I’ve been known to have a sweet tooth. I have a love of cookies. I have a love of Cadbury Mini Eggs. What if… what if we combined the two? Mini Egg cookies.
I basically took my tried, tested and true chocolate chip cookie recipe and substituted the Mini Eggs. This basic recipe is one that pretty much led to the last ten pounds during my pregnancy. To be fair, I was home for the last month of my pregnancy, and that gets old fast. It led to near daily baking sessions… and near daily eating sessions.
These cookies are addictive, I won’t lie, so this time I chose a modicum of self-preservation and gifted most of them to our new neighbours, much to David’s displeasure.
Makes 2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup of butter **
1 cup of packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/4 tsp salt **
3/4 cup of Cadbury’s Mini Eggs
** Note, if you use salted butter, nix the extra salt. If you use unsalted butter, add the salt. Got it?
Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F.
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add in vanilla extract and egg until smooth.
Add the flour half a cup at a time. Add baking soda.
Crush the Mini Eggs however you prefer. You could throw them in a ziplock bag and have at’er, or in my case I simply crushed a handful at a time under a rolling pin. You just want to make sure you’re not ending up with whole mini eggs. Beyond that, it’s whatever size of chunks you prefer.
Mix in the crushed Mini Eggs. You’ll have a fairly thick mixture.
If you want a fairly uniform shape, I’ve come to love my cookie dough scoop. Line your baking trays with parchment paper. I suppose you could also use non-stick spray straight on the tray, but I find parchment paper to be much more effective.
Bake for 12-16 minutes. I use a big range here, because I’m not sure my new oven is as effective as our previous one. I might be wrong, but basically set your timer for 12 minutes, then keep checking on them, adding two minutes each time if they’re not baked enough.
When they’re done, they’ll look soft, but cooked. Let them sit for at least two minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
We don’t really do an Easter meal. Easter celebrations for our family typically consist of the chocolate egg in the morning, but I have a feeling this recipe is going to become a Smith-family tradition!
I dare you to have just one cookie!
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