Baking with Kids | Easter Maltesers Cookie Cups

Easter-inspired mini Maltesers bunny cookie cups
Easter-inspired mini Maltesers bunny cookie cups
In true Easter style, I decided to bake not one, but three different kinds of sweet treats and two will be appearing on the blog. First up, we have these gorgeous cookie cups, which I decided to top with mini Maltesers bunnies. But you can use anything you have lying around – Mini Eggs, those small Cadburys eggs or even Lindt animals. And who says you have to limit it to Easter? You can use this recipe and top with any form of confectionary you like.

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, but these cups are even more delicious. They are so gooey, almost like raw cookie dough, but they are definitely cooked and safe to eat. Plus, they’re super simple to make with kids too. Alfie enjoys pouring in ingredients and mixing.

This recipe makes 12, and I have the lovely Sophie to thank for sharing her recipe – although I adapted it slightly!

Ingredients

  • 115g butter 
  • 100g brown sugar 
  • 55g caster sugar 
  • 1 medium egg 
  • 240g plain flour 
  • ½ tsp baking powder 
  • 100g milk chocolate chips/chunks 
  • 12 Maltesers mini bunnies (I only had 10 – two packs – so used Mini Eggs in the remaining two cups)

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C fan 
  • Line a muffin/cupcake tray with cases (I used my silicone ones) 
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars together 
  • Break the egg into the mixture and beat until well mixed 
  • Add in the flour and baking powder. Mix well 
  • Fold in the chocolate chunks, ensuring they are evenly distributed 
  • Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 12-15 minutes (a shorter time will give a gooier texture) 
  • Top each cup with a mini Maltesers bunny. If using Mini Eggs, or similar, create a well using the back of a teaspoon or small glass (like a shot glass) and fill 
  • Transfer to a wire rack. If using silicone moulds, allow to cool thoroughly before turning out, as the chocolate will be warm, and the bunnies may lose their shape. And enjoy!

These were a huge hit with everyone. I even gave some to my neighbour and sent her the recipe. I’ll definitely make these again, and maybe even experiment with different flavour combinations and treats!

Love, Lucy xx

*First made together Saturday 3rd April 2021

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