Easter Cookie Baskets

The hunt is over for the perfect Easter treat! Chocolate chip cookie cups are decorated with coconut, icing and Easter candy to look like festive baskets. A great hands-on activity for kids and adults alike.
20 min
18 min


  • 1/2 cup (125 mililiter) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (175 mililiter) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mililiter) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon (10 mililiter) Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mililiter) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mililiter) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mililiter) baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon (3 mililiter) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mililiter) mini chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoon (45 mililiter) water
  • Shredded coconut
  • Food Colour Preparation 4-Vials
  • Cake Mate Icings
  • Chocolate Easter treats and jelly beans


  • 1 Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray upside down muffin tray with olive oil or non-stick spray.
  • 2 In separate mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. If dough is not coming together smoothly, add water, 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until dough can be rolled into a ball.
  • 3 Roll out batter between two sheets of parchment paper to ¼-inch (0.5 cm) thick. Using a 3 1/2-inch (8 cm) round cookie cutter or mug, cut out circles and gently place over cups of upside-down muffin tin. Roll dough back into a ball, then flat between parchment paper, cutting out circles until dough is used up. Bake 15-18 minutes, or until cookies are slightly golden and almost firm to the touch.
  • 4 Remove cookies from oven and let cool completely before removing from muffin tin. Cookies should be hard.
  • 5 For the decorations, separate coconut into small sealable containers and add 4-6 drops of food colouring depending on desired colour. Put lid on container and shake to spread the food colouring. Place coloured coconut in the bottom of baskets. Let your kids decorate their cookie baskets with Cake Mate Icing and treats to fill the baskets!


(per Serving)

Nutrition information coming soon.