Giant Mini Egg Cookie – Easter skillet cookie

April 13, 2022Sew White

A giant Mini Egg Cookie has to be the go-to dessert this Easter. This Easter skillet cookie is made in an oven-safe frying pan and produces a delicious Easter chocolate cookie that everyone will love. Will you eat the cookie straight from the pan or dish it up first? You can make the giant mini egg cookie dough in advance and cook when ready so you can enjoy the chunky mini egg cookies straight from the oven. This would also make a great giant birthday cookie for an Easter birthday.

top view giant mini egg cookie with vanilla ice cream scoops on top.

With the warmer weather just around the corner, afternoon picnics are a must and this giant sharing cookie is the perfect dessert to enjoy with friends and family! Its sweet and the mini eggs offer the most delicious crunch! Skillet cookies are easy to make and perfect for sharing! Once you’ve made this once, you’ll want to make it again and again.

Why you’ll love this giant mini egg cookie recipe

  • A giant mini egg cookie is great for sharing at a family Easter dinner.
  • Giant cookies are loved by kids and big kids too.
  • The mini egg cookie dough can be made in advance and baked when you’re ready.
  • Freeze this cookie dough and enjoy mini egg cookies when you’re hungry.

Top Questions

How do you half a mini egg?
How many calories are in a mini egg cookie?
Can I make a gluten free giant mini egg cookie?
How do you know when a giant cookie is done?

top view of the giant mini egg cookie

Ingredients

For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.

MINI EGGS

This giant skillet cookie wouldn’t be the best sharing cookie without all the mini eggs! There are so many mini eggs in this and then decorating it too. If you love Mini Eggs this is a recipe for you.

You can crush them by hitting them with a rolling pin so you get lovely uneven chunks.

How to make a giant mini egg cookie – step by step

  • Preheat the oven to 160ºC fan/ 175ºC / 320ºF.
  • Grease a skillet, frying pan or shallow casserole pan with butter.
  • Cream together the butter and light brown soft sugar with a little caster sugar.
  • Mix in the egg, a half teaspoon of vanilla extract and the orange zest
  • Sieve the flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder with the pinch of salt into a bowl to mix together.
  • Stir in the flour to the dough.
  • Break up some of the mini eggs by gently hitting a bag with a rolling pin or with a chopping board. (Cutting them can be difficult so bashing them is a bit safer)
  • Add the broken up Mini Eggs into the cookie dough and mix in.
  • Add the cookie dough into the skillet and flatten it out with your hand. Stud the top with the leftover Mini Eggs. (Save a few for decorating when the giant Easter cookie is out of the oven.)
  • Bake in the oven until golden brown. The cookie should be crisp at the edges and soft and gooey in the middle. If you want it all to be gooey bake for a few minutes less.
  • As soon as the skillet cookie is out of the oven scatter the remaining chocolate chip pieces over the top. They will start to soften and melt on top of the hot cookie.
  • Add a few scoops of ice cream, scatter more mini eggs to the top and dig in!
top close up of the mini eggs in the golden brown cookie

Top Tips

  • If you don’t have soft brown soft sugar you can use the same amount of caster to bring it to the same amount.
  • Make sure you use a frying pan which is oven proof (some handles are not oven safe). You can use a skillet, frying pan or shallow casserole.

Serving Suggestions

ICE CREAM

Enjoy warm with ice cream. Place on the table with all your friends and dig in! I suggest spoons but if you can’t wait that long then use your hands! Just please don’t burn your fingers.

TURN THIS RECIPE INTO MINI EGG COOKIES

You could make this Easter sharing cookie as smaller individual cookies for an Easter party! Just divide up the cookie dough into smaller cookies and bake. I would suggest reducing the cooking time to make sure they are perfectly gooey and chewy in the middle.

A beautiful spoonful of giant mini egg cookie with the cookie in the background

Equipment

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  • Skillet or large frying pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Wooden spoon

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My favourite thing I love is how versatile this skillet is. It is perfect for hob, oven, grill, BBQ and camp-fire use. I can’t wait to make cookies, main meals and maybe I will try my hand at bread too when I next have a fire when camping… or even in the garden this spring.

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I used the 18cm skillet for this giant mini egg cookie and it is enough to feed 4 to 6 people. 8 at a push if everyone fancies a few mouthfuls.

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giant mini egg cookie topped with ice cream in a skillet
skillet handle and skillet with golden brown cookie

Storing / Making ahead of time options

You can make this giant Mini egg cookie dough ahead of time, rest it in the fridge and bake on the day you need it! Even if you leave your cookie dough to rest for just 30minutes it will hugely improve your mini egg cookies!

Once baked, if you have any cookie left you can pop it in an airtight container for a few days but I doubt you’ll have any left!

top view of giant mini egg cookie on t a red and white stripped cloth surrounded by easter eggs

Easter skillet substitutions and variations

You can swap out the mini eggs for your favourite Easter Chocolate. Chopped Maltesers woke really well in this Giant Birthday Cookie, they offer the same chocolatey taste with also a little crunch!

You can break them up in a similar way to crushing the mini eggs, or chop them in half and stud them into the dough.

In my opinion, you can’t beat this Mini Egg cookie dough.

Giant mini egg cookie FAQS

How do you half a mini egg?

Mini Eggs are quite tricky to half but can be done easily if you break them with a chopping board or rolling pin.

Make a small hole in the mini egg packet to release any extra air. Then place the mini eggs on a hard work surface or chopping board. Use another chopping board or rolling pin to break up the mini eggs. Be careful of your fingers.

How many calories are in a mini egg cookie?

There are many delicious calories in a mini egg cookie! It is not the healthiest of desserts but all the best ones aren’t. Mini Egg Cookies can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a healthy diet.

mini eggs cookie with ice cream, chocolate eggs and sprinkles
giant mini egg cookie with three scoops of ice crem on top

Can I make a gluten free giant mini egg cookie?

You can make a gluten free giant mini egg cookie by replacing the flour in the recipe with gluten-free flour. You can use the same quantities as with the normal recipe. Mini eggs are gluten free! So you can still fill this giant skillet cookie with all the mini eggs your heart desires!

My best recommendation for gluten-free flour is Doves gluten free flour.

How do you know when a giant mini egg cookie is done?

You know your giant mini egg cookie is done when the top is a gorgeous golden brown.

Cookies continue to cook once you take them out of the oven for a few minutes so you always want to take them out just before they are perfectly cooked. Your sharing mini egg cookie is done when golden brown and has a crisp shell but is still soft in the centre.

Depending on how you love your cookies you can leave this mini egg cookie dough in the oven for more or less time. At 25 minutes it’s a great balance of chewy cookie on the outside and more molten in the middle. If you like all the cookie more set then leave the cookie in a little longer. Try 2 extra minutes at a time.

Other Easter Recipes you might like

Easter Egg Cheesecake
Leftover Easter Egg Traybake
Mini Egg Cookies

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Recipe

Giant Mini Egg Cookie

Sisley White
A giant Mini Egg Cookie has to be the go-to dessert this Easter. This Easter skillet cookie is made in an oven-safe frying pan and produces a delicious Easter chocolate cookie that everyone will love. Will you eat the cookie straight from the pan or dish it up first? You can make the giant mini egg cookie dough in advance and cook when ready so you can enjoy the chunky mini egg cookies straight from the oven. This would also make a great giant birthday cookie for an Easter birthday.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Bakes, Biscuits, cookies, Dessert, Party Food, Pudding, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, English, International
Servings 8 portions
Calories 568 kcal

Equipment

  • 18cm Skillet (or medium oven-safe frying pan)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients
 
 

  • 175 g butter
  • 150 g light brown soft sugar
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • small pinch salt
  • 300 g Mini Eggs (or any chocolate Easter eggs you like)
  • ice cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 160ºC fan/ 175ºC / 320ºF.
  • Grease a 26cm skillet, frying pan or shallow casserole pan with butter.
  • Cream together the 175g butter and 150g light brown soft sugar with 50g caster sugar.
  • Mix in 1 large egg and a half teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Sieve the 250g plain flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder with the pinch of salt into a bowl to mix together.
  • Stir in the flour to the dough.
  • Break up 200g of the mini eggs by hitting a bag with a rolling pin or with a chopping board. (Cutting them can be difficult so bashing them is a bit safer)
  • Add the broken up Mini Eggs into the cookie dough and mix in.
  • Add the cookie dough into the skillet and flatten it out with your hand. Stud the top with the leftover Mini Eggs. (Save a few for decorating when the giant easter cookie is out of the oven.)
  • Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes until golden brown. The cookie should be crisp at the edges and soft and gooey in the middle. If you want it all to be gooey bake for a few minutes less.
  • As soon as the skillet cookie is out of the oven scatter the remaining mini eggs on top.
  • Add a few scoops of ice cream, scatter more mini eggs to the top and dig in! Sprinkles are always a good idea too.

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Notes

  • If you don’t have soft brown soft sugar you can use the same amount of caster to bring it to the same amount.
  • Make sure you use a frying pan which is oven proof (some handles are not oven safe).
  • You can use a larger skillet, frying pan or shallow casserole. The mix makes a chunky skillet cookie but can be thinned out slightly for a bigger skillet. Reduce the cooking time to about 20-25 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 568kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 7gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 237mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 1gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 676IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 135mgIron: 2mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword cadbury mini eggs, cookie, cookies, Easter, Easter baking, easter cookies, giant cookie, giant mini egg cookie, mini eggs, skillet cookie
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16 Comments

  • Natalie

    April 19, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    5 stars
    This is the perfect recipe to make right after the Easter holidays. I have tons of mini eggs. I’ll bake this giant cookie today. My kids will love it.

    1. Sew White

      April 20, 2022 at 11:41 am

      I hope you all enjoy it.

  • Mahy

    April 19, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    5 stars
    Ah, this cookie is so cute… It can literally make my day this weekend. Can’t wait for Saturday now!

    1. Sew White

      April 20, 2022 at 11:42 am

      Thank you

  • Vidya Narayan

    April 19, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    5 stars
    Looks absolutely delicious. I cannot wait to bake this for my friends over the weekend and serve it with some ice cream!

    1. Sew White

      April 20, 2022 at 11:43 am

      I hope you all enjoy it.

  • Beth

    April 19, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    5 stars
    I’m getting hungry just looking at this! The best thing about this recipe is the cookie itself. I can put pretty much anything I want to in it!

    1. Sew White

      April 20, 2022 at 11:43 am

      Thank you Beth, that is so kind

  • Katherine

    April 19, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    5 stars
    Skillet cookies are the best, and I love that this one has mini eggs!

    1. Sew White

      April 20, 2022 at 11:49 am

      Mini Eggs are the best!

  • Lesley

    April 21, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    5 stars
    I’m showing this recipe to the kids, as this is exactly the type of recipe to use up all that Easter weekend chocolate.

    1. Sew White

      April 26, 2022 at 7:17 pm

      I hope they enjoyed it

  • Janice

    April 22, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    5 stars
    So very yummy! And the perfect way to use up leftover mini eggs!

    1. Sew White

      April 26, 2022 at 7:18 pm

      I agree. We had so many mini eggs leftover this year we’ll be making these for months.

  • Cat

    April 23, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness. Pass me a spoon and I’ll make quick work of that delicious bad boy.

    1. Sew White

      April 26, 2022 at 7:19 pm

      *passes the spoon

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