Today we started our Easter baking. We’re having various visitors over the Easter break and we need some treats to feed them with so we set to baking Creme Egg brownies and Mini Egg Cookies. A bit of a Cadbury’s fest really!
I first saw the Creme Egg brownies over on my friend Sam’s blog I Am Into This and immediately knew I needed to make them. My lot love brownies and creme eggs, so what a combination. You can find the recipe on Sam’s blog, it was dead simple to mix up and Littlebit enjoyed helping pour and scrape everything into the Kenwood mixer and then watching it spin round and mix the gooey goodness until it was smooth. She then also got involved digging the creme eggs into the semi set brownies, though we had to be be very careful with this as the tin, and indeed the brownie mix was hot.
I’d also seen an idea for Mini Egg cookies on Pinterest recently too. Instead of using the recipe suggested there (as it was American measurements) I used the chocolate chip cookie recipe I normally use, which results in crispy on the outside soggy in the middle cookies, just how I like them. Then replaced the chocolate chips with 2 bags of Cadbury Mini Eggs.
350g plain flour
1 tsp bicarb of soda
1 tsp salt
175g caster sugar
175g soft brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 medium eggs
2 large bags mini eggs
Preheat the oven to 190C.
Combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
In the bowl of your mixer (or by hand) combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Beat in the eggs one by one. Then gradually beat in the flour mixture.
Bang the mini eggs (still in their bag) with a rolling pin to smash slightly then stir them into the mix.
Using a tablespoon roughly measure a heaped tablespoon of mix, roll into a ball and place on a baking sheet, spacing widely to allow them to spread and squashing down slightly as you go.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until just starting to brown.
When you take them out of the oven leave them for a few minutes on the baking sheet until they are just hard enough to transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, if you can wait that long!
Again, Littlebit could get really involved with this one helping me put everything into the mixer and watching, transfixed, as the dough came together. She even had a go at cracking an egg, with Mama’s help, so there may well be a tiny bit of shell in one of them
Littlebit loved making these, though I think she loved eating them more!
Have a look at my Pinterest Easter board for more Easter ideas to do with your toddler: