Easter Basket Cookies

Easter Basket Cookies

    I can’t believe that Easter is right around the corner! It seems like we were just getting ready for Christmas a little while ago. Even though my boys are older, I still enjoy preparing baskets for them to enjoy on Easter morning. This year, I will probably be adding some gift cards and some wrapped Easter Basket cookies. These treats were so easy to make and they look adorable. I hope you make them for your family and enjoy them this Easter as well!

Easter Basket Cookies

Easter Basket Cookies


1 box of cake mix, any brand

1/2 C. vegetable oil

2 tbsp. flour

2 eggs

1 C. coconut flakes

Green food coloring

non-stick cooking spray

Sour Punch Green Apple, Strawberry and Blueberry Candy Straws (I found mine at my local gas station in the candy section)

White frosting


Cadbury mini malted eggs

Round frosting tip

Disposable piping bag

Kitchen scissors

Easter Basket Cookies


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 12 count muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine the white cake mix, flour, vegetable oil and eggs, mixing well.
  • Take a 2″ scoop of cookie dough and place in each muffin well, gently pressing down to fit the muffin well.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  • Place the coconut flake in a small dish and add a few drops of green food coloring. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • Take a toothpick and gently carve 2 holes on top of each cookie (please see photo). You want it large enough for the Sour Punch Straw to fit.

Easter Basket Cookies

Easter Basket Cookies

Easter Basket Cookies

Once the holes are carved use the kitchen scissors to shorten the Sour Punch Straws to your desired length (about 4-5″) and insert into the cookie.

Attach the round frosting tip to the disposable piping bag and fill with frosting.
Generously frost the top of the cookie.
Easter Basket Cookies

Easter Basket Cookies

Add green coconut flakes.

Top with Cadbury Mini Malted Eggs.

Repeat with all the cookie cups.

*Makes approximately 16 cookie cups

Let’s Discuss: How do you prepare treats and Easter Baskets for the older kids in your family?

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  1. These Easter Basket Cookies are so cute and look great. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. My goodness, these are adorable! I’d love to try to make them for school sometime although I am not a very talented baker.

  3. These are so adorable! I think they’re going to be a hit during Easter especially with the kids. I love how it looks and it’s definitely something that I’d love to try and make.

  4. These are so cute. While my kids have multiple food allergies, I think can easily substitute the baking mix and candies. It looks easy to make too. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  5. These are totally cute! I am gonna have to do this, but use green frosting with a tip that will mimic grass since my daughter is allergic to coconut.

  6. Love these baskets! What a great way to say happy Easter!

  7. Neely Moldovan says

    Oh, wow these are stunning! Almost too pretty to eat. what a creative idea!

  8. Sooooo cute. And super festive. I know my kids would love it if I made these for Easter.

  9. These are so cute and they look like fun to put together. I LOVE the green coconut “grass” (and of course, the little candy eggs!).

  10. These are so adorable, I can’t believe Easter is right around the corner. This year is going faster than I imagined.

  11. Aww these look adorable! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Those are very adorable. They don’t even sound all that difficult to make. Maybe I’ll be able to convince my family I’m actually creative with these.

  13. At first I was like “I don’t see any cookies in that photo”. Then reading on I realized they were the baskets. So Very Cool.

  14. These are the cutest cookies! I need to make these with my daughter. She’ll get a kick out of them.

  15. I have to say this is the cutest cookie idea for Easter! Those cookies look so pretty that they are almost too pretty to eat! Beautiful photos too.

  16. These are so cute and I feel like my little cousin would adore these, she is always asking me to make her fun food. This is considered fun food. I like that she can be a part of making these Easter cups! Thanks

  17. So stinking adorable and creative!!

  18. Oh my goodness how cute are these, I would absolutely love to give this a whirl for Easter, such a nice dessert idea.

  19. What a creative way to get the kids excited about Easter. I love the idea of creating mini baskets out of cookies. Delicious!

  20. These are super neat! I showed this to my daughter and she loved the idea of it, thanks for sharing.

  21. How creative is this!! Easter is one of my favorite holidays because of all the yummy treats. Valentine’s Day is a close second with all of the chocolate lol I’m sharing you post with my friends! I know they’ll enjoy it just as much

  22. These are so cute. I just love how they look like baskets.

  23. I love this idea for Easter. Making them would be a fun family activity for sure! 🙂

  24. This is so creative. I would love to make these for kids!

  25. That’s super creative! I’ll surely prepare these cookies for my family. I’m sure they’ll love it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  26. Jessica Taylor says

    That is such a cute idea! I could totally make these for my daughter’s Pre-K class!

  27. These cookies turned out so cute! I need to make these.

  28. CourtneyLynne says

    Omg cutest cookies ever!!!! Perfect for Easter. So need to make some with my daughter.

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