Good morning everyone
With Easter coming up we are all concentrating on cooking and baking goodies for the family gathering. Tomorrow afternoon, you will find me in the kitchen preparing my “homemade Cadburry creme eggs” for Easter. This week, I took time to prepare other fun and easy treats for Easter; s’mores and old-fashioned lemon sugar cookies.
- S’mores for Easter?
- Why not?
- No campfire will be necessary to enjoy these, only graham crackers, marshmallows, milk chocolate and an oven!
I would’ve preferred baking a cake or a dessert but lately I’ve been running out of ideas and time.
Now, please let me share with you how I prepared these fun Easter treats.
I choose these marshmallows for their bright, light and fun colors:
please feel free to use any color you love
Preheat your oven at 350 degrees
Place the graham crackers side by side on a baking pan and top them with marshmallows and milk chocolate squares. Don’t they look delicious?
Bake them in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes. Please keep on eye on them because the graham crackers and marshmallows can start browning very fast. When the marshmallows start to puff out, you will know it’s time to take them out of the oven. These s’mores were really easy to prepare “THIS TIME”. I’ve prepared these in the past and it was a complete disaster because I lost track of time and never noticed how badly they were burning in the oven.
You might have a better way to prepare these, if you do please feel free to share with me, as I’m always open to trying new methods.
This time, they turned out beautifully, look at them! You can see in the picture below how the marshmallows puffed out and how the edges slightly turned brown:
If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you may already know how fast we can eat treats and desserts around here. So don’t be surprised to know these only lasted a few minutes:
I loved them so much I will be preparing these for my family after Easter dinner. I’m sure my nephew will enjoy these:
Another treat I enjoy at any time of the year is; sugar cookies. The recipe I tried is from Martha Stewart; old-fashioned lemon cookies, I slightly modified the recipe and they tasted a bit better than the regular ones because of the lemon zest. Please let me share it with you:
These are the ingredients you will need:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup unsalted butter, (2 sticks), softened
- 2 large eggs
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees
Sift flour, salt and baking soda into a bowl
Add the sugar and lemon zest in the bowl of the electric mixer and mix it for about 30 seconds on medium speed
Add the butter and mix until pale and fluffy for about 1 minute:
Add 1 egg at a time and gradually add the lemon juice to the mix. As recommended in the original recipe; reduce the speed of the electric mixer and gradually add the flour mixture and mix until combined
This is how your dough should look like after mixing it:
I recommend placing your dough on a floured surface because it’s very sticky and can be hard working with it:
As recommended in Martha Stewart’s recipe, flatten dough slightly with a spatula. I flatten mine before working with the cookie cutter, it did help:
I used these 3 fun Easter shaped cookie cutters. I couldn’t find any at my local supermarket, but lucky me, I was able to find these at the dollar store in a pack of 3:
Place the cookies 2 inches apart on parchement-lined baking sheets and bake the cookies until golden for about 15 minutes:
Let them cool for about 5 minutes:
I choose to decorate mine with icing sugar:
I also used icing and candy sprinkles:
These were fun to prepare, unfortunately my son wasn’t able to help me but maybe next year we will be able to prepare these together:
Hope you will enjoy preparing your own treats for Easter!
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