After baking lots of breads and rolls, we thought the Easter holidays would be the right time to also try something different – but still something that includes dough. We thought about all the Easter eggs you can see and buy in the shops and wanted to create something on our own such as these chocolate chip cookie dough Easter eggs.

Even if creating those is very different from baking breads and rolls, it is also a lot of fun playing around with the different textures of the coating and the core. It is a lovely little gift for Easter and also looks very beautiful on your Easter table.

Things to know before you start

Time Schedule

StepsWork timeWaiting time
Mix~10 minutes
Shape~20 minutes
Cool #115 minutes
Melt Chocolate~10 minutes
Coat In Chocolate~15 minutes
Decorate #1~10 minutes
Cool #2 (Optional)15 minutes
Decorate #2 (Optional)~10 minutes
Final Cool30 minutes

In under 2 1/2 hours you will be able to bite into one of your chocolate chip cookie dough Easter eggs.

Total ingredients

WeightIngredient
250gAll-purpose flour
200gButter
200gBrown sugar
60gWhite sugar
3gSalt
7,5gVanilla extract
150gMilk chocolate chips
200gMilk or dark couverture chocolate
200gWhite couverture chocolate
1 packageCandy sprinkles

This recipe will yield you about 24 chocolate eggs.

Difficulty

Getting the cookie dough into the right shape of an egg can be a bit tricky. Also working with chocolate needs a bit of practice to get it right. Therefore this recipe is placed in the advanced difficulty.

Baking tools

Besides a hand mixer, bowl, baking plate and parchment paper you will also need a bigger stainless steel bowl and pot for melting the chocolate.

Steps

1. Mix

WeightIngredient
200gBrown sugar
60gWhite sugar
3gSalt
200gButter – Softened
7,5gVanilla extract
250gAll-purpose flour
  • Mix brown sugar, white sugar, salt and softened butter until creamy
  • Afterwards add the vanilla extract and mix about 30 seconds further
  • Tip: If you take your butter directly out of the fridge, you can cut the butter in smaller chunks into a bowl and melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds
WeightIngredient
250gAll-purpose flour
150gMilk chocolate chips
  • Switch to dough hooks
  • Add the all-purpose flour step by step to the previous dough while mixing further
  • Afterwards add the milk chocolate chips and stir with a large silicone spatula or spoon

2. Shape

  • Prepare some plates or boxes as you will have to put the shaped chocolate chip cookie dough Easter eggs safely into the freezer
  • The whole dough will weigh about 870g of what you will be able to shape 24 pieces
  • Therefore the dough needs to be divided in small dough balls each one weighing about 36g
  • Use your hands to shape each dough ball into an egg and place it onto the prepared plates or boxes
  • Info: Getting them into the shape of an egg can be challenging so just try your best as mine also are far from looking perfect

3. Cool #1

  • Place all cookie dough Easter eggs into the freezer for 15 minutes

4. Melt Chocolate

WeightIngredient
200gWhite couverture chocolate
200gMilk or dark couverture chocolate
  • As we are going to use white and milk or dark couverture chocolate, starting with the lighter colored one is recommended if you only want to use one bowl
  • Take a pot, fill it with water and heat it up
  • When it starts boiling, lower the heat to low / medium and place a big stainless steel bowl on top
  • The bottom of the bowl should touch the water
  • Add the white couverture chocolate and stir constantly until fully melted and creamy
  • Tip: It is recommended to let the couverture chocolate melt slowly on low heat or otherwise it could burn to the bowl

5. Coat In Chocolate

  • Prepare a baking plate by covering it with parchment paper
  • Take the first 12 cookie dough Easter eggs out of the freezer and do the following:
  1. Place one egg into the chocolate
  2. Move it gently around with a spoon until all sides are coated in chocolate
  3. Carefully take it out with a fork and let some of the chocolate drip down into the bowl
  4. Afterwards place it on the baking plate
  • After you have coated all 12 eggs, melt the milk or dark couverture chocolate the same way as described under “4. Melt Chocolate” and coat the second batch of your chocolate chip cookie dough Easter eggs
  • Info: I just added the milk couverture chocolate to the rest of the white one as I didn’t want to waste it
  • Don’t worry if you still have some melted couverture chocolate left as you can either use it for additional decorating in step “8. Decorate #2 (Optional)” or create your own chocolate bar so keep it in the bowl but turn off the heat

6. Decorate #1

  • Before you start, decide if you want to have candy sprinkles on all chocolate eggs or also some with chocolate stripes
  • Decorate them by pouring some candy sprinkles on top while the chocolate on the eggs is still not hardened
  • If you decided to use candy sprinkles on all eggs you can skip step 7 and 8
  • We wanted to have a bit more variation and therefore only sprinkled 6 white and 6 milk chocolate Eggs with candy sprinkles

7. Cool #2 (Optional)

  • Place the baking plate with all chocolate eggs into the refrigerator for 15 minutes
  • As you should still have some melted chocolate in the bowl keep it melted by stirring from time to time

8. Decorate #2 (Optional)

  • Take the cookie dough Easter eggs out of the refrigerator
  • Use a spoon and dip it into the melted chocolate
  • Take it out of the chocolate and let some of it drip into the bowl back
  • In a back and forth motion, drizzle the chocolate on top of the eggs without candy sprinkles

9. Final Cool

  • Put the baking plate with all chocolate chip cookie dough Easter eggs into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes until they have hardened

Conclusion

Taste

To be honest, those eggs are extremely sweet! If you have a sweet tooth, that is just the right thing for you and you will not stop eating them.

As you can see in our pictures, we decorated ours with chocolate stripes and candy sprinkles. Of course that’s just our idea of decorating. Be creative and decorate them with whatever you like.

The core of these chocolate Easter eggs contains cookie dough, you might know this from a certain ice cream brand and can already tell that it is soo delicious! Believe us, it is not only good in ice cream but also a real treat when covered with chocolate.

Still Got Some Melted Couverture Chocolate Left?

  • If you still have some melted couverture chocolate left and don’t want to waste it, you can create your own chocolate bar
  • For example you can take a lid from a tupperware box and pour all the remaining chocolate in it
  • You can be experimental and also add some nuts, cookies, chilis or whatever you want on top
  • Put the lid into the refrigerator, let it harden for about an hour and voilá you just created your own chocolate bar

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