From Thursday, 7 Apr 2022

Easter Egg Cookies

by Rob Baker

30 mins
Suitable for beginners
  • Ingredients

    • 110g salted butter
    • 150g golden caster sugar
    • 25g soft dark brown sugar
    • 1tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 large eggs
    • 190g plain flour
    • ½tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 160g mini eggs
  • 1. Begin by creaming together the butter, golden caster sugar and soft dark brown sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer.

    2. Next, add the vanilla extract and egg, mixing until combined.

    3. Finally, sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into the wet ingredients and mix until combined.

    4. Set your cookie dough mix aside and use a rolling pin to bash your mini eggs in the bag to break some of them up.

    5. Add the mini eggs to the cookie dough and stir through until evenly distributed.

    6. Line 2 large baking sheets with greaseproof paper.

    7. Divide your cookie dough into twelve equal balls, adding six balls to each baking sheet, allowing plenty of room for the cookies to spread.

    8. Place the portions of cookie dough into the fridge to chill for around 30 minutes.

    9. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas Mark 6.

    10. Bake your cookies in the oven for around 12-15 minutes until they are just beginning to turn golden brown around the edges. Note that your cookies will still feel soft when removed from the oven, but they will continue to cook on the tray for a few minutes after you remove them and will crisp up as they cool.

    11. After around ten minutes, transfer the cookies onto cooling racks to cool completely.

    Just like our Bakery-style Chocolate Chip Cookies, this delicious cookie dough is perfect to make in advance and keep in the freezer until a cookie craving strikes! Simply follow the recipe up to step eight and then, once the cookie dough portions are nice and chilled, transfer them into a freezer bag and place in the freezer for up to three months. When you are ready to use them, simply place the frozen cookie dough portions onto a greaseproof paper-lined baking sheet and bake for around 15-17 minutes at 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas Mark 6. Perfect cookies whenever you want them!

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