What do you do for Easter?
Growing up, we never had Easter baskets filled with money and candy. And my mom never coordinated Easter egg hunts. I think Latino humans don’t do that; mainly because Easter is super serious business. There’s no time for mascots and games. He has risen! You know?
Instead we’d have lots of cooking and family over and we’d always, always go to mass. It was the most crowded long mass of the entire year and usually I was dreaming about the free donuts that they’d hand out in the parking lot.
And when we’d get home, I’d happily change out of my often-times-dressy outfit and put on shorts and a t-shirt and start eating. It was always the best day ever and I’m sort of excited about maybe having a bit of an Easter brunch next weekend. We shall see if I can get it together…
What did you all growing up doing (if at all)?
I’ve been busy planning out the rest of April and May, trying to get ahead of the game a bit in terms of work. I’m not sure why exactly, it’s not like I have some sort of crazy trip planned or anything but when I’m in the mood for work and am energized, I realize I have to seize it.
In other news, let’s talk about this cookie! It’s so simple and easy to throw together. It’s a basic, simple chocolate chip cookie recipe with chopped up Cadbury eggs folded into the dough and then I put it all in a cast iron skillet.
It’s a big gigantic Easter cookie that can be whipped up in in no time. I hope you give it a try and have a very relaxing weekend.
I’m trying one last time to give these cappuccino cupcakes a go and then I have some social events to go to—fun-ish!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 10-ounce bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs, roughly chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 10-inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the butter, dark brown sugar and white granulated sugar. Cream the butter and sugar together until it's light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until thoroughly combined.
- In two batches, add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture until flecks of flour are no longer visible, being careful not to over mix the batter. Fold in the chopped Cadbury Mini Eggs.
- Pour the dough into the prepared skillet. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 20 to 22 minutes, until golden brown and the center is soft to the touch. Allow the big cookie to cool completely in the skillet before cutting it into slices. If you can’t wait until it’s room temperature, not the worst thing! It’ll just be super soft and crumbly. Serve cookie slices with glasses of cold milk.