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Easter Egg Cookies

Flat Easter egg cookies are fairly common and can be striking and adorable (the Easter egg cookies over at I Am Baker are a prime example).  But, not all of us have the artistic talent, time, or patience to create such intricate cookies.  To make my Easter egg cookies, you need only enough skill to form dough into a shape somewhat resembling an egg.  Trust me, you can do this.  What makes my Eater egg cookies cute is the colored foil they are wrapped in – reminiscent of the ever-so-popular chocolate Easter eggs.

Let’s forgot about the cute factor for a minute and focus on the taste of these Easter egg cookies.  They are nutty (I used hazelnuts, but you can choose from any of your favorite nuts) and loaded with coffee flavor.  They taste a bit like biscotti dunked in coffee, but with the texture of Christmas snowball cookies or the similar Mexican wedding cookies.  In fact, I may repeat the Easter egg cookie recipe again as a ball come Christmas-time.

 

I based my Easter egg cookie recipe off of the nut ball recipe from The Passion Fruit.  My adapted recipe is below.
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Easter Egg Cookies

Coffee hazelnut cookies wrapped in colored foil to look just like your favorite Easter candy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coffee hazelnut cookies, Easter egg cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 241kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 2 cups finely chopped toasted hazelnuts or any other chopped nuts
  • powdered sugar to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Mix in flour, salt, and coffee.
  • Stir in hazelnuts.
  • Shape dough into eggs. I suggest having an egg on hand as a model. You could also use an egg serving tray like the one in the photo to test the eggs for size (they will not rise in the oven).
  • Freeze the cookie dough eggs for 20 minutes to help them hold their shape.
  • Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet or Silpat for 12 minutes.
  • Once cool to the touch, roll in powdered sugar. If you lift them off of the cookie sheet too soon, they may crumble in your hands.
  • Wrap in colored foil.

Notes

You'll need colored foil candy wrappers in whatever colors you like (you can buy them at kitchen specialty shops or online)

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easter Egg Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Colorful, adorable, and striking flat Easter egg cookies with hazelnuts loaded with coffee flavor! This dessert recipe is ready in 30 minutes! You will love decorating these creative cookies! Go ahead and try this recipe!
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4 comments on “Easter Egg Cookies”

  1. Love these! Gorgeousness!!

    where did you get the beautiful foils from?

  2. These look so cute. Definitely going to try and make these with my 2 year old. She’s already got the baking bug so these would be perfect for her :D

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  4. Hello from the UK! Lovely blog, and these look very sweet!

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