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Mini-Egg Shortbread Cookies

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  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time30 mins
  • Makes3½ dozen 2-inch cookies
Mini-Egg Shortbread Cookies

These pretty spring shortbread—a recipe from Cake and Loaf Bakery in Hamilton, Ont.—stay delicious for weeks. (Just make sure to bake thoroughly so no moisture remains in the centre.)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

  • 3/4 tsp salt

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 10 oz (1 1/2 cups) mini eggs, lightly smashed

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, lightly cream the butter on medium-high speed just until it is smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Do not incorporate air into the butter. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.

  • Add the icing sugar, cornstarch, vanilla bean paste, and salt and beat on low speed, gradually increasing to medium-high speed, until the mixture is smooth and no chunks remain, 1 to 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add the flour and mini eggs and mix on low speed, gradually increasing to medium-high speed, until the flour is fully incorporated, without whipping air into the dough, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Scoop twenty-one 1½-tablespoon portions of cookie dough onto each prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between them. Gently press down on the cookies to flatten them to ¾-inch thickness. Bake, one sheet at a time, for 12 to 16 minutes, or until very lightly browned around the edges. Cool the cookies completely on the baking sheets.

Move over Cadbury, we have a new favourite mini egg. 

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Excerpted from Cake & Loaf Gatherings: Sweet and Savoury Recipes to Celebrate Every Occasion by Nickey Miller and Josie Rudderham. Copyright © 2023 Nickey Miller and Josie Rudderham. Photography and illustrations by Nickey Miller. Published by Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

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