Easter Cookies

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Easter Cookies


If your household is anything like mine, the kids will get more chocolate than they can possibly eat at Easter.

If you are anything like me, you will need the chocolate removing from the house, before you end up eating it all yourself when the kids have gone to bed.

So why not get them cooking and bake some yummy cookies. You can use any chocolate you want, crush up some Easter egg shells, crunchies, mini eggs - just get experimenting. Middle man helped me make these, using some left over chocolate from baking cakes for big man's school cake sale.

Ingredients

125g butter
100g light brown soft sugar
125g caster sugar
1 egg
1tsp vanilla extract
225g self raising flour
pinch of salt (leave this out if you have used salted butter)
Around 200g of chocolate of your choosing, we used some mini eggs and crushed bar of choclate.

If you are making flowers - some creme egg minis cut in half.
Oven set at 180°C


Cream the butter and sugar together, then add the sugar, egg, vanilla extract and salt.


Sieve the flour and mix


Crush the chocolate. We put ours in a freezer bag and middle man attacked it with a rolling pin



Mix the chocolate into your cookie dough


Make into cookies - we had some flower and rabbit cookie cutters but you can just make round balls and squash them.


We used chocolate beans to make the rabbits eyes and tail and half a mini Cadburys creme egg to make the centers of the flower cookies. Bake for around 10-12 mins.


Take out of the oven, let them cool and then eat!


The boys gobbled these up before I had chance to take a photo of them eating them! The only thing better than eating them was middle man saying "I like helping Mummy"





4 comments:

Lesley-Anne Swann said...

These look yummy xxx

Swallow Barn said...

they look delicious - happy blog-birthday by the way. I missed mine - 2 years on 13 March, can't believe it!

Nikki x

Swallow Barn said...

oh and will vote for you!

Suzanne said...

Ooh they look delicious! Will definitely be trying this recipe out....not sure there will BE any leftover chocolate though ;)