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Egg-cellent Easter Cookie Recipes

Published: Mar 31, 2023

The best Easter dessert spreads include an array of colorful, themed Easter cookies. And our favorite Easter cookie recipes feature your favorite Hershey Easter Candies! From whimsical bite-size nests to festive Easter bonnets, these cute cookies are sure to impress every bunny this season!

Homemade Easter Cookie Recipes

To make these adorable Easter desserts, you’ll need basic cookie ingredients (flour, sugar, butter) and Hershey Easter Candies. Each cookie recipe incorporates unique ingredients like coconut flakes, pastel sprinkles, oatmeal and chocolate to give them plenty of fun and flavor. Choose which one your bunnies will like best and start baking and decorating!

Classic Easter Cookie Recipes

You’ll begin each of these recipes with a cookie, but by the time you’re finished, they’ll be transformed into adorable treats perfect for a spring egg-stravaganza!

tray of hersheys kisses springtime thumbprint cookies
tray of cadbury egg cookies

CADBURY Egg Cookies

These cute-as-can-be Easter cookies feature classic CADBURY MINI EGGS Milk Chocolate Candies on a bed of coconut Easter grass. The pretty pastel colors of the cookie decorations will have everyone egg-cited to dig in.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Yields: 42 cookies

HERSHEY’S KISSES Springtime Thumbprint Cookies 

A fresh spring take on a blossom cookie, these candy creations are sure to brighten your Easter celebration. Each treat starts with a sugar cookie customized with colorful sprinkles, then a drop of bright icing and a HERSHEY’S KISSES Candy on top. Sweet, simple and oh-so delicious!

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Yields: 36 cookies

Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets

Pack a little peanut butter into your Easter celebration with these sweet Easter bonnet cookies. This recipe starts with a crispy peanut butter cookie adorned with a hidden REESE’S Miniatures Peanut Butter Cup and a peanut butter glaze to create the hat shape. Decorate each cookie with fondant flowers or flower-shaped sprinkles to make it easy!

  • Skill Level: Expert
  • Yields: 42 cookies

Spring-Inspired “Nest” Easter Cookie Recipes

Bird’s nests are a sign of spring. Re-creating nests as sweet Easter treats is the perfect way to add whimsical delight to dessert time!

tray of cadbury birds nest cookies
tray of coconut marshmallow nests

CADBURY Bird’s Nest Cookies

If you’re into ease, this no-bake Easter cookie recipe is just what you need. With melted chocolate, chow mein noodles and a handful of CADBURY MINI EGGS Candies, you can create an unexpectedly awesome treat for Easter.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Yields: 24 treats

Coconut Marshmallow Nests

Easter’s gonna be the “nest” day ever! Combine melted marshmallows with pastel coconut flakes to make a soft bed perfect for cradling your HERSHEY'S Easter Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs. Take your nests up a notch and place them on top of your favorite chocolate or vanilla cupcakes!

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Yields: 12 treats

Cocoa-Coconut Oatmeal Nests

This chocolate Easter cookie recipe is soft and chewy with fantastic flavors and textures. The oatmeal and coconut flakes on top and throughout the cookie make each bite better than the last.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Yields: 48 treats

Macaroon Cookie Nests

These macaroon Easter cookie cups will delight guests with their appearance and flavor. After your cookies are baked, use the end of a wooden spoon to make the “nest” that will hold your candy. For even more fun, tint your coconut flakes green for that Easter grass look.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Yields: 30 cookies

How to Throw an Easter Party

Turn your annual egg hunt into an egg-cellent Easter-themed party. It’s the perfect way to get together with family and friends and celebrate spring. Easter time is filled with easy, fun activities like egg hunts and egg decorating, so planning a party will be a breeze! Did you ever notice balloons are egg-shaped? Grab some markers and make floating eggs as Easter party decorations.

easter buckets filled with candy and easter eggs
easter bunny pinatas craft

Easter Games & Activities

DIY Easter Decorations

  • String Easter Eggs
  • Helium “egg” balloons decorated with markers
  • Wreath made with rainbow plastic prize eggs

Easter Party Favors

Get inspired to host the perfect pastel-hued spring party with even more Easter desserts and ideas.