Easter Choc Chip Cookies

Makes 48

These cookies are an Easter holiday version of a firm family favourite. My kids get very excited when white candy-coated Easter eggs hit the shelves – all too soon if you ask me! Adding chips of these into their favourite cookie is such a treat, and like regular chocolate chips, they hold up really well when baking.

Here’s what goes in:

1 cup softened butter
450g light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3 cups cake flour (400g)
A small handful of regular chocolate chips
6 white candy-coated Easter eggs, roughly chopped

How to do it:

Preheat your oven to 160°C. Cream together the butter and sugar using an electric mixer and then add the eggs one by one. Add the remaining ingredients, reserving the chocolate chips, and continue to blend. Once you have a smooth, creamy batter, add the chocolate chips and chopped Easter eggs and mix these in by hand.
There are a couple of ways to make your cookies. Divide the mixture in half and roll it into two long cylinders, making sure the circumference is the same from top to bottom.
Slice this roll into individual cookies using a sharp knife, flattening them out slightly
when you place them on the baking sheet. Alternatively, roll individual balls in the palms of your hands, keeping the size consistent. Again, flatten them out and place each one about 4cm apart on a lined baking sheet measuring approximately 25 x 40cm. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until just golden brown in colour.

Tip: don’t overbake them and serve them straight out of the oven while warm.

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