Once a year, Cadbury makes one of my favorite candies: Cadbury Mini-Eggs. Unfortunately for me, I seem to have no self control with these candies--I will eat them until my tummy aches and it pleads no more! And I'll oblige that tummy, oh, I'll treat it nice....but the minute that it's no longer aching, I'm right back at it eating more Cadbury Mini-Eggs.
It gets so bad that I'll eat a handful of them with a Diet Pepsi and call it breakfast. And lunch. But not dinner because then I'll have witnesses to my obsessiveness. (You won't tell anyone about breakfast and lunch, will you?)
Then, I got the bright idea that if I were to wrap these precious-once-a-year-only candies in something--say a cookie (I thought about decorating cupcakes with it but knew I'd just pluck the candies off)--then it would slow down my consumption of Cadbury Mini-Eggs. Or at the least it would take my stash out of hiding and put them in a form readily available to the rest of the family.
Cadbury Mini-Egg Cookies
1/2 cup softened butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup crushed Cadbury Mini-Eggs (I put them in a plastic bag and bashed them with a wooden mallet being careful to leave big chunks because that's the way I like it)
1. Preheat the oven to 375. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars. Beat in the egg until well combined. Add the vanilla, baking powder and salt and mix well. Slowly stir in the flour and the Cadbury Mini-Eggs.
2. Form the dough into balls about the size of a ping pong ball and place on baking sheet that has been covered with parchment paper. You can place them directly on the sheet if you prefer. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes being very careful not to overbake.
3. Slide the parchment paper of the baking sheet directly onto a wire rack. Or if you didn't use the parchment paper, allow the cookies to cool for an additional minute or two on the baking sheet to prevent the soft cookies from slipping through the bars of the wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 2 dozen.
I'm really sorry if anyone doesn't have these candies available at their local stores!