I have had a decidedly not-cute week. First, I got a cold. The first morning with said cold I was out attempting to walk my dog when I tripped and fell in a HUGE puddle. So, so not cute. Oh, and to the guy that that was stopped at the intersection and drove off WITHOUT helping me: I understand that you were probably paralyzed with laughter and couldn’t get out of your car, but help a girl out next time, okay? I of course got up and tried to pass the other dog-walkers like nothing was amiss. As if I typically spend all of my morning walks dripping water from half my body.
Then I went to work. You know what you do at work when your nose is stuffed up with a cold? You mouth breathe. You ever really though about how not-cute mouth breathing is? Very. Especially when you zone out in front of your computer and have an empty glaze over your eyes while doing it. Seriously people, this is reason alone to stay home from work when you’re sick.
Yesterday I tried to buy myself some new lip stain from Sephora to pull myself out of this not-cute funk. I succeeded only in getting bright pink lip stain on my jeans. I’ve now accepted that it’s just not happening this week.
However, I do have these cookies. These cookies are really cute, and full of Easter fun. And, they have Cadbury milk chocolate eggs in them, which cures all. Even this stupid cold.
Chocolate Chip Easter Egg Cookies
Chocolate chip cookie recipe adapted from Better Homes and Garden
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
1 cup Cadbury milk chocolate eggs, broken into pieces
In a large mixing bowl beat the shortening and butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and baking soda. Beat mixture until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour. Stir in chocolate pieces and broken egg bits.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree F oven 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Makes about 60 cookies.