Cookie Dough “Eggs”

What’s your favorite Easter candy?

Peanut butter eggs? Jelly beans? Sugar-covered marshmallow birds?
see what I did there? Reese’s and Peeps, I’d love to help market! 😉

Around Easter, my weakness is definitely anything egg-shaped. Marshmallow eggs, PB Eggs, caramel eggs, you name it. But here comes the delicious conundrum I had when thinking about what to make for The Dessert Project this week: I also love doughs/batters.

Yes, raw eggs and all (haven’t gotten sick yet! Living on the edge!)

I love cookie dough, cake batter, and sometimes even little bites of raw biscuit dough…especially if it’s Joy The Baker’s Brown Sugar Bacon Biscuits, but back to the topic at hand.

So how can I combine my love of Easter “Eggs” and doughs? Crank out some Cookie Dough “Eggs!”

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients:
– 1 tube of refrigerated cookie dough (for those of you who aren’t willing to risk salmonella like me!) or a batch of your favorite homemade dough. I chose Peanut Butter dough.
– Melting Chocolates in 2-3 different colors. I’ll be using white for the base and light blue for the drizzle. Note: my chocolate felt like revolting against itself and didn’t quite melt like I was hoping, so my decoration came out a bit sloppy. Who cares, though, right? They still are going to taste delicious!

That’s it! Two ingredients! Easy as Pie, right?

No. Pie is way more difficult, but we will cover that later.

Directions:
1. Using your hands, form small balls of dough into egg shapes. Place on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet. Freeze for at least 30 minutes or until firm.

2. Melt chocolate base color in a bowl. Submerge each frozen “egg” into the chocolate and tap off excess. Place back on parchment/wax paper. Continue until all “eggs” are dipped. Place baking sheet back in the freezer for a few minutes to let the base chocolate harden.

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3. Melt drizzling color in a bowl, then pour into a zip-top or piping bag. Cut the corner of the bag to make a tiny hole. Drizzle away. Or get fancy-pants and make lines and dots. Whatever floats your Easter boat.

4. Let chocolate harden, then place in an egg carton or this adorable egg tray from Anthropologie to serve. And if that one is in fact sold out, get this one instead!

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Yep. That just happened. Cookie dough dipped in chocolate. How do you like me now, Easter Bunny?!

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For those of you who don’t celebrate Easter, consider this just a great treat to share with friends. They can be formed into any shape for any occasion. But they are a must for anyone who loves confections and “raw” dough!

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Let me know what you think of this recipe by “liking” the post and sharing with friends! If you make them, take some pics and Instagram that stuff (or whatever)! Then post your picture in our comments section!

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