What my degree in IPE didn't teach me about baking, DIY, fitness, and life…
It’s time for another edition of Tempting Tidbit Trials, this time with Katrina’s Cadbury Cream Cookie Cups. They were featured on Temptation Tuesdays way back in 2012, but somehow I didn’t get around to trying them. This was obviously a major oversight that I didn’t want to make again this Easter season and so I put them on my Top Ten Tempting Tidbits list, making them a New Year’s resolution. I’m so glad I did! The filling really does taste like Cadbury Cream Eggs (which if you’ve been reading for awhile, you’ll know is a definite favourite!!!).
And since you can make them with any cookie recipe you choose, there’s huge space for personalisation, something else I love! And now on to the trial. I made these cookie cups with The Perfect Cookie Base, another tempting tidbit trial. For a whole recipe, you start by baking your cookies in muffin tins, but since I was only doing a partial recipe, I just added a couple of silicon cups to my cookie tray.
With the cookies in the oven, it was time to mix up the cream. It’s deceptively simple. I say deceptively because if you look at the ingredient list on the back of a cream egg, you’d never guess that you could replicate it with so few ingredients. This is one of the things I love about copycat recipes – you get your favourite treats, without so much of the fake stuff.
As you can tell from the blue egg filling, I may have looked in the cupboard only to discover I was out of yellow food colouring. No matter, it was just going to have to be a
green blue eggs and ham kinda day. =p With the cookies done, it was time to make them ready for their filling. I used a spoon to create a crater and then came the hard part – waiting for them to cool!
I think the greatest praise I can give it, is to say that it really really does taste like a Cadbury Cream Egg. I was skeptical at first, but it does, it really does. I love the idea of adding that cream to a cookie. The tastes complement each other nicely. Sure, it’s a lot of sugar, but you knew that when you read the name. My verdict – 2 big thumbs up!