As you’ve noticed, I tend to roll out a lot of holiday content during the week before the holiday. I like for people to be searching for “Last Minute Easter Treats” and to stumble upon mine. Maybe they’ll stop for a second and say, “Well. That’s a new one!” With Peeps N’ Egg House Easter Treats and Chocolate Easter Egg Cookies, it’s more than a treat – it’s a story. It’s about playing with your food, if we’re being honest. So maybe just this once, forget what your parents said about NOT playing with your food. I play with my food, and I’m clearly killing it! Ok, not really but I need to tell you a short story.
I always think I’m invisible even though I wear super bright colors and I’m really friendly. It’s just my own mental thing. Anyway, I went to a favorite little cafe through the woods and the barista remembered me for always ordering breve lattes. Breve means that they’re made with cream instead of milk. She said that since I started coming in there and ordering my decaf, breve wonders, she started making them for herself. I smiled and said, “You know.. I’m no doctor, but I have a feeling that drinking cream instead of milk is not a terrible thing.” And she said, “Right! Like you. You’re clearly killing it.”
1 cup of Sugar
1 cup of Butter
2 beaten Eggs
1 cup of Vegetable Oil
2 teaspoons of Vanilla
1 cup of Powdered Sugar
5 cups of Flour
1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
1/4 a teaspoon of Salt
1 small jar of Nutella
1 bag of Candied Orange Slices
1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2 – Grease your cupcake pan
3 – In a large mixing bowl, mix sugars, butter, and eggs
4 – Add in oil, vanilla, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt
5 – Mix all ingredients well and roll into a ball of dough
6 – Chill in fridge for 30 minutes to an hour (and you can chill too during this time, but not in the fridge)
7 – Fill each muffin tin about halfway with cookie dough
8 – Bake for 10 minutes
9 – Immediately after removing pan from oven, use a glass or small round object to press the center of each cookie cup down
10 – Place one spoonful of Nutella into each cup
11 – Place Oreos in a food processor, and then sprinkle Nutella with OREO crumbs
12 – Cut candied orange slices in half with a knife
13 – Cut edible grass into 1 inch pieces
14 – Cut small slit in the top of each orange slice and place edible grass inside
15 – Decorate cookie cups with prepared orange slices
16 – Let cool and serve!
Makes 2 dozen cookie cups.
Also, it needs to be said that I don’t take it lightly that I think terrible thoughts about myself sometimes, and I work hard to reverse those feelings. Having an open heart and an open smile and having such conversations with baristas all help.