Spring is in the air and some of the flowers have started to open in our garden so it’s time to think about baking for Easter and Spring. These simple to make Easter Treats for kids are ideal to bake with them at the weekend and taste delicious. So dig out your favourite thumbprint cookie recipe and create these East Nest Cookies with Cadbury Mini Eggs with the kids.

Easy Easter Nest Cookies to Cook with Kids. With cream cheese frosting and cadbury mini eggs

Simple Easter Egg Nest Cookies to Cook with Kids

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Delicious and simple to make Easter Cookies with Cadbury Mini Eggs

Simple Easter Nest Cookies to Bake with Kids

Fun and easy recipe for Easter Thumbprint Cookies to turn into delicious nests with a cream cheese frosting and Cadbury's Mini Eggs ideal to cook with Kids.
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American, Easter
Keyword: Cadbury Mini Eggs, Easter Baking with Kids, Easter Cookies, Easter Nests, Easter Recipes
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Cerys Parker


Thumbprint Cookies

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 226 g cream cheese
  • 57 g unsalted butter
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • food colouring in spring colours
  • 1 pack Cadbury Mini Eggs or similar


  • Preheat the oven to 200C.
  • Mix the flour and the salt together.
  • Rub in the butter till you have a bread crumb consistency.
  • Add the sugar and stir together.
  • Beat the egg in a jug until combined and mix into the flour and sugar till you have a stiff dough.
  • Split the mix into 12 walnut sized balls.
  • Place the balls on a cookie sheet or baking tray and press your thumb into the centre of each.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Leave to cool completely before decorating the nests.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Cream the cream cheese and butter in a stand mixer.
  • Then add in the vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Slowly add in the icing sugar a spoon at a time until it is fully combined.
  • Separate icing into 3 different containers.
  • Add your chosen food colourings with a toothpick so colours do not get too dark.
  • Mix well.
  • Once your cookies are cooled and the icing is coloured, fill cookies with cream cheese icing & add Cadbury Chocolate Eggs to finnish.
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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