Recipe: leftover Easter egg cookies

For on your Easter table, or as a tasty snack

Feel like baking something delicious? Got a few too many Easter eggs in the house? Or do you have the kind of sweet tooth that prefers baked goods over chocolate? Then it's time to make your own chewy chocolate chip cookies with melted Easter eggs!

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Baking biscuits is a popular activity among young and old alike, and this recipe is the perfect choice for Easter time. We've been inspired to make these by a recipe from Karin Luiten's cookbook. With a touch of lavender, you can give your biscuits a surprising botanical touch.

you will need (for around 15 cookies)

  • 100 grams unsalted butter
  • 75 grams light brown caster sugar
  • 50 grams fine caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 175 grams self-raising flour
  • 1 pinch of fine table salt
  • Lavendula officinale (this variety is edible)
  • 1 large egg
  • Grated zest of ½ an orange
  • 150 grams Easter eggs, chopped into pieces

how to make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C (fan).
  2. Put the butter and all the sugars in a bowl and mix until soft and combined.
  3. Add the egg and mix into the dough.
  4. Then add a pinch of salt, the self-raising flour, the zest of half an orange and the lavender (Lavendula officinale). Mix until everything is well blended.
  5. Chop the Easter eggs and spoon them into the mixture.
  6. Make balls the size of a large walnut, put them on a baking tray (lined with baking paper), and press them a little flat. Make sure there is enough space in between, as the biscuits will expand slightly during baking. 
  7. Bake the biscuits in the oven for 12-14 minutes. They are done when they are lightly browned and have a slightly darker edge.
  8. Let the biscuits cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Decorate the cooled biscuits with some more lavender (Lavendula officinale) to finish it off.
  10. Enjoy!


Discover our Easter dossier full of inspiration or check out our seasonal DIYs, such a delicious floral bread for your Easter table or this green egg wreath to decorate your home. Share your Easter creations with us on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #thejoyofplants. 

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