It’s Foodie Tuesday!
The delightfully pastel Cadbury Mini Eggs are one of my favourite Easter time treats. I was trying to figure out how I could enjoy them even more and then I thought, cookies! Dark Chocolate Mini Egg cookies to be specific.
I started with one of my favourite chocolate cookie recipes and tweaked it slightly to make a cookie that is ultra-chocolatey and packed with candy eggs, perfect for a holiday get together or an egg dyeing party. They are also a cinch to make so even younger bakers can help out. The only challenge will be trying not to eat all the candy before it can make its way into the cookies.
Dark Chocolate Mini Egg Cookies
makes aprox. 36 cookies
¾ cups of all purpose flour
¾ cups of high quality cocoa
½ teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of salt
¾ cups (1 ½ sticks) of unsalted butter
½ cup of packed brown sugar
½ cup of white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 medium sized package of mini eggs (crushed into large pieces)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
1. Put one medium sized package of mini eggs in a ziploc bag and give them a few whacks with a rolling pin or mallet. You don’t want your eggs to be pulverised, just roughly broken into largish pieces.
2. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl.
3. Beat butter and sugar until creamed and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until well combined.
4. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in most of the mini eggs, saving a handful for decorating the tops of your cookies.
5. I recommend putting your cookie batter in the fridge for thirty minutes to an hour to make sure they don’t spread too much, but if you’re in a rush feel free to skip this step.
6. Drop dough by tablespoon on a parchment lined cookie sheet and place a few extra egg pices on top for some colour. Place sheet of cookies on middle rack and bake for ten-twelve minutes. Watch your time carefully so the bottoms don’t burn.
7. Cool cookies on a rack.
I hope you enjoy the recipe! The three batches I made were nibbled up before I had a chance to say Easter Bunny.
Do you have a favourite cookie recipe? I’d love to hear what it is. I’m on the search for a perfect oatmeal chocolate chip recipe, so if you have one you’d like to share please let me know.