Easter Egg Cookies Filled with Candy

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I love a good surprise. I also love a yummy decorated cookie, so when you take both of those elements and create this idea of a cookie with a surprise of candy tucked  and hidden inside I’m all about making them. Cookies like these have intrigued me since peeking at these candy filled pinata cookies  some time back and  I have been anxious to make my own version ever since.

As most SAHM know that finding time to do anything for yourself, can at times be a tough. For me as soon as I sit down, someone wants juice, or crackers or a movie on or just me in general. It becomes a challenge to find the time I need to actually pull these ideas from the constant buzz of ideas inside my head to create them. 

These candy filled Easter egg cookies were actually the first version of these cookies I made, even before I made the Pot of Gold version for St. Patrick’s day. That  idea was born as I was working on these and since St. Patty’s day tends to come before Easter,  I posted that one first.

Before I get into the whole shabang, about how I made them I need to insert a small bit of information here. Typically when I make decorated sugar cookies I use Royal Icing to decorate them. I also use Royal Icing when I make sugar toppers for cupcakes like these or these..

But I get a lot and I mean a lot of emails asking me about Royal icing; what is is, how to make it, where to buy it and sometimes just complaints about it. I personally love using it and working with it, as I find it to be unlimited in it’s creative possibilities, but lets be real for a moment.

Preparation, coloring and discovering what the proper consistency can be a bit time consuming for the person using it for the first time. It does even for people like me that have worked with it more. So I have a solution…..for me and for you, for right now. Because as much as I love it, finding the time to prepare it is next to impossible right now and that is at this moment  in time like a sharp pin popping my balloon of creativity.

But I found alternative that can suffice for the time being….ready …wait for it….. Betty Crocker Cookie Icing, you can find it at most grocery stores.

It is not Royal Icing, so it’s not for fine detail, it’s has more of a glaze consistency and never dries as hard as Royal Icing does. But for easy to do quickie decorating it totally works. It colors very easily and the consistency is perfect for outlining, filling and a bit of detail work as long as it’s not so intricate. Its a great alternative a pinch

Now moving on.These cookie were made using an amazing vanilla sugar cookie recipe from LilaLoa.com. As I have mentioned before these are my absolute favorite Vanilla Sugar Cookie as of the moment. If your up to making the dough try her recipe. But if your not feeling that adventurous, go buy some sugar cookie dough at the store, although they most likely won’t hold there shape so perfectly after baking.

This is what you will need…

  • Egg Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Royal Icing or Betty Crocker Cookie Icing 
  • Colored chocolate melts (You could just use this to decorate if you wanted)
  • Gel food coloring to color you icing.
  • Decorating Bags or small plastic baggies
  • Decorating tips/couplers
  • Miniature candies to fill cookies with.
  • Wax Paper

Roll out your sugar cookie dough and cut out your shapes using the egg cookie cutters.  Each cookie is comprised of three parts, so make sure you cut enough cookies out of the dough to be able to assemble them at a later time. Keep two whole and cut a small hole in another (using whatever works.)

Bake the cookie according to recipe directions and allow them to fully cool, before you move onto the next steps. After they are fully cooled you can get ready to assemble them. First I decorated the the tops of the cookies using the cookie icing. I colored the icing I was using a very light pink color. Pipe a nice line around the cookie and let it set.

Do this for every cookie and by the time you finish you can go back and fill in each cookie.You will need to let these sit and dry for a bit before adding in the additional details on top of the cookie.

After they have formed a nice crust on top, if you want to decorate it more you can do so. I used white icing and made a few designs on top of the cookie, to make it a bit more interesting. I started with a zig…

 
And added a little zag….
 
And finished it off with some curve lines and dots Add what you wish here..use your imagination 🙂

I let the decorated tops dry overnight, but I’m sure a few hours would suffice it you need them faster then that. To put the entire cookie together, get the rest of the pieces and begin assembling them. I used white chocolate candy melts to attach the pieces, because I knew it would dry hard and keep it all together. I just added a bit to the bottom part of the middle layer cookie.

And attached it to the bottom piece.

Let it set up and then the fun begins as you can now fill it with candies! Just don’t overfill it as you won’t be able to attach the top. I used these fun pastel colored hard candies, that my kids call marbles.

Now add the top, I also used melted white chocolate here as well to keep it all together. How pretty!

Let them fully set up before you start doing fun stuff, like cracking them open.

 
I love how those little candies look spilling out of the cookie!
 
 
An easy and hopefully fun filled way to brighten up an ordinary cookie and make it a bit more special for  Easter!
 
Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!
 
 
 
 

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Bunny Patch Raisin Wrappers

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am the first to admit that I make a lot of sugar laden treats. But just because I do, doesn’t mean I feed it to my children on a regular. In fact I try to give them next to nothing when it comes to sweets, because I would rather they develop a taste for other things. But I am not martyr here and they do enjoy treats now and again in moderation. When ever I get a chance I try to offer a healthier choice and these raisin box wrappers were a perfect opportunity to take an ordinary box of miniature raisins and transform them into a cute and easy Easter themed treat! I am also well aware that raisins have a lot of natural sugars, so please don’t feel the need to educate me mmmmkay!  

The box of raisins I used contained 0.5 oz of product and they had a few different brands at the store…all of the mini versions seemed to follow the same sizing standard. So all you need to do it print and cut out the images an attach them in the back using tape, double sided tape or glue of some sort.

There are 6 images per page and can be printed on any standard size 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. Since they are wrapped around something, I would suggest using regular old printing paper a opposed to card stock, since it is a bit on the thicker side and may not fold as seamlessly!

Please follow the link to print out the images!

Bunny Patch Raisin Box Wrappers

 I hope you enjoyed this post! And stay sweet my creative peeps!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
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Easter Bunny Cupcake Wrappers {{Free Printable}}

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Looking for a cute way to brighten up you Easter desserts, then this may just be an idea for you!

All wrappers can printed out on a standard sheet of 8-1/2 x11 paper. You can use regular old printing paper, but for sturdier wrappers I would suggest using a thicker type of card stock that can be purchased at most craft stores by the sheet or packages.

There are a few versions of the wrapper available, so click on the one that most suits your needs.

Miniature Blue Gingham

 

Miniature Brown Gingham

Standard Size Blue Gingham 

All you need to do is print the amount you would like, cut them out and attach the ends using tape or glue of some sort. For the feet just fold them up after you cut them out!

Be prepared for people to ooohhh and aaaahhhh over the cuteness factor!!

For other free printables, please check out the Printable Tab!

What will you use these for?? Cupcakes, candy baskets, let me know your thoughts!!

 

 

 

 

 

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