Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Cadbury Creme Egg Stuffed Cookies
After having been inspired by the so-called "Inception Cookie (Oreo stuffed chocolate chip)", the idea of a Cadbury Creme egg stuffed cookie suddenly occurred to me. I don't know if this is original (I am remiss in not googling it), so if not, let the real creator step forward and be credited!
I am a Cadbury egg fanatic from way back, and have been thoroughly delighted at their recent reappearance in the local markets. Using the eggs in a cookie project felt to me a fitting way to wash the bad taste of foul February out of the mouth and to herald the coming of spring.
I started with the wee versions of the creme eggs as I thought the normal sized ones might be a little difficult to work with.
As I am an awful baker (and lazy) I purchased a tube of good ol' Price Chopper brand pre-made cookie dough.
I pretty much just sliced off a couple disks of cookie dough and smooshed them around the creme egg. This resulted in fat little flying saucer shaped raw cookies.
Into the oven for 11 minutes as per the directions on the tube and they came out looking fairly successful. The cookie dough had retracted slightly from the egg, but the egg seems to have retained its creamy integrity.
After allowing the cookies to cool thoroughly, I sliced one in half.
I was pleased to see the creme egg stayed intact, somehow I thought they were going to melt into a puddle in the center of the cookie. In fact, the cookie kind of looked like a fried egg! I think it would be neat to frost the middle yellow like a yolk, but I am not that motivated on this particular date. Anyhow, I chalk this up as a success and may recreate these a little closer to Easter.