Choc-chip Easter cookies

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Cooking: 15 mins

By Food24 April 01 2020
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Ingredients (9)

310 ml salted butter
560 ml brown sugar
15 ml vanilla — essence
2 large eggs
910 ml flour — cake
7.5 ml baking powder
salt
400 g dark chocolate — chopped
125 g speckled egg chocolate candies
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Method:

Combine the butter and sugar in a stand mixer. Cream, with the paddle attachment, until light and fluffy, 5 minutes. Add the vanilla and eggs and mix, 2 minutes. Add in the cake flour, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined, 10 seconds. Stir in the chopped chocolate. Roll the dough into a cylinder shape that is about 4cm in diameter. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Unroll the cookie dough. Using a sharp knife cut the cookies into 1.5cm discs. Arrange them on the baking trays and lightly press 3 candied speckled eggs on top of each disc. Bake, 10 minutes. Rotate the pans and bake, 2-5 minutes until golden and crisp on the sides. Cool on the trays, 10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.

TIP: For alternative flavourings replace the candied speckled eggs with hazelnuts, peanuts, Smarties, Jelly tots, Rolo’s or M&M’s.



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