Egg-Ceptional Easter Cookies

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 24 cookies


These egg-shaped chocolate chip cookies can be festively decorated with colored frosting for a sweet Easter treat.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 container or more prepared vanilla frosting
  • 2 or more food coloring choices


PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsels. Press enough dough into greased and floured tablespoon to make slightly rounded. Invert onto ungreased baking sheets. Continue with remaining dough.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or just until golden around edges. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

food coloring into small amounts of frosting until desired color. For deep colored frosting, use paste colors available in cake decorating shops.

pastry bag fitted with small, plain or fluted tip, heavy-duty plastic bag with tiny corner snipped off or plastic squeeze bottle with small tip.

tops with white or colored frosting. Decorate as desired with remaining morsels, piped frosting and colored sugars.


by R. Rebekah , on Mar. 2010

Love these!

Looks good enough to eat off the page

by C. Crystal , Benton, MO on Mar. 2010

The recipe looks wonderful and delicious. Not to mention very pretty art detail in the egg shaped cookies. Lots of fun to do and eat with a glass of milk later after an annual egg hunt.

I like this!

by S. Shannon , PORTLAND, OR on Mar. 2010

What a fun idea, going to go make some cookies!


by L. Liz , New Jersey on Mar. 2010

Looking forward to making these for the Easter holiday!

tasty and pretty

by S. Sophia , Mc Clellandtown, PA on Mar. 2010

not only tasty but pretty also

Fun to make!

by N. Nancy , Tucson, AZ on Mar. 2010

My children and I had so much fun decorating these! We will be making them again for an Easter get together to share with family members. Each one can be unique and colorful!


by P. Pamela , Huntsville, Al on Mar. 2010

I can't wait to put these on the Easter buffet. The kids will love them as well as the adults. I think they will help make the desert area look beautiful.

Can't Wait!

by K. Kandy , Stone Mountain, GA on Mar. 2010

I can't wait to make these with my children! We love to make something special for the Easter table!These will be perfect!!


by J. Jessica , Mount Pleasant, TX on Mar. 2010

These cookies are easy to make and taste wonderful!!! My family absolutely loves them!!! I make them every holiday, with many shapes!!! :)


by G. Gina , Pamplin, VA on Mar. 2010

love these!I shaped mine into flowers...tulips and Easter eggs then let the kids decorate them. They turned out sweet!