Mini eggs are my number one chocolate of choice. With Easter next weekend, although I won’t be leaving the house this year I’m definitely using it as an excuse to bake. In my 6 years of blogging this is my first ever recipe post, and I think I’m starting with a good’un. So, if you’re in for a spot of baking this Easter weekend (or you’ve been eating mini eggs since January like I have), I hope you love these just as much as me and my family have.
My recipe is based on this cookie recipe, that I made last weekend. Although I’ve altered quite a few ingredients and measurements for these.
Put the mini eggs in half way through or at the end
When I first tried this recipe I made the mistake of mixing in the mini eggs straight away. They taste exactly the same, but the eggs lose their colouring and they could just be chocolate cookies for all you would know. Half way through baking, remove the cookies from the oven, pop your mini eggs into partially cooked, gooey cookies (whole and halved) and they will keep their colour and shape perfectly. Alternatively you can put them in at the end and that works just as good.
Leave them to cool for atleast 20 minutes
Yes it’s tempting to take your cookies out and tuck in straight away, but letting them cool is what hardens them up and creates that perfect soft centre without it falling apart. I leave mine on the baking tray for 20-30 minutes and then they’re good to go.
Only put three on a baking tray at one time
Best believe these cookies will expand. Yes it increases your baking time, but it’s well worth it to have perfectly circular cookies at the end of it.
(this is to make 12 cookies, it can easily be halved to make 6)
225g unsalted butter, 250g golden caster sugar (or just caster sugar), 2 medium eggs, 350g self-raising flour, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 100g milk chocolate (chopped), mini eggs (crushed into two)
There you have it, mini egg cookies definitely worth making this Easter (or every weekend while mini eggs are available). Let me know if you end up baking them and please share a photo with me on Instagram!
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