Here is my recipe for easy make Mini Egg Cookies for Easter. Children also love them due to the addition of chocolate mini-eggs, bags of which we have seen in all the stores. Firstly though let’s take a look at why we celebrate Easter with eggs.
Where Do Easter Eggs Originate?
The egg is an ancient symbol of new life and its origins come before Jesus’ birth. The name Easter comes from the Pagan Goddess Eostre. Pagan festivals have long been held to celebrate Spring and they had the egg and hare as symbols of Spring renewal and fertility.
Christians embraced the egg symbol and likened it to Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and his resurrection. Decorating eggs is an Easter tradition dating back to the 13th Century when residents of English villages bought eggs as a gift and would give to church as offerings on Good Friday. There is evidence these eggs were dyed, especially red. It was in the 19th Century that these eggs became something gifted to children.
During the Victorian era, Easter shifted towards family and became orientated towards children. During the 2oth Century, people began to get time off work during Easter and invested more time into celebrations thus decorating eggs.
The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th Century being solid, as the technique for mass produced molded chocolate hadn’t been devised. In 1875, Cadburys created and released the first chocolate Easter eggs which were hollow and filled with sugar almonds. Nowadays, all types of egg are available and remain a firm favourite Easter tradition.
As Easter tends to be a time for a family get-together, cooking and eating food and traditionally celebrating the end of Lent. It is nice to have some home baked treats to offer your guests.
Easter Cookies With Mini Eggs Recipe
These Easter egg cookies are really easy to make and most children will love them. The chocolate egg helps make them more desirable at this time.
This recipe bakes about 10-12 cookies….
Oven 175c/350f/gas 4
Happy Easter one and all!