What is fun about Easter is the candy.
As a kid, you get tons of chocolate. Or other things. One time, I got pizza pringles. I would never have tasted them otherwise (sounds disgusting) but they were quite good. Actually, they were delicious and became my favorite chips! Now I’m sad because they don’t exist anymore :-(. It’s okay, Miss Vickie’s is still there for me.
Back to candy. Besides Halloween, Easter is definitely the best candy holiday. Marshmallow eggs, mini eggs and cream eggs are so good (did you see Gingerbred Bagel’s Creme Egg brownies? yum).
Besides giving me a sugar overdose, the candy can do one thing. Inspiration for new recipes!
Adaptation of Easy Sugar Cookies, allrecipes
- 1 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp unbleached all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup earth balance buttery spread
- 1/2 cup golden cane sugar
- 1/2 flax egg: mix 1/2 tbsp flax seeds, grounded, with 1 1/2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp safflower (or canola) oil
- 1/4 cup Cadbury Mini Eggs, coarsely chopped (I cut them in 8 with a chef’s knife)
Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Prepare flax egg and set aside. In a bowl, mix flour, baking soda and baking powder with a whisk. In a second bowl, beat earth balance and sugar. Add flax egg and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy. Add dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Add oil and mix, pressing the dough with the spoon. Dough will be crumbly. Mix in mini eggs.
Use your hands to make 1 tbsp balls of dough. Place them on the baking sheet and flatten the top a little. Bake for 10 minutes (the bottom should be golden).
Makes 14 cookies
These cookies are chewy, sweet and buttery. The candy is delicious in them and add a really nice crunch. The dough is very crumbly and you have to press it in your hands to make balls. But it turns out perfect after baking!What I love most about these cookies is how cute and colorful they are ;-).
Have a great weekend!