Do you love Cadbury Eggs? I’m addicted. That’s why I decided that there simply must be a chocolate cookie cup filled with Cadbury-like cream. I used my favorite recipe for chocolate cut-out cookies and they baked just beautifully into firm little cups. I dipped the tops in melted chocolate and piped yummy cream filling inside. Fun and delicious!
Here’s the recipe: (printable recipe)
- 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 bag of Wilton’s dark chocolate candy melts.
- 3/4 cup light Karo syrup
- 12 tablespoons of butter (softened)
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of water (for consistency)
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- Add butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cocoa together in large mixing bowl.
- Blend on medium speed with a mixer until smooth.
- Gradually add dry ingredients and mix until smooth (use clean hands at the end, to knead into a soft ball of dough)
- Divide dough into 24 balls of equal size, and place each one in a muffin cup.
- Press an indentation into each ball using a tart shaping tool (or the end of a wooden spoon)
- Bake at 350F degrees for 8-10 minutes. Press Tart shaping tool into center again, to reshape cups.
- Allow the cups to cool for about 5 minutes in pan, then run a small paring knife around edge to pop cup out of pan.
- Cool completely on counter.
- Melt Wilton’s candy melts in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between until completely melted and smooth. Dip tops of cups into melted chocolate and allow them to harden completely.
- Make filling by adding all of the filling ingredients together except for the water and sugar.
- Beat these on high until smooth and creamy.
- Add sugar and beat on high until creamy
- Add water until it is a nice spreadable, but not runny, consistency.
- Beat until very smooth.
- Take about 1/4 out and color with yellow food color gel.
- Pipe white filling into cups 1st and then add a fun yellow “yolk” on top.
My thoughts: These are so0000 yummy. If you want to save time, skip the chocolate dip on the edges. This cookie recipe is just so tasty- and so versatile. I’ve used it for so many things now. Your family will gobble these up (once you convince the kids they aren’t really eggs!) I hope you enjoy them! ~r
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