Chocolate Chip Easter Egg Cookies

in Cookies, Desserts

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

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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
2 eggs
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.

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Jessica @ How Sweet March 30, 2011 at 4:09 am

ummm I sort of have an obsession (addiction?) to those cadbury eggs. this is not helping my addiction. you enabler!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 30, 2011 at 4:39 am

yummmmmm! I love choc easter eggs. I could go to town on these!

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Valerie @life4mebyme March 30, 2011 at 4:44 am

Oh my lands, this looks so good. I can’t wait to try these.

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Maris (In Good Taste) March 30, 2011 at 6:50 am

Oh these look amazingingly good. I love Cadbury eggs and choc chips and together-pure bliss!

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Noemi March 30, 2011 at 7:34 am

Loooooove those easter eggs! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

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d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo March 30, 2011 at 7:58 am

Cadbury mini eggs are hands down my favorite candy of all time. These cookies just look TOO good!

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laura @ a little barefoot March 30, 2011 at 8:41 am

those eggs are my favorite candy on earth. i happen to have some at home right now. i think my husband would flip if i put them in cookies. (in a good way).

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Caelyn March 30, 2011 at 8:55 am

what a cute idea! these candy eggs are deceptively addicting.

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Aimee March 30, 2011 at 10:29 am

LOVE the photo of the dough with the chips and broken eggs!

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Nicole March 30, 2011 at 11:38 am

Cadbury mini eggs are my weakness. The only milk chocolate candy worth eating and they are so darn cute, too!

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DessertForTwo March 30, 2011 at 12:37 pm

So sorry you had a not-cute week. Good thing these cookies are ultra cute :)

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Joanne March 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I think we all have weeks like these every once in a while. But at least there are cadbury eggs and cookies out there to cheer us up! Score.

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Kaileen Elise March 30, 2011 at 6:17 pm

These are the cutest cookies, thanks for sharing. I hope your week turns around soon!

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bianca March 30, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Holy god, this would turn any week around. I absolutely love cadbury eggs; I don’t condone stealing any candy from a baby, but I would steal cadbury eggs from an infant.

Here’s hoping that your week perks up!

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Kat March 30, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I hope you feel better! These cookies should help at least a little bit. :)

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Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant! March 30, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Dude, Caroline I feel your pain. I just had one of those weeks, but I didn’t have these cookies. They would’ve been worth the calories…yum!

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Marie @ Chocolate and Wine March 31, 2011 at 5:26 am

I just had these milk chocolate mini eggs for the first time last weekend and I must say, I’m hooked.. And now, baking them into cookies? These might just have to be the centerpiece of the dessert table at Easter!

xo – Marie
Chocolate & Wine

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Alli March 31, 2011 at 9:35 am

I buy a bag of those every year and these look like an awesome way to add more calories to the entire bag I already consume. I am having a mouth breathing, stuffy nose not looking cute kinda week as well. Glad I am not alone. The only thing I wish I had was one of those cookies!

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Katrina March 31, 2011 at 10:36 am

Mini eggs are my favorite little treat. Love these cookies!

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Ann Goodman April 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I hope you are feeling better. I must admit, I laughed at your description of yourself being a mouth breather in front of your computer. I had a friend who married a mouth breather. I tried to warn her not to do it, but she didn’t listen to me. (He reminded me of Darth Vader — a mouth breather AND evil.) They were divorced within a year. Anyway, I am going to have to make these cookies ASAP. Why do they only sell Cadbury Mini Eggs for two months out of the whole year? They are so darn good. I love the look of the pastel shells poking out of the cookies. Thanks for the recipe.

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Jenn @ LL4L April 1, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Mmmm, I love these Cadbury eggs and putting them in chocolate chip cookies makes them even better! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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bonnie April 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Such a cute idea! Thanks–

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kate April 2, 2011 at 11:10 pm

I love these candies and at least with baking I would feel better about killing off a bag… I know how to only eat 3 cookies, I have no control over those eggs once that purple bag is open.

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Becky at Fakin It April 4, 2011 at 10:31 am

So last night I made healthy banana oatmeal cookies and my husband was very upset with me because junk food is not supposed to be healthy. Mind you, I have three children and these cookies were for them. Anyway, I am going to try your recipe next and maybe I will get forgiveness. Thanks!!

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The Jr. Chef April 4, 2011 at 1:55 pm

WOW- Those look fantastic! You have wonderful recipes and pictures- you are very talented. Please visit my blog Picky Eater Solutions, I am a new food blogger just learning the ropes. http://www.pickyeatersolutions.blogspot.com

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Jen @ Fresh From The... April 6, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I made these this past weekend – definitely yummy!

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