Precious Pastels – Springing Back into the Cookie Game

It had been a while since our last batch of cookies together and something just felt a little off about that. So yesterday we got to shaking off the dust on our baking sheets and mixing bowls (dust is not, after all, one of our secret ingredients)

Spring is fast approaching us and Easter faster still, and we have both been feeling quite colorful lately. To get in the spirit, I have even painted my nails a very pretty, pale lilac. Sam has been feeling colorful lately but would probably never be caught dead with pastels on her person. Consuming pastels, however, is another matter altogether that we can both amiably agree on, especially if our method for incorporating pastels into our cookies is by using Cadbury Mini Eggs, Sam’s favorite candy.

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2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/4 cup melted butter, unsalted
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
white chocolate chips
Cadbury Mini Eggs

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

Beat the melted butter and sugars together. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Inhale deeply.

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Gradually beat in the dry ingredients. In this recipe, it is crucial to beat just until combined.

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Put the mini eggs into a plastic baggie and beat with a rolling pin (or any other food weapon you possess). We decided to crush up the mini eggs to achieve flecks of subtle color, which we preferred to giant hunks of egg in our cookies.

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Add the crushed Mini Eggs to the cookie dough and stir (do not beat the dough anymore).

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Add white chocolate chips to taste.

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Scoop the dough into balls and place on baking sheet 1.5 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

All cookies smell good while they are being baked but these babies smelled spectacular. They are so simple to whip up and even simpler to eat, and they cool and keep excellently. Sam loves cookies the most when they are hot and fresh out of the oven, and I tend to like a cookie that cools really nicely. I like that nice chew of a mature cookie, I suppose, and these guys aged really well. I may have had two for breakfast with my coffee 😉

We hope spring has sprung for you, and if not (like us) that it is fast approaching!

 

Happy Easter, everyone! Much love

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. happyalexx says:

    these look super good and jam packed with candy haha, happy easter!

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  2. Lynna says:

    Spring has definitely sprung here! I esp. love this time of year. & love the pastel colors you added to the cookies, looks so yum! Happy Easter weekend! 🙂

    xo, Lynna
    Howlynnaful

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