Mini Egg Cookie Traybake

March 30, 2020Sew White

My Mini Egg Cookie Traybake takes my cookie tray bake recipe and gives it a super Easter twist. It’s pretty much a chunky cookie dotted with mini eggs.

After making a batch of blueberry cookie tray bake last week, to use up some blueberries, I wondered if I could make them with mini eggs. The answer is yes I blooming can and it was divine. This is a next level bake! I’m bragging because I can’t believe just how really good it is.

They are super easy to make. All you need is a bowl, a wood spoon and some elbow grease to get mixing. The texture of the tray bake is like a big cookie. Chunky cookie with a gooey centre. If you don’t like soft centre, bake it for a minute or two more.

Chunky and squidgy Mini Egg Cookie cooked as a Traybake studded with mini eggs on top

Mini Egg Cookie combined with a traybake to make a truly epic bake

At the supermarkets at the moment there are so many packets of mini eggs available so I’ve been buying loads. I think I am becoming a tad addicted to mini eggs by this point of being home. For the cookie chop up most of the mini eggs and stir in. Using mini eggs is like using the most mega and epic chocolate chips. They give a great amount of chocolate to in the finished bake.

Easy Easter Traybake pieces on a blue gingham spring and Easter napkin.
chunky Easter cookie with mini eggs perfect for making at home with pantry ingredients

Mini Egg Cookie

I love mini eggs, I’m sure you’ve noticed by how many recipes I have with them. Usually I turned them into a big mini egg cookie that I don’t have to share. Naughty but technically I’m only eating one, even if it is a one that I snack on all day.

Easter traybake recipe

I love a traybake as they are so easy to make and brilliantly easy to slice up and share. The Easter traybake is the best combo of cookie and cake studded with the delicious mini eggs. The soft centre is like a gooey cookie but the top is more like cake. They travel well and are brilliant for Easter cake sales and parties. This will definitely be a family favourite once you try it.

What can I use instead of mini eggs?

If it isn’t Easter of you don’t want to use mini eggs you can use so many other things instead. If you would like to use white chocolate chips instead then try. Want to add some nuts or berries then lets do it! If you can imagine it in a cookie or cake it might work. It will least be a baking adventure where you can enjoy everything you make.

Mini Egg Cookie Traybake slice with soft middle and chopped up mini eggs inside.

Really quick traybake

I love the incredible texture of this cookie traybake no matter what is mixed in. Cooking it for about 20 minutes gives the outside a delicious crisp outer layer and a soft slightly gooey middle. I’m sure you will be addicted to them too. I’ve already made a few new batches. These have now been popped into the freezer for later for tasty times with the family.

Freezer cookie traybake

What is so wonderful about this recipe is once cooked and cooled you can wrap it tightly in a cling film and pop it in the freezer until later. When you are ready to eat it, bring it out and allow it to defrost while still wrapped up. This will keep the moisture on the outside of cling film and stop the cookie going soggy. After freezing and defrosting they definitely enjoy a little microwave burst to warm up and taste delicious.

mini egg baking ideas for Easter
Easter tray bake ideas

I love mixing in the mini eggs to the mixture. It gets me really excited about eating the finished cookie traybake. I love traybakes and if you enjoy my recipes I will happily make more. Let me know what sort of flavours you want and I will get baking.

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5 from 16 votes

Mini Egg Cookie Traybake

My Mini Egg Cookie Traybake takes my cookie tray bake recipe and gives it a super Easter twist. It's pretty much a chunky cookie dotted with mini eggs.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: cookies, Sweet Treats
Cuisine: British, English
Keyword: Mini Egg Cookie Traybake
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Sisley White

Equipment

  • 9 x 9 inch square cake tin

Ingredients

  • 140 g unsalted butter or stork
  • 60 g caster sugar
  • 140 g light brown soft sugar (if you don't have you can use all caster sugar)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • half a teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 300 g plain flour
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb of soda
  • 200 g mini eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk (if the mix is really thick add a little extra)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/160ºfan. Grease and line a 9inch x 9inch cake tin.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Use a fork to break up the sugar if it's lumpy before adding to the butter.
  • Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Sieve in the flour, salt and bicarb and stir together.
  • Add the milk and stir together.
  • Leave a handful of mini eggs for the topping. Chop up the rest of the mini eggs and stir in too.
  • Spoon the cookie dough into the pan and level out.
  • Place in the oven and after 5 minutes remove and add the remaining eggs to the top (this keeps some on the top). Bake until golden brown. If you like your cookies slightly gooey take them out at 15 minutes. 18-20 minutes if you want them to be set more.

Notes

Best enjoyed warm.
They make great puddings so reheat them in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds and serve with ice cream.
Brilliant for lunch boxes and taking on picnics. They travel really well when wrapped up.
They also freeze and defrost really well if you want to save some for later.

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24 Comments

  • Sam

    April 1, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    There’s also so many options with the similar eggs out there. Milky bar eggs and orange smarties mini eggs for example5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 1, 2020 at 7:51 pm

      Oh no! No I’m going to have make all the different types of eggs in to this traybake now. I want them all.

  • Gordon Baumgardt

    April 1, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Great recipe. Easy to follow. So impressed.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 1, 2020 at 7:52 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for leaving a comment <3

  • samuel

    April 1, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    This is absolutely PERFECT for Easter weekend, so easy to make when under Quarantine and they are absolutely delicious little cookiee cakes5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 1, 2020 at 8:10 pm

      That is the sweetest thing! I’m so glad you liked them.

  • Anita

    April 1, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    This is going to be a nice project to do with my kids. The tiny eggs are just adorable. 🙂5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 1, 2020 at 8:20 pm

      I hope they enjoy it!

  • Ashley

    April 1, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Oh yum!!! The perfect Easter sweet treat!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 1, 2020 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you, that is so kind!

  • stephanie

    April 1, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    These look delicious! Thank you for sharing!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 2, 2020 at 11:51 am

      Thank you so much.

  • Kacey Perez

    April 1, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    These look so delicious and I love how cute they are for Easter. My daughters will absolutely love this recipe!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 2, 2020 at 11:50 am

      I really hope they do!

  • Priya Lakshminarayan

    April 1, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    These look so good..making them right now5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 2, 2020 at 11:50 am

      Oh exciting! Let me now you find making them.

  • Lori

    April 1, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Mini eggs are way too addictive anyway but this way makes them even more addictive. I’ve been dreaming about them since making the first batch.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 2, 2020 at 5:15 pm

      I think we need to embrace the mini egg addiction.

  • Will

    April 2, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    These are absolutely delicious. Loved making it and will be making so much more in the run up to Easter.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 2, 2020 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you for leaving a comment. I really appreciate it.

  • Jane

    April 2, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    100% recommend. the kids loved it.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 2, 2020 at 5:17 pm

      Yay so lovely to hear

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