Its that time of year. Valentine’s Day has come and gone with all its heart shaped indulgence and now the shops are overtaken with eggs a plenty. I have seen so many fabulous creme egg themed creations this year and it of course inspired me to make my own. At the bottom of this post you will find a selection of bakes ( which are in my opinion are a lot more spectacular than mine ) which will make you run to the shops to buy a six pack of creme eggs!
I make cookies quite a lot, there is minimal prep and bake within about 10 minutes so perfect for when you just need a homemade treat but don’t want to put into a huge amount of effort.
I made these while testing out a new basic cookie recipe which I then adapt for lots of new twists and takes. I was sent a pack of Creme Eggs in a big box of goodies from Cadburys which arrived right in the middle of a baking burst – perfect timing yes? These cookies are more cakey/chewy in texture than crispy like a biscuit would be. They are also packed full of rich chocolate flavour and the creme egg gooeyness just completes them!
You will need:
150g caster sugar
150g brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla paste
150g self raising flour
50g high quality cocoa powder
pinch of sea salt
3 Creme Eggs ( frozen for 20-30 mins )
Preheat your oven to 180. Grease and line a baking tray. Cream your butter and sugars together in a bowl, add your egg and vanilla paste and when mixed thoroughly add your dry ingredients until combined. The batter will be fairly sticky. Remove your eggs from the freezer and using a sharp knife dipped in boiling water cut your eggs into 4 slices. Place a tsp of batter onto the tray and place a slice of egg in the middle and top with another spoonful of batter, leave space in between the cookies as they will spread. Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and either leave to cool or immediately top with another slice of creme egg which will melt and make the cookies look indulgent!
These are best served the day of cooking but will keep a few days.. if you can resist. Now go check out these recipes from my fellow food bloggers ..