Thursday, April 5, 2012

Recipe: Easter Candy Cookies

Easter is just around the corner. I received this easy recipe. After you’ve worked up an appetite hunting for eggs (or carrying around baskets for your little bunnies) this Easter, treat yourself to a sugar-filled sweet. Straight from the Target Test Kitchen, these Easter Candy Cookies are easy to make and absolutely addictive. And if you get a craving for cookies after the Easter Bunny leaves, just switch out the Easter chocolates for different seasonal sweets throughout the year.

Easter Candy Cookies
Makes 3 dozen cookies

What You’ll Need

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 tbsp. vanilla
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
2 cups small chocolate Easter candies or coarsely chopped candy bars (Editor’s note: We used Hershey’s Solid Milk Chocolate Eggs)
36 jelly beans, if desired

What You’ll Do:

STEP 1: Heat oven to 375⁰F. Beat butter, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well mixed. Mix in both sugars.

STEP 2: Stir in flour, baking soda and salt until smooth. Stir or knead in chocolate candies (Target Tip: To make it easy for kids to chop larger pieces of hard candy, place candy in sealed plastic bag and let kids pound with a rolling pin or large wooden spoon.)

STEP 3: Drop mixture onto cookie sheets using a tablespoon.

STEP 4: Bake 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown around edges. Press a jellybean into each cookie. Let cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely.

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR firm to share. Thanks to A Bullseye View. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.