Whenever I go to my Dad's I bring treats. He loves them and I love baking for him! I wanted to make something Eastery but not too complicated. I love all the Easter cookies out there but I'm not a decorator (sigh.) I wish I were but it's sooooo hard and I don't have the patience to do all that work. So this is what we made.... M&M Cookie Cups from Something Swanky. I used the Easter M&Ms to make them look more springy. I think they are cute. (Is a cookie cute???)
M&M Cookie Cups
Source: Something Swanky
* 1 cup butter, softened
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1 tsp. salt
* 2 tsp. vanilla
* 2 cups flour
* melting chocolate
Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer. Gradually add the salt, vanilla and flour. Scoop by teaspoons into a mini muffin pan.
Push the middle down with your thumb to make a well.
Bake in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals. I put mine in a zip lock bag to melt. Then cut a small piece of the corner off and it's easy to squeeze out.
When the cookies are done, let cool slightly. Fill the wells with chocolate and top with M&Ms. Let cool completely before eating. Delish!
And... because I can't leave well enough alone... ever! I loved the chocolate but I wanted something that didn't completely harden. So we used chocolate buttercream frosting =o)
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