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18 March 2013

Caramel cookie cups






It's not long until the Easter Bunny will be arriving and I have been trying to think of some alternative ways to use Easter treats to make some yummy goodies for the Mini Mes lunchboxes.

This recipe can be used in several different ways to create various styles of delicious cookies. They are seriously tasty and quick to make, your little chefs can join in too!





Ingredients

120g butter
100g light brown soft sugar (we used muscovado)
120g caster sugar
1 egg
220g self raising flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 bags of Cadbury Caramel Mini Eggs (approx 200g)






Method


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
Cream together the butter with the sugar then mix in the egg and vanilla extract and sStir in the flour to create a soft dough
Scoop out a heaped tablespoon of the mixture, flatten it slightly in your hand then add a mini caramel egg to the centre before folding the dough around the egg to make a ball.
Repeat this process until all of the dough has been used
Place each ball in a section of a cupcake tray and place in the oven for around 10-15 minutes, until they are lightly browning on top.
Allow to cool slightly.

Scoff!

These are great just how they are but they are lovely with caramel or chocolate flavoured frosting or served warm with ice cream.

An alternative method:
To make normal cookies with a chocolate and caramel centre, instead of placing the eggs within a ball of cookie dough you can place one in the centre of a tablespoon of dough and place flat onto a baking tray.


*This is my entry into the #CPFamilyBreaks competition with Tots100 and CenterParcsUK*
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56 comments

  1. Your recipe sounds delectable! Thank you for stopping by pret-a-vivre.com

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  2. My god they look good. *drooling*

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  3. Those look so good! I've been meaning to try baking with Cadbury eggs!

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  4. Oh my goodness, they look amazing. Now all of a sudden my cup of tea sitting next to me is looking very lonely, one of those would go perfectly! Yum!

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  5. Why haven't I thought of this before? Great idea!

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  6. ooooooh how yummy! i bet they were delicious all ooozy with caramel! thanks for linking up x x

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  7. WOW! These look mighty delicious. I think I will have to try these. Thanks for joining in with my Easter Linky. xx

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  8. OMG I am melting! Lovely recipe thanks!

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  9. Another easy and fab recipe. Thanks.

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  10. These look DELICIOUS!! Can't wait to try them, thank you!

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  11. Quick and easy recipe, will have to try this with my daughter x

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  12. Made these yesterday and they taste wonderful thank you!

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  13. I'd like to make these today. I still have loads of little Easter eggs.

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  14. A very ingenious design.

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  15. Ooooh yummy, can't wait to try these

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  16. oh I have def got to try these out!!!!

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  17. OMG...these look amazing!!!

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  18. These look so great ... I am drooling here and it is only 8AM!

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  19. what a fab idea, I will be making these!

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  20. Yum, got me thinking of Easter already, gotta try these with the kids.x

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  21. omg these look amazing, I am actually bookmarking the page, but can you imagine them with mini cream eggs mmmmm

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  22. Such a simple yet genious idea to put the eggs inside.

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  23. wow! these look fab! i'm definitely going to try these!

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  24. We made these at the weekend and they were gone within 24 hours! So tasty!

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  25. I can't wait to make these, thanks for the recipe!

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  26. It would be a fight to get the chocolate off the children but it might just be worth it with this lovely receipe.

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  27. We made these following the recipe and they were lovely. A firm favourite now.

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  28. Makes me hungry just looking at them.

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  29. These look amazing and great idea to use mini eggs

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  30. Great idea. I have done this with cakes and chocolates before, next Easter it will be mini eggs! Love them.

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  31. These look delicious, I am going to try them and replace the mini eggs with Rolos! I will let you know how it turns out!

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  32. Oh these look sooooo yummy!!!! I need to make these. thankyou for sharing

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  33. Layla Thomas16/11/2015, 21:31

    Those sound amazing, I think I'll try something similar at Christmas.

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  34. Drooling just looking at the pics!

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  35. This look amazing, thanks for the recipe x

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  36. they look and sound yummy

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  37. Claire Elizabeth Noke25/02/2016, 19:48

    Ciara (my eldest) would love these .... xx

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  38. Oh wow, this looks so good

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  39. These look great perfect for making with my grandchildren :)

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  40. Look yummy. My OH and son would love these as creme eggs their favourite too

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  41. Lovely, I bet they taste yummy

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  42. these look awesome but just looking at the I can feel a diabetic coma coming on

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  43. Wow! I thought I'd tried baking most types of cookie but never tried these. Yummy. Thanks!

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