Easter!

I’ve been dying to share these cookies with you, ever since I posted them on Instagram earlier this week.  They’re just so easy to make and so pretty to look at that I need to share them!

Now just make sure that before you sneak some of those little eggies into your mouth when no one is looking, that you leave enough for your cookies.  You wouldn’t want any of these cookies to end up with no eggs on them.  Nope.  You don’t need your kids asking you why some of the cookies are empty.  😉

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Aren’t they so pretty?  They are a perfect Easter cookie…they’re easy to make and are so fun and festive!


Recipe Tips:

  • You can easily double this recipe.
  • Let them cool: Make sure you give the cookies enough time to cool down. If you move them too quickly, the Easter eggs will crack.
  • I wouldn’t recommend freezing these cookies…they’re best enjoyed fresh!
  • Great for giving! These cookies are great for cookie exchanges, bake sales and parties because they’re easy to make and stand up well to packaging.

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Make these Easter Egg Sugar Cookies for Easter!  They’re soft, chewy and so delicious!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookie
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 small package of chocolate Easter eggs in a candy shell ((like Eggies))
  • 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • in extra sugar for rolling the dough


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix until well blended.
  4. In another bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add the flour mix, alternately with the milk, to the butter mixture, mixing until well blended.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Shape the cookie dough into 1 inch balls.
  8. Roll the balls in the extra sugar, and place them on a cookie sheet. Do not press them down.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges of the cookies are lightly browned.
  10. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool for 2 – 3 minutes. After this time press 3 small Easter eggies into the middle of the cookies.  See notes.
  11. Let cool completely on a wire rack.


Make sure you give the cookies enough time to cool down. If you move them too quickly, the Easter eggs will crack.

Keywords: chocolate chip cookies, Easter cookies

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I hope you make these cookies this Easter!  Your family will thank you!  Enjoy!

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies


More Delicious Easter Treats:

2 Ingredient Easter Egg Bark

2 Ingredient Easter Egg Bark

Peanut Butter Confetti Cake

Peanut Butter Confetti Cake

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply
    March 20, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    So cute, my daughter will flip over these!

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    March 31, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    These cookies are so fun! I absolutely love Easter candy…and cookies for that matter! What a perfect combination!

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    April 4, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    when i try to print it automatically saves instead, no printing option 🙁

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      April 4, 2015 at 3:22 PM

      So weird! There are 2 print buttons on each post – one right in the recipe area under the picture and one at the bottom of the post in the ‘Sharing is Caring’ area – it’s the second last button. Hope that helps?

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    April 4, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    So pretty! Saw you on Tip Junkie and following now!

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    Barbara Karr
    September 26, 2018 at 9:15 AM

    5 stars
    I feel so out of it! Where do I find these “eggies” ? The cookies are just sugar cookies without them. I would be most grateful for your feedback. I would like to make these for our next Easter celebration. These are so sweet and will be a BIG hit. Thank You B Karr

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      September 26, 2018 at 10:56 AM

      Hi Barbara! You can usually find them in all grocery stores and even Walmart, but usually closer to Easter. Good luck!

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    March 15, 2019 at 1:35 PM

    Did your cookies stay that perfect shape after they baked? Mine tasted great but definitely spread out and didn’t look that perfect coming out of the oven like your pictures show.

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      March 18, 2019 at 6:17 PM

      Hi Nikki! Yes, they should stay that shape for sure…I’m not sure why they would spread out?

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        April 10, 2020 at 7:44 AM

        Try chilling the dough for a bit to fold their shape when baking.

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    Pam Bercik
    March 30, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    4 stars
    Turned out adorable but I only had one bag of eggs could have used two

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    March 12, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    How long do you think they would keep ?

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      March 13, 2021 at 11:15 AM

      Hi Wendy! If kept in a well sealed, air tight container they will keep for up to 5 days. They are best enjoyed right away though.

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    April 3, 2021 at 9:03 AM

    Mine spread very thin and didn’t look cute and fluffy like yours. Wondering what I did wrong??

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      April 3, 2021 at 10:42 AM

      Hi Jen! I’m not sure, I’ve never had that happen. The only thing I can think of is maybe too much butter was used?

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        April 3, 2021 at 4:21 PM

        I only used ONE cup of flower! Just made a second batch and they came out perfectly. thank you!

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          Jo-Anna Rooney
          April 6, 2021 at 9:52 AM

          Oh good!! I’m happy they turned out for you Jen!

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    Violet Moran
    April 3, 2021 at 10:38 AM

    Could I make the dough, refrigerate it, and then make the cookies, or would it be better if I left it out?

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      April 3, 2021 at 10:41 AM

      Hi Violet! Yes, you can absolutely refrigerate it before you bake the cookies. (just cover the bowl so it doesn’t dry out) Enjoy!

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