Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cadbury Eggs Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies


I learned something new recently. I like Cadbury creme eggs.

I’ve always enjoyed Easter themed candy. I’m a pretty visual person and I love pastel and spring colors so I eat twice as much Easter holiday candy just because everything is wrapped in pretty spring colors or come in cute egg form.

Until this year, I’ve always stayed away from those Cadbury creme eggs. I’m not sure when or why, but I was under the impression that I didn’t like them. However, I saw a couple of dessert recipes using Cadbury eggs and suddenly I wanted to try one.

Well I really ended up enjoying them, which maybe isn’t a good thing because they are so sweet and a little expensive. It was hard to part with them do a test run of these cookies, but luckily they worked.

I was worried that the eggs would just melt into a puddle during baking, but they remained relatively intact, just more squished. You can still see the yolk though.

I searched for smaller cadbury eggs to make these, but I could only find regular cadbury eggs and mini eggs which were pure chocolate with no filling. So for these cookies, I cut the cadbury eggs in half. I made sure that when I wrapped it in dough, the open half would face to the side rather than up or down, so that when someone bites in, they see the yolk center.

The chocolate chip cookies are soft and fluffy and the eggs present a nice surprise. This may be my favorite Easter themed treat I made recently.

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Cadbury Creme Eggs Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: ~12

Ingredients:

3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Easter M&Ms
about 6 regular sized cadbury creme eggs

Directions:

1. Cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed until fluffy and light in color in stand mixer. Mix in egg and vanilla. On low speed, mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in the m&ms. Chill dough for 1 hour.
2. After dough is chilled, line two cookie sheets with silpat mats. Preheat oven to 350F. Cut eggs in half with a sharp knife.
3. Take about four tablespoons of dough and flatten dough with hands. Place egg inside dough. Make sure to wrap the dough around the egg so that the egg's open yolk portion faces is on its side (so that when the person bites in, the yolk is exposed). Make sure dough is completely sealed around egg and dough is thick enough so that the inside won't seep through. Press a few additional m&ms on surface of dough ball if desired. Bake for 10-11 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges. Remove and let cool on the cookie sheets. Do not try to remove before they are finished cooling or cookies may break.

Cookie base adapted from recipe found on Sally's Baking Edition

 

16 Responses to “Cadbury Eggs Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Summer — March 26, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    This is so cool, I’d love to make these and “forget” to tell easter guests that the egg is inside, just to see the look on their faces!

    • Kirbie replied: — March 26th, 2013 @ 11:13 am

      It definitely is a nice surprise! I love how they taste and love the look of the yolk in the middle.

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    lilkunta — March 26, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    this looks GREAT. again im a shhort cut cook.
    can i stuff a cadbury creme inside of cookie dough ?

    • Kirbie replied: — March 26th, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

      I haven’t tried, but I think it should work. My only worry is that most premade cookie dough bake flat cookies. I specifically used a fluffier cookie recipe so that the cookies will be puffy and hide the egg well. I think you might end up with a smashed egg or a big bump where the egg is if you use premade dough.

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    caninecologne — March 27, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    wow, talk about sugar overload! looks cool with the “yolk” inside.

    • Kirbie replied: — March 27th, 2013 @ 8:14 am

      Haha, yeah it’s a lot of sugar. Though it didn’t feel too toothachingly sweet.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — March 27, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    These look SO wonderful and I’m glad you used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Cadbury Eggs are my favorite Easter candy. These are a must make!

    • Kirbie replied: — March 27th, 2013 @ 10:48 am

      I am in love with the chocolate chip cookie recipe. Love how thick the cookies come out!

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    Hannah — March 28, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    Will the caramel filled eggs work just as good? I like those best. Either way, they look delicious:)

    • Kirbie replied: — March 29th, 2013 @ 8:31 am

      I don’t see why not. It would just be caramel filled instead of creme filled.

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    Unknown — March 30, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    When you say “wrap the egg so that the open yolk portion faces is on it’s side” do you mean wrap like the dough around the egg? Or I’m just confused.

    • Kirbie replied: — March 31st, 2013 @ 7:12 am

      Yes, I mean wrap the dough around the egg so that the open yolk portion of the egg faces on it its side. sorry for the confusion

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    Hannah — March 31, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    I made these last night and they are super yummy! I was a little worried I’d mess them up bc they were pretty big before baking but they turned out pretty yummy:) thanks for sharing!

    • Kirbie replied: — April 1st, 2013 @ 8:34 am

      So glad they worked out for you! This was my favorite out of the Easter desserts I made this year.

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    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — April 1, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    Oh yum, your cookies look so delicious!

    • Kirbie replied: — April 1st, 2013 @ 9:32 am

      Thank you!

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