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Mini Easter Egg Cookies

The Hardest Part Is Not Eating The Mini Eggs Before Baking The Cookies

My eldest daughter has it in her mind that every good play date involves some kind of baking. This weekend was our turn to host her new BFF, and while I tried to convince the girls that Rice Krispies Mini Cupcakes were the way to go, they wanted to bake cookies.
Not just any cookies-Easter cookies. 
Thankfully, we're within walking distance from the corner store, and my husband graciously offered to run over for the one ingredient I was missing-Cadbury Mini Eggs. Honestly, who can keep those in the house? They would be gone the second I brought them in the door!
One of the best parts of this recipe is that the dough can handle all of the 'help' little hands want to provide. After all, everyone in my house needs a turn being in charge of powering the mixer on and off.
But the "bestest" part of all (according to my helpers this weekend) is smushing the Cadbury Mini Eggs into the cookie dough, just before baking.
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet if you prefer)
2 pkg. (200g each) Cadbury Mini Eggs
 Preheat oven to 375F.
 Beat butter, both sugars, eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
 Mix in flour and baking soda, until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
 Using a small scoop or two spoons, drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet (approx. 2-3 inches apart).
 Press 3-4 Cadbury Mini Eggs into each mound of dough.
 Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and using spatula, move cookies to wire racks. Let cool completely.

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