Mini Eggs & Pudding Easter Cookies ~ I have made this basic recipe, using chocolate chips, for what seems like forever! I think I got it from my mom, but I am not sure where she discovered it or its origin. Because of the somewhat unusual addition of a pudding mix to these cookies, I suspect the recipe may have come from a pudding company. Perhaps, at one time it was written on the package itself or found in a magazine or product insert.
I have made the Pudding Chocolate Chip version of this recipe since I was 12 or 13. They are so easy to make plus they are always moist, chewy and unbelievably delicious. Coincidentally, or probably not so coincidentally…as they both came from my mom, I also have a recipe for Pudding Oatmeal Cookies which are equally delicious.
I had recently bought a very, very large bag of mini eggs, under the guise of using them for Easter baking. So, before I slowly eat the entire bag, I thought I should make at least one recipe using them…lol!
Over the years I have tried many cookie recipes. While most have been very good, in my mind, none have measured up to this basic recipe. All I did to make it Easter themed is to substitute roughly chopped mini eggs for the chocolate chips.
- 2¼ cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 package vanilla INSTANT pudding, 4 servings size*
- 2 eggs
- 1¼ cups roughly chopped Cadbury Mini Eggs
- ¼ cup roughly chopped Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Combine flour and baking soda; set aside.
- In a large bowl beat butter, both sugars, vanilla and pudding powder until mixture is fluffy and creamy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Gradually stir in flour mixture, stir well to combine.
- By hand, stir in the 1¼ cups chopped mini eggs
- Drop by a small scoop or heaping teaspoon full onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Using the ¼ cup of chopped mini eggs, push two or three pieces into each cookie, coloured side facing up.
- Bake at 350 degrees F. for approximately 10 - 12 minutes until golden brown on the edges.
- Do not over bake!
- * May substitute chocolate pudding mix for the vanilla mix.
PIN IT – Mini Eggs & Pudding Easter Cookies
Hope you give these a try, and as always, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask and I will do my very best to answer.
If you are looking for some other Easter themed recipes, check out these tried and true family favourites: