Things I have been cooking lately #173: Mini Egg cookie bars

Being back at work means a willing audience to try out my baking on. I didn’t do much baking on maternity leave because it’s quite challenging with a little person constantly needing your attention but also because Mr O is not particularly interested in sweet things and with nowhere to take what I have created, I end up eating far too much of it myself… or ending up chucking bits away once they’ve passed their prime. As Easter is around the corner I decided to to some themed baking for my colleagues.

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Mini Egg cookie bars

Adapted from Jane’s Patisserie

175g flour
1 tablespoon corn flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
A pinch of salt
115g butter
80g caster sugar
45g light brown sugar
45g dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
270g Cadbury’s Mini Eggs
100g chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 180 C and line a 9′ x 9′ baking tin with greaseproof paper. Set aside.

Combine the flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and mix well.

Melt the butter in a large bowl. Add the sugars and beat for two minutes with an electric beater until well mixed and the sugar has melted a little. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix again until well combined.

Add the Mini Eggs (keeping back a handful) and chocolate chips to the dry ingredients then add the egg mixture and mix with a spatula (or your hands if you’re that way inclined – I am) until you have a thick cookie dough.

Press the dough evenly into the prepared baking tin and press in your extra Mini Eggs for decoration (or just eat them… who am I to judge). Bake in the preheated oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown (mine took about 22 minutes).

Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Makes 16 – 25 squares depending on how big you want them

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9 Comments

  1. These look exceedingly sweet, and suitably decadent. A great way to celebrate Easter.
    Yum Yum!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. They were very sweet and most popular at work. I think I might make some more!

  2. I used to make chocolate chip cookie bars twice a month or so. The best thing I’ve found to add were some bags of mint and dark chocolate chips I found at Christmas time. Easter candy sounds good too!

    1. Oooh that sounds delicious. We don’t unfortunately get as wide a variety of chocolate chips here but I can always chop up some bars.

    1. I thought so. Might try them again with a different candy.

  3. These are so cute and look yummy!

    1. They were so good. I ate far too many…

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