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Gift Worthy Easter Treats

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Easter is here, and it’s time to think about making yummy Easter treats for friends, family, teachers and work buddies! I’ve got a recipe for some really yummy Chocolate Freckle Cookies that look super cute and taste as good as they look. This recipe can also be made egg-free for those of us who know people with egg allergies. But the best part is you don’t need an electric mixer! So get out the mixing bowl and roll up your sleeves, I guarantee you and your friends will love these chocolatey, freckley cookies.

To top them off, I have created some free printable Easter gift tags that you can use if you wish to give these cookies as an Easter gift. Just pop the cookies into a cellophane bag, tie with pretty ribbon and attach your tag – too easy!

* Download your FREE printable Easter gift tags here

Chocolate Freckle Cookies

makes about 18 large cookies

250g plain flour
125g butter

125g caster sugar
2 tbsp cocoa

1 egg

1 ½ tbsp milk (add 1 extra tbsp milk and omit egg if making egg-free version)
150g dark or milk chocolate, melted
hundreds & thousands

1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°C. In a medium mixing bowl, rub butter into flour until it resembles fine bread crumbs.

2. Mix in sugar and cocoa. Mix in egg and milk (or just milk if making egg-free version)
3. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Roll out to 3-4mm thick and cut into desired shapes. I’ve used a cute sitting bunny shape.

4. Place onto a tray lined with baking paper and bake for 15-20mins or until firm to touch.

5. Place on a wire rack to cool. When completely cool, spread with melted chocolate and sprinkle with hundreds & thousands (see tip below).

TIP: When it comes to decorating your cookies, I find it easiest to work with one cookie at a time. Spread the melted chocolate on, then place into a shallow, flat-bottomed container (I use a plastic food storage container). Have your hundreds & thousands in a jar and sprinkle them over the cookie straight from the jar. After you have decorated a few cookies you can tip the excess hundreds & thousands from the container back into the jar and keep sprinkling!

Cute Easter cookie cutters at Riches n Realms.



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