Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

We have a confession…..we can go through bags of mini Cadbury eggs like they are going out of style!!  They have a creamy chocolate center with the delicious candy coating.

We paired them up with a buttery thumbprint cookie and a dollop of chocolate frosting.  You are going to love these cookies for your Easter celebration!

Related recipe: Want more Cadbury Egg recipes? Try our No-Bake Chocolate Bird Nest Cookies!


Serves: 24

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

A buttery thumbprint cookie topped with chocolate frosting and a Cadbury mini egg.

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup butter (softened to room temp)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • Frosting:
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons hot water
  • 24 mini Cadbury eggs


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Add in egg and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add in flour, baking powder and salt until blended. Do not over mix.
  5. Roll dough into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 - 11 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and quickly press thumb into the top of each cookie.
  8. Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely.
  9. Frosting:
  10. Melt butter in small mixing bowl in microwave.
  11. Then add in cocoa, powdered sugar, vanilla and hot water.
  12. Mix until smooth and creamy. (If frosting is too runny add more powdered sugar, if it's too thick add a little more hot water.)
  13. Spoon the chocolate frosting into each thumbprint and top with a mini Cadbury egg.



2408 cal


76 g


411 g


32 g
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Looking for another fun Easter recipe? Try these Easy Easter Sugar Cookies!

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