Easter Egg Hunt Surprise Cookies

Easter Egg Hunt Surprise Cookies

Easter Egg Hunt Cookies – cookies decorated with green icing to resemble grass with jelly beans. The best is the surprise Mini Cadbury Creme Egg baked inside!

The Easter Bunny’s almost here and he’s going to LOVE these treats!

I found these INCREDIBLE looking bundles of deliciousness on the blog In Katrina’s Kitchen.  What a great blog!  OH. MY. GOODNESS!  I left her a comment saying that I just HAD to use these for one of my baking days and share them with you.  Yes, you and just you.  Because I know you’ll like them!  And, I have a history with Cadbury Creme Eggs.  A LONG history.  I remember seeing those brightly colored wrappers in my grandmother’s kitchen back in 19…, ok, the early 80’s.  So I was what, a preteen?  I loved them then and I still absolutely love them now.  AND, I have loved them in between then and now.  So much so (and I wrote this in that comment to Katrina, too), that when they started selling them again (because they only sell them for a few months of the year) in late January of 1992 up until my delivery/due date on April 3rd, 1992, I ate one. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.  And I’m not talking the baby ones, neither.  NOPE, I ate a single large Cadbury Creme Egg every day for about 2½ months while I was pregnant with our first child, our daughter.  It’s no wonder I gained 52 lbs. during that pregnancy, but it is amazing I wasn’t diagnosed with gestational diabetes.  Every day.  They were and still are a tiny piece of heaven.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 30 mini Cadbury Eggs, unwrapped
  • 1/2 recipe of this Wilton Buttercream Icing colored to the desired hue with green food coloring
  • assorted jelly beans
Read the whole recipe on 365 Days of Baking