The kids and I made this fun little Easter treat today. I found this recipe on pinterest (where else?). They are short-bread cookies and they were good, but I think next time I would add an egg white as I found the dough quite crumbly which made it difficult to roll into balls. They were also a tad on the dry side when finished.
But look how pretty they are!
You will need:
- 10 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 C confectioner's sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 C flour
- (1 egg white)
- 1/4 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1.5 tsp corn syrup
- 1 bag of mini chocolate eggs (I used Cadbury)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
With an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until whipped.
Add the salt and flour (I would try adding an egg white at this point) and beat until well mixed and dough-ish.
Roll dough into small balls and place evenly on un-greased cookie sheet.
Cook for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and using thumb, press down in center of cookie to create an indentation.
Put back in oven for 2-5 minutes (until bottoms are turning golden).
Remove from oven and and let cookies cool completely on cookie rack.
While cookies cool, in a small sauce pan melt the chocolate chips and mix in the corn syrup, stirring constantly. Let cool for a minute and then using a spoon or knife and add a dollop of chocolate to the center of the cookies. Top with a mini-egg. Makes ~24.