Thursday, April 16, 2020

Nest Egg Cookies A Recipe with Colourful Commentary



Time to get rid of some our excess Easter eggs! Now this makes heaps of cookies. If you want to do a half recipe you'll still get about 20. But why not eat 40 cookies when you're stuck at home and have few ways to exercise?! I personally am growing a nice baking gut care of isolation. 

NEST EGG COOKIES

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 225 gms softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of Cadbury mini eggs or any mini eggs
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toasted coconut
  • 1 cup pretzels


METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside. Apologies for my grotty baking sheet! 😳
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside. If you get your kid to do it, try not to shriek when they 'whisk' with such verocity that your bench looks like a drug cutting table.😱
  3. Using a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars together for about 1 minute. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Or do as I do and put it on full speed until it looks like wet sand. No seriously. 😏
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until just combined. Stop child from poking spoon in moving mixer. Projectile utensils are not recommended.
  5. Stir chocolate chips, pretzels and toasted coconut until just combined (like 30 seconds). Answer the, 'can I try it?' question with 'in a minute' for the fiftieth time. 😑
  6. Form the cookie dough into balls, about 1 tablespoon of dough. Place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart and refrigerate for 30 mins - 1 hour. Everyone wants to lick the beaters but you made it so you get dibs. Usher children out of kitchen with some dodgy explanation about how only adults can eat raw egg or something. 😉
  7. Press down slightly in centre of ball and place 2-3 eggs inside. Place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart coz they spread like COVID (too soon?) 😷
  8. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt Jamie Oliver style from a ridiculous height. You'll get salt everywhere but you'll look cool. 😎
  9. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, if you can stand to leave them alone for that long. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely. 😛
  10. Eat them guilt free by telling yourself you're recycling by using Easter eggs you already had in the house. 😬


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