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At Home Baking With Kids // Simple Easter Cookies.....

Gosh so I'm still in a little shock that the easter eggs even made it to the cookies lol. Yesterday we were just hanging around the house, and to keep the kids busy I thought it might be nice to let Alba bake some cookies for her friends. We lost a few easter eggs along the way (you can pick the guilty party in the photo!) but I was very surprised to see that most made it, and with a few left over. These are very simple little cookies, and you could use this recipe after easter too. Instead of easter eggs just add choc chips, grains, raisins or even nuts.

INGREDIENTS

125g Soft Butter
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Large Egg
2/3 Cup Self-Raising Flour
1 Cup Plain Flour
1/2 Cup 100s & 1000s (optional)
10-15 Chocolate Easter Eggs (We just used milk chocolate)

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees fan-forced.
Line a flat baking tray with non-stick baking paper and set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until light and creamy. You may need to scrap down the side of the bowl a couple of times to make sure mixture is well combined. Add the egg and beat until combined.

In a small bowl stir together the plain and self-raising flour. Then add in flour in small amounts to the butter/egg mixture. Mix together till the dough is well combined. 

Using about half the amount of 100s & 1000s add to the dough and mix through.

Using a spoon, scoop out and roll dough into balls. Spread them out 5cm apart on your prepared tray. Place one easter egg into the centre of the dough (pressing down a little way). Once all cookies have an easter egg, sprinkle the remaining 100s & 1000s over the top of each individual cookie. 






Place in the oven and bake for 13-15mins, or until lightly brown. The longer you bake these cookies the crunchier they will turn out. Leave cookies to cool on the tray for 5 minutes, then place them on a wire rake to completely cool. 

Then eat one (or two) before the kids eat them all :) 

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE xoxBec











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  1. These are soooo cute!!! And easy too! Love it :-)

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    1. Very easy. It's a good recipe for a 'anything goes' cookie. Thanks Lucy x

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  2. I love your baking with kids posts - always looks like lots of fun and you are never short of helpers to lick the bowl or mop up leftovers! We're away for Easter this year so unfortunately there won't be any Easter baking fun. We'll make up for that by eating way too much anyway.

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    1. They are cute helpers :) Enjoy your easter holiday hun!! xx

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  3. Happy Easter to you too Bec.
    I love baking without 3 kidlets and yes ingrefients do go missing sometimes, all part of the fun isn't it? Hehehe except sometimes I'm the guiltiest! Your cookies. Are gorgeous, love your sweet pics too.
    Thanks for linking up with us over at Fabulous Foodie Fridays xx

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    1. Thanks Dannielle. Its fun watching how excited they get, and they seem to enjoy eating it some much more to. Thanks for having me on Fab Foodie Fridays xx

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  4. Oh stuff the kids - I am making these for me! Yum. Happy Easter to you and yours lovely xx

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  5. This is such a cute and simple idea, will have to find the time to do this with my girls after Easter when we are inundated with too many eggs. :) #FFF

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    1. Hey Malinda I think I saw a pic on Insta where you made them? hope you enjoyed them :) x

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  6. These are just too cute. I hope you have a lovely Easter :)

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  7. Such a cute blog post... We have way too many eggs still in our house so I think I'll whip some of these up

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    1. Thanks Shari. Its a great way to use them up a little differently :)

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  8. These look egg-cellent! What a great way to upcycle excess Easter eggs!

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  9. I have SOOOOO much chocolate at the moment, this is such a great idea to use them all up.
    So doing this with the kids on school holidays!!
    Thanks for linking up to Your Weekly Feed hun xx

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