Desserts

Cadbury Oatmeal Easter Cookies

These Cadbury oatmeal Easter cookies are a fun and festive addition to your Easter celebration. They are chewy, chocolatey, and made with my secret addition for a pillowy soft cookie. They are easy to make and ready in under an hour! A crowd-pleaser for all ages!

Aside from the reason for Easter, Easter wouldn’t be the same without all the candy, chocolate, and cakes! What’s your fave? Typically, I’m a cookie gal across all holidays, but it’s about the carrot cake at Easter! Last year, I made these mini carrot bundt cakes—a super fun way to serve individual desserts.

However, this year, I’m switching things up. I just couldn’t resist all the chocolate and candy bags at the supermarket. The Cadbury eggs were calling me. I wasn’t sure what I would make, but it had to be simple and kiddo fun, too.

And that’s what these Cadbury oatmeal Easter cookies are! They’re simple and quick and let the kids in on the action, especially wacking the Cadbury eggs into pieces! They’re great to bring to work or share with neighbors.

Or make them in addition to that show-stopping cake you’re making. What’s that you say? You don’t have one?

Huh, well…not to worry! It just so happens I just made this incredible Lemon & Coconut Cream Bundt Cake. Because I can’t have just one dessert😬

Ingredients Notes And Substitutions

All-purpose flour ~ feel free to use a 1:1 gluten-free flour if you prefer

Butter ~ I use unsalted. If you use salted, omit the salt in the recipe used for the frosting as well.

Sugar ~ both brown and white sugar. I like to use both in this recipe to boost flavor and texture.

Quick-cooking oats ~ Quick oats are pre-cooked, and I like to use them in certain desserts that don’t require a long baking time. Regular old-fashioned oats are wonderful to use; however, their texture may be chewier.

Instant vanilla pudding mix ~ my secret ingredient! I love the texture and flavor it gives the cookies. They stay soft and chewy for days.

Eggs ~ bind everything together and add moisture.

Make Ahead And Storing

Make-ahead cookie dough is my favorite time-saver! You can ensure that you have a delicious supply of ready on the fly! Here are a few options.

  • Refrigeration: If you plan to bake the cookies within a day or two, you can store the cookie dough in the refrigerator. Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap, pressing down to remove any air pockets.
  • Freezing: Shape the dough into individual cookie balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the cookie balls until firm, then transfer them to a freezer bag or airtight container. Frozen cookie dough can be stored for up to 3 months.
  • Bake and freeze: Make the cookies, bake them, and cool completely. Transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thawing: If refrigerated or frozen, thaw them at room temperature. You can warm them briefly in a microwave or oven for a freshly baked taste.

How To Make Cadbury Oatmeal Easter Cookies

For complete recipe instructions and ingredients, scroll below for a printable version.

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  2. In a separate large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then mix in the vanilla until fully incorporated.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Fold in the oats, Cadbury chocolate candies, and chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
  4. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. For an extra touch, gently press Cadbury Mini Eggs into the tops of the cookie dough.
  5. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, you can optionally decorate the cookies with Easter-themed sprinkles for a festive touch. Serve and enjoy 
stack of Cadbury oatmeal Easter cookies

Other Easter And Spring Recipes You May Enjoy!

Mini Carrot Cake Bundt Cakes ~ cute, festive little cakes you can decorate with the kiddos!

Lemon & Coconut Cream Bundt cake ~ a decadent cake worthy of many occasions!

Honey Roasted Rainbow Carrots ~ easy and beautiful presentation

Spring Pea Salad ~ Crunchy, bright and healthy

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Cadbury Oatmeal Easter Cookies


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  • Author: Teri Wallingford
  • Total Time: 50 minutes (including chill time)
  • Yield: 24 to 36, depending on size 1x

Description

These Cadbury oatmeal Easter cookies are a fun and festive addition to your Easter celebration. They are chewy, chocolatey, and made with my secret addition for a pillowy soft cookie. They are easy to make and ready in under an hour! A crowd-pleaser for all ages!


Ingredients

Units Scale

For the Cadbury Oatmeal Easter Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 small package (3.5 ounces) of Instant vanilla pudding mix. Make sure it is the instant pudding
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups Cadbury milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Instructions

For the Cadbury oatmeal Easter cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then mix in the vanilla until fully incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, instant vanilla pudding mix, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Fold in the oats, Cadbury chocolate candies, and chocolate chips until evenly mixed. Chill the dough for 30 minutes
  5. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. For an extra touch, gently press Cadbury Eggs into the tops of the cookie dough.
  6. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.    ENJOY!
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10- 12 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

3 Comments

  1. Paula Beckley

    Just made this and they were delicious! Every time we walked by the plate we grabbed a cookie! Outstanding 👍






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