Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mini Cadbury Egg Cookie Bars

Mini Cadbury Egg Cookie Bars...Yum!!

For Easter, I made some Cookie Bars with Cadbury Eggs in them... they were so good! If you know me, then you know one of my favorite desserts is cookies and milk. Especially when the cookies are chocolate chip and warm from the oven. These cookies are basically just a chocolate chip cookie bar, but I subbed mini Cadbury chocolate eggs instead of the chips. I know Easter is over now, but you could use this recipe with milk or white chocolate chips, M&M's, or any candy that you like! I used this recipe on Valentine's Day and made a red M&M Cookie Cake.

Whenever Lee and I were planning our wedding, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law planned a bridal shower for me. My mother-in-law gave me a cook book full of family recipes from both her and Lee's dad's side of the family. 3 years later, this is still one of my favorite gifts, and I use the cook book all the time. This cookie recipe is from that book, and I have just spiced it up a little to make it my own. Here's how I make my cookie bars:

2 1/2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup Cadbury Eggs (or M&M's, chocolate chips, etc.)

These are the kind of candies I put in the cookies. 

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Start by mixing the softened butter, vanilla, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together. I used my Kitchen Aid Mixer for this part. Mix the eggs in, one at a time. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Add the flour to your butter/sugar mixture, a little bit at a time. Mix thoroughly. Stir in Cadbury Eggs.

Spray cookie pan, and spread out dough in pan. I use an 11x17 insulated jelly-roll pan for my cookie cake, and I really do think it's what makes the cookies good. It helps bake them evenly every single time. I got mine as a wedding gift, and I believe it came from Kohl's. I can't find the exact one I have online, but here is a similar pan.

Bake your cookies for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Let them cool, cut into squares, and serve!
These cookies were delish! 

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