I’m not the craftiest person.
The most detailed thing I’ve done in the past year was cutting some garland for decorations. I don’t have a craft room or a hot glue gun or drawers full of ribbon and scrapbook paper.
So naturally, most of the “craft-y” things that I’m drawn to are all about food. Like these cute little cookie cups.
Nick and I always go through multiple bags of the Cadbury Mini Eggs this time of year. And last weekend, we went through 2 bags in 2 days. Oops?
We had a 3rd bag in the house (I know – we have a problem), and Nick asked me to put some in a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Instead of inhaling them on their own like we had done with the first 2 bags, these little eggs ended up making a cute cookie treat.
Classic chocolate chip cookie dough makes up the little “nest”, and they’re closer to a cookie cake than a normal cookie. Because you use more dough in each muffin tin, these get a little crisp on the outside, but stay soft and chewy in the middle.
You could use any easter candy you like, too. We’re addicted to these Cadbury Mini Eggs, but I think they’d be super cute with pastel m&ms, a little peanut butter cup, or those speckled Robin Eggs.
I love my jelly beans and baby animal shaped sweettarts, but I think I would have loved having a batch of these cookie nests in my Easter basket, too.
Easter Egg Cookie Cups
Makes: about 2 dozen cookies
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 3/4 cup Dixie Crystals brown sugar
- 3/4 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 bag Cadbury mini eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease a muffin tin and set it aside.
- Dump the softened butter into a large bowl (stand mixer or other big bowl) and pour in the brown sugar and sugar. Beat together for 3-5 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Beat in the vanilla, then add the eggs, one at a time, to the butter and sugar mixture.
- Pour the flours, baking soda, and salt into the bowl and mix into the butter.
- Once the dough has come together, add the chocolate chips and beat the mixture for another minute until the chips are mixed into the dough.
- Take a heaping 2 Tbsp of dough, form into a round, and press into one of the muffin spots. Repeat with the dough until your muffin tin is full.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes until the top is golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let the cookie rest for 1-2 minutes, then take 2-3 Cadbury mini eggs and press them into the center of each cookie. Let them sit for another 2-3 minutes, then move them to a cooling rack.
Disclaimer: I have an ongoing partnership with Dixie Crystals. Recipes and opinions are my own.