Friday, April 15, 2011

Cadbury Mini Eggs Cookies

All I have to say is, plan these into your day ahead of time, and make sure you have people to share with because, just like the candies that inspired them, you won't be able to stop eating these things! I first saw the recipe here and it was love at first sight. But I knew I could significantly lower the amount of calories and sugar per cookie by using splenda instead of traditional sugar and brown sugar. This is no way means they're good for you, but they are tasty, and a little healthier than the original. Enjoy! Thank you girls at Our Best Bites for being absolute geniuses.

Crisco, 1/2 cup
Butter, 1/2 cup
Splenda (for Baking), 1 Cup
Egg Large, 2 Egg
Vanilla extract, 1 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder, 1 tsp
Pure Baking Soda, 1 tsp
Salt, 1/2 tsp
Flour, 2 1/2 cup
Baking Cocoa unsweetened, 6 tbsp
Cadbury Mini Eggs, 1 10oz container (Empty into a Ziploc and crush them into pieces. Reserve some of the bigger/prettier pieces to smash onto the tops.)
Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, 1/2 cup

Preheat oven to 350. Combine butter, crisco, splenda, splenda brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract in a mixer. (LOVE my Bosch for cookies!) Cream together until smooth. In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture with the mixer going on a low speed. Mix until ingredients are all combined and the dough pulls away from the sides of the mixer. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop the dough into app. 2" balls onto a silpat lined (or sprayed) cookie sheet. You should end up with 24 cookies, 12 per cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven, let sit on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes, then transfer to clean counter top or cooling racks. (The cookies won't really look done, but trust me, they are. They'll be a little crispy outside and soft inside. My husband said it was like a brownie in cookie form with Cadbury mini eggs...YUM!) Makes 24 cookies.

MFP nutritional info: 24 cookies, each has: 197 calories 11 grams of fat 3 grams of protein 163 milligrams of sodium

1 comment:

  1. Oh my yummy! These are my fav Easter snacks and when you add them to chocolate cookies...HEAVEN! I made them yesterday and then brought them to neighbors and friends! Thanks for the recipe!


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