It seemed that the minute Valentine's Day was over, grocery stores immediately started stocking their shelves with Easter candy. Sometimes it bugs me when stores jump so quickly to "the next holiday", but in this case, I was extremely happy. Why, you ask? I have three words for you: Cadbury Mini Eggs. If you have not delighted in this wonderful candy, I beg you to pick up a bag. Pronto.
One night last week, after about an hour of those mini eggs somehow sneaking into my mouth, I started to feel guilty about the chocolate overload, so I decided to stretch the goodness of this candy by mixing it with some other ingredients and created this delicious dessert: Cadbury Mini Eggs Cookies! I started with this chocolate chip cookie recipe as a base, but used a different technique to mix in the chocolate.
The final result? A cookie with a firm yet chewy texture and the perfect amount of chocolate-y crunch in every bite.
Cadbury Mini Eggs Cookies
Yield about 30 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: about 35 minutes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 oz. Cadbury Mini Eggs, chopped into tiny little pieces, divided
Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat it to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment (or tin-foil).
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
Put the butter and sugars in a large bowl. With electric beaters (or a stand mixer with paddle attachment) on low to medium speed, mix just until the butter and sugars are blended. (This may take a while depending on how cold the butter is.) Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
Add the flour mixture to the bowl and blend on low speed until the flour is just incorporated. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
Add about 3/4 of the chopped Cadbury Mini Eggs and use your hands to knead the dough a little, making sure everything is mixed well and all the flour is absorbed. Place the remaining chocolate in a small bowl.
Scoop mounds of dough, about 2 tablespoons in size, and press the top of the dough into the chopped Cadbury Mini Eggs. Use your fingers to make sure the chopped bits are pressed firmly into the dough. Transfer dough ball, crushed chocolate-side up, onto the baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches in between each cookie.
Bake the cookies for 16-20 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through, until the cookies are evenly browned.