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Double Chocolate Easter Cookies

I am a big fan of Easter, to be honest. Not necessarily because of the rabbits and everything that comes along with them. We could also celebrate with little pigs or otters if you ask me – no difference ;P I like Easter because you have a few days off, the weather is normally nice already and of course because of all the nice food that is served at those days… mmm! This year everything is different. I still wanted to have a little bit of Easter atmosphere, though. That’s why I made some delicious Double Chocolate Easter Egg Cookies…

Double Chocolate Easter Egg Cookies | Bake to the roots
Easter has basically been canceled this year for most of us. Not because of bad weather. The problem is the “lockdown” situation and all that “social distancing” that prevents most of us from celebrating Easter with friends and family. This year we have to celebrate in very small groups. In our case, it is me, my bf and my dog. No brunch with friends this time ;) We actually planned to go to the Baltic Sea, but that has been postponed indefinitely. This year we can only enjoy our terrace…
Luckily I was able to get some yeast and flour this week, so I will be able to bake a small babka or something like that. It has to be smaller than usual since only two people in this house are going to eat it. Everything has to be prepared for fewer people this year… like this smaller batch of cookies here ;) Normally I would make double the amount and give everything we don’t eat to colleagues… but not right now. Well… that’s how it is these days.
 
Double Chocolate Easter Egg Cookies | Bake to the roots
If you are in lockdown with more than one person, you might want to double everything for the cookies. Everybody else can make the small batch and nibble on the delicious result for several days ;) If you own a freezer, you can easily freeze these cookies. The decoration with the Easter eggs might look a bit weird when Easter is over, but who cares. They are delicious chocolate cookies! They are awesome all year round – with or without Easter eggs on top :P
By the way – the cookies are super chocolaty. To get that kind of fudgy texture you have to make sure they are baked the right way. Do not over-bake them! That will result in dry cookies and nobody wants that. They should be a bit soft when taken out of the oven. Don’t worry – they will firm up while cooling down.

INGREDIENTS

(9 cookies)
3.5 oz. (100g) semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1.4 oz. (40g) butter, room temperature
1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup (70g) spelt flour
1 tsp. instant espresso powder
1/2 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
3.5 oz. (100g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
some small chocolate eggs



Double Chocolate Easter Egg Cookies | Bake to the roots
 
 
Double Chocolate Easter Egg Cookies | Bake to the roots
 

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and set aside.
2. Chop the chocolate coarsely and melt in the microwave or over a pot with simmering water. Let cool down again.
3. Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl and mix until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Add the melted and cooled chocolate and mix until well combined. Mix the flour with the instant espresso powder, baking powder, and salt and add to the bowl – mix until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and fold them in. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoons to place dough portions on the prepared baking sheet – make sure you have enough space in between since the cookies are spreading quite a bit. Press some chocolate eggs into the dough portions and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set. Take out of the oven and let cool down a bit on the baking sheet – as soon as you can move them, transfer to a wire rack and let cool down completely. Some chocolate eggs tend to break when baked – if you want perfectly intact eggs on your cookies I recommend not adding them before baking but pushing them into the soft cookies the moment they come out of the oven.

 
 
 

Double Chocolate Easter Cookies
  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 00:15
  • Cook Time: 00:12
  • Total Time: 00:40
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: American

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