Soft baked cookie cups with a surprise Mini Egg centre, topped with a chocolate nest. Not only do they look super cute but they also taste delicious and are easy peasy to make.
Ingredients (makes 8 Easter cups)
For the cookie cups
125g unsalted butter (at room temp)
75g light brown sugar
50g caster sugar
150g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg (cold from the fridge)
12 Mini Eggs
For the Easter Nests
200g milk chocolate
3 large Shredded Wheat biscuits
1-2 bags Mini Eggs
Make your cookie dough by first creaming together the butter and two sugars until light and fluffy. Now add the vanilla extract, crack in the egg and mix. Fold in the flour fold until the mixture has formed a wet dough. Cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour (leave over night for best results).
Whilst your cookie dough is chilling, make your Easter Nests by melting 180g of the chocolate in the microwave in 10 second blasts. Once melted, crush in the Shredded Wheat and stir until covered in the chocolate. Take a large teaspoon of mixture and put it in a small cupcake case, use the back of the teaspoon to make a little indent in the middle and fill with 3 Mini Eggs. Repeat this for all 8 nests. Chill the nests in the fridge for at least an hour.
Once your cookie dough has been chilled, remove from the fridge and leave to rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180°C and line a 12 hole muffin tray with 8 cupcake cases.
Take approx. 1 tbsp of dough and flatten in the palm of your hand. Now place a Mini Egg in the middle and wrap the dough around the egg until completely concealed, now place it in a cupcake case. Repeat this for all 8 cookie cups. Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes. Keep checking on them, you want the edges to be slightly browned and the middle cooked through but still pale in colour. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Once your cookie cups are completely cool and your Easter nests are set remove the nests from the fridge and peel of the paper cases. Finally, melt the remaining 20g milk chocolate in the microwave and use this as ‘glue’ to stick your nests on top of the cookie cups.