For many people, the celebration of Easter won’t be complete without giving away Easter eggs. These decorated eggs have become synonymous with Easter in most countries around the world.
It’s very likely that your family celebrates Easter by giving away Easter eggs to your relatives and neighbors. And chances are high that you often find yourself dealing with this question every year: “What do I do with leftover Easter eggs?”
There are many tasty recipes that you can consider if you are determined not to throw away leftover Easter cookies. These include cookie bars and egg tart.
What I’m sharing with you, however, is an easy to bake Easter cookies crushed chocolate. It’s so simple to prepare that even your kids can bake it themselves.
Think of baking these cookies as like hitting two birds with one stone. You can keep your kids amused in the kitchen with this recipe, while using up your leftover Easter eggs.
And I haven’t even mentioned how your family members and friends will love being served with this mouthwatering dessert. This cookie has that chocolate chewiness that anyone will have a hard time saying ‘no’ to.
What you will need
Aside from the aforementioned ingredients, you should also prepare the following things:
You can also use chocolate chunks, chocolate chips, or even crushed Oreo for this recipe. You may also add some chopped dried apricot and glace cherries for added flavor.
Step by step instructions
Step 1. First, preheat your oven first to a temperature of 180 degrees Celsius. Then get the baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and lightly grease it.
Step 2. In a large bowl, put the flour, eggs, brown sugar, and butter. Mix it thoroughly with the help of the whisk.
You can also add milk powder to this recipe. Two tablespoons of milk powder can add chewiness to the cookie, in the same way that milk can make any ice cream milkier and denser.
Step 3. Add 2-3 tablespoons of vanilla powder to the mixture. Beat until the vanilla powder has been well incorporated into the mix. Set aside.
Step 4. Crush the leftover Easter eggs in a chopping board. An easier way to do this is to put the eggs in a large freezer bag. Then using a rolling pin, roll over the freezer bag.
Step 5. Combine the crushed Easter eggs with the mixture in the large bowl you had earlier set aside. Mix until it forms a soft dough.
If you find the dough quite soft to handle, you may have to refrigerate it for around 30 minutes. Refrigerating the cookie dough can enable the ingredient so settle together. It can also evenly distribute moisture and solidify the fat content.
By refrigerating the cookie dough, the cookies won’t be spread too much when you bake them.
Step 6. Put a spoonful or two of the cookie dough into a cookie cup. Then put the cookie cups in the lined baking trays. Bake for around 15 minutes.
Let the baking tray cool by setting it aside for 10 minutes.
Be mindful of the cooking time as you don’t want to over bake the cookies.
Step 7. Remove the baked cookies from the cookie cups, and then line them up in the baking tray.
Step 8. Sprinkle white sugar into the cookies then add the decorative sugar sprinkles
Step 9. Serve and enjoy. This yummy dessert should serve 4 to 5 people.
While you may think that putting confectioner’s powdered sugar is overkill since you have added brown sugar, you should know that the brown sugar is there to make the cookie softer and chewier.
There you have it--- a yummy, crushed chocolate Easter cookie that your family and loved ones will surely enjoy.
What I like about this recipe is that it is fairly simple to prepare. You don’t really need to be an expert baker to be able to pull it off.
And more than that, you get to recycle leftover Easter eggs and make it into a dessert or snack that everyone will love.
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