Sunday, April 4, 2010


Happy Easter! I love everything about this time of year: the beautiful spring weather, the colors, the produce, birds chirping in the morning, my birthday :) It's the one time in the year that I actually appreciate the color yellow; there's nothing like the friendliness of bright yellow daffodils.
Pastel colors are a must right now; it really cheers you up after all those winter blues. I always stock up on plenty of Cadbury's Mini Eggs come spring, not only do I love eating them, but they make the cutest decorations on cakes and cookies for Easter. I actually prefer the UK version of the Mini Eggs, they are more purple in color and have spots and specks on them just like birds eggs, but I couldn't get a hold of them.
We used to get so many huge Easter eggs when I was a kid from everyone, it was always a competition between us all to see who got the most. The supermarkets are absolutely filled with so many different Easter eggs this time of year in the UK.

These thumbprint cookies are very delicate and light like shortbread. They are very small, you get about two bites out of them, but they're the perfect Easter/spring treat, especially with the little mini egg on top. 
Easter Thumbprint Cookies
(makes 24)
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoons butter
Preheat the oven to 350 F.

With an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth. Beat in the flour slowly until the dough has formed.
Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place on an un-greased baking sheet and bake for 10 mins.

Then remove from the oven and press thumb prints into the center of the balls (I used the end of a utensil).

Place the tray back in the oven for a further 7-9 minutes or until lightly golden.

Allow the cookies to cool fully on a rack.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler until smooth.

Allow to cool slightly, then pour the chocolate into the cookies little thumbprints.

Add a chocolate mini egg on top for a cute Easter look.


  1. Cadbury Mini Eggs are the superior Easter candy, and these definitely look like the superior Easter cookie!

  2. I certainly wouldn't mind if the Easter Bunny left a plateful of these delights on my doorstep today! They look perfectly delicious, especially with the mini eggs nestled on top. Happy Easter!

  3. How *pretty*!!! And what a great idea! Love these!

    They look so perfect!

  4. Wow! They're stunning! So colorful. I prefer the UK mini eggs too!

  5. oh wow love these must get mum and dad to bring some!

  6. Yes, daffodils with their splash of yellow do wonders - as do your cute thumprint cookies - love the easter touch :)

  7. Happy Easter!
    They eggs were so cute. This is really perfect for Easter and the different colors of the eggs compliments with the color of the chocolate.
    Nicely done..

  8. I love thumbprints, and these are so cute! :)

  9. how cute! i love shortbread cookies and i bet those chocolate eggs provided a nice sweet crunch!

  10. Easter is definitely pastel season and it really helps brighten up my day looking at these pastel easter egg thumbprint cookies. ;D

  11. It's delightful to have these Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies especially on a spring day like this. It's a refreshing idea to have them on easter too!

  12. P.S. I for got to say thank you for the mention on twitter!

  13. So simple! Absolutely gorgeous, and much less faff than the iced efforts I slaved over. If only I'd thought of doing this!

  14. Oh, I love these cookies and I love the changes you made. Less crumbly cookies - perfect - and glad you fiddled with the chocolate recipe, taking out the corn syrup. I have to make these. They are wonderful! And yum Cadbury eggs. *sigh* don't get them in France. I love the way you use them for decoration.

  15. Ohhh these cookies are so cute! I love them!

  16. These are so pretty! you must have been popular!

  17. We thought this was a great recipe for cooking with the kids at home or at school, so we shared it on our site!

    all the best,
    Sherry + Wendy @ Kiboomu


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