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Cadbury Egg Easter Thumbprint Cookies

A sweet and colorful treat for your Easter dessert table! Check out these Cadbury Mini Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, dessert, easter
Servings: 12


  • 2 1/4 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs (1 per cookie for topping)

Chocolate Ganache Filling

  • 1 C chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the following ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk to blend.
  • Beat the butter and sugar with a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy.
    butter and sugar
  • Add the egg yolks and vanilla to the butter and guar and continue to mix until well blended.
  • Add half of the flour mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Add the rest of the flour mixture and beat just until the dough forms into moist clumps.
  • Use your hands to form the dough into a large ball.
  • Pinch off the dough and form 1 inch balls.
  • Use your thumb to press a depression into the center of each dough ball. (You could also use the back of a floured 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon instead of your thumb.)
    making thumbprint cookies
  • Place the dough balls onto a lightly greased baking sheet about 1 - 1.5 inches apart.
    thumbprint cookies
  • Bake until golden brown, approximately 20 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer them to a wire cooking rack. Allow the cookies to cool completely.

Chocolate Ganache Filling

  • In a small saucepan, heat up the heavy whipping cream until it starts to steam.
  • While the cream is heating on the stove, place the chocolate chips in a heat-resistant bowl.
  • Once the cream has heated, pour it over the chocolate chips.
  • Allow them to sit for 1 minute and then whisk the two ingredients together until smooth.
  • Pour ganache into a squeeze bottle.
  • Fill each cookie indentation with ganache.
    filled thumbprint cookie
  • Top each cookie with a Cadbury Mini Egg.
    Easter thumbprint cookies 3
  • Enjoy!