Warning: Mini Egg Shortbread Cookies Are Dangerous…

…..for your thighs!


Wondering what to do with the leftover Easter Candy?  Wait, do you have leftover Easter Chocolate because we did not.   So I did what any good chocoholic in the Suburbs does; I went to the Bulk Barn and stocked up on mini eggs!  Why?  Simply so I could re-create the best, most dangerous shortbread cookie ever.  I shared this recipe years ago, and today, I will post again because I flat out refuse to be the only Mama putting on the pounds this Easter.  (and I am an enabler) 

Here is my tried and true recipe for the Dangerous Mini Shortbread Cookie

You will need: 

1 cup of flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup of icing sugar
3/4 cup of butter (softened)
200g. bag Mini Eggs or about one to one and half cups (broken into small pieces), you can use a Ziploc bag and a hammer (or an old fashioned ice cream scoop!)



Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.

*Sift together flour, cornstarch, and icing sugar.
*Mix butter with the dry ingredients, until combined and a dough is formed. Don’t panic!  It takes a little bit of elbow grease!
*Stir in Mini Eggs pieces.
*Roll into small balls and place onto lightly greased cookie sheet. (dough will almost keep it’s shape) 
*Slightly flatten balls with your fingers and bake in oven for 15-20 min. (I usually stick with the 17 min or until the bottoms are just golden)
*Let cool on wire rack.



(and please don’t hate me for introducing you to your new addiction, just share with a friend!)



  1. They sound and look delicious!!!

  2. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Oh my they look so good and what a great combination. Good thing we are out of mini eggs or I would be baking this afternoon! But I am definitely going to save the recipe!

  3. Lynda Cook says:

    Oh thank you for sharing, I have a bag of them eggs here and was just thinking what I could do with them other than just eating them, I am going to make your cookies and I have a feeling I’m not going to share..lol

  4. Oh yum! Cookies are my weakness.

  5. Yep saw this floating around FB and Pinterest and walked away, but then last night I had to bake Shortbreads for a Heritage project. No mini eggs were used!

  6. Darlene Schuller says:

    Oh these look yummalicious! My daughter still has some of the eggs left I should see if she’s up for some baking with them! Thank you.

  7. Victoria Ess says:

    These look SO good!! I just picked up a bunch of these eggs on clearance and this is a great way to use them up!

  8. Sarah Gale says:

    Yum!!! I’m out of flour or I’d be making these with the bags of mini eggs we still have:) I’ll have to save this for a later date!

  9. Nat Torius says:

    These look delicious!! Definitely going to give them a try! 🙂

  10. Adrienne Haggith says:

    This sounds amazing, we made pancakes with mini eggs easter morning and they were pretty dangerous too!

  11. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    Yummy, but agree dangerous!

  12. Treen Goodwin says:

    OMG … These could be very be dangerous is right lol , thanks for sharing

  13. Looks like a yummy treat for the summer!

  14. wow – these do look dangerous!!! and I love this recipe! I doubt there are still mini eggs hanging around, but I’m going to take a look and find a decent substitute if I have to, these are a must!

  15. Melinda Jana says:

    these look dangerously yummy and tempting 😉 hehehe. I think I know what I’m gonna try to make

  16. kathy downey says:

    Haha,i can certainly see why they’re dangerous.I wouldn’t make these unless the grandkids were here i’d be scared i would eat them all.

  17. Alison Braidwood says:

    Oh dear, and here I am trying to be good. Oh well! I’ve pinned this. Genius combination.

  18. Mini eggs are now a Christmas thing too! It’s a good thing I don’t like shortbread 🙂

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