Maltesers Bunny Triple Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Some of the happiest Easter memories happened in the kitchen at home. With eggs cracking, flour flying and chocolates snuck into mouths right under our mum’s nose. Hot cross buns with butter galore, crispy nest cakes made with mini chocolate eggs on top. Baking brings out your bright side – and eating once it’s finished does too.


That’s why we’ve partnered with The Pudding Pantry to bring you this delectable Triple Chocolate Cookie Recipe. Complete with Maltesers Bunnies, as it wouldn’t be Easter without them, right?

 

What You’ll Need

For the cookies:
400g plain flour  
170g unsalted butter 
200g dark brown sugar 
100g caster sugar 
1 egg + 1 egg yolk 
1 tsp baking powder  
100g chopped white chocolate  

For the ganache: 
50g double cream  
100g chopped dark chocolate  

For the decoration: 
100g melted milk chocolate 
Crushed Maltesers  
Maltesers bunnies  
 
Makes 10 cookie sandwiches. 

 

Hop to it, there are cookies to be baked

 

Before getting started, make sure to wash your hands (can we replace singing Happy Birthday with an Easter related song?) and heat your oven to 180C/350F.

Make the dough

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Cream together the dark brown sugar, caster sugar and eggs using a mixer, hand whisk or good old fashioned elbow grease. Then melt the butter and slowly pour into the egg/sugar mix. Once combined add your dry ingredients (the flour and baking powder) and finally stir in the chopped white chocolate.

Prepare the dough

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Divide the cookie dough into 20 balls. Place the dough balls on lined baking trays, pressing down with the palms of your hands to make flat cookies. Make sure you leave enough space between the cookies so they can expand, or you’ll end up with one mega cookie which also sounds delicious. Bake for 10 minutes.

Make the ganache

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Whilst the cookies bake and cool you can make the ganache. Heat the cream in a saucepan, bringing it to the boil, then pour over the chopped dark chocolate and fold together until smooth and glossy. Resist eating it right there and then, instead leave your ganache to cool until it becomes a spreadable consistency. Top tip: cover the ganache with cling film to avoid a skin forming.

Assemble the cookie sandwiches

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Using a piping bag or a spoon, spread the ganache onto 10 of the cookies bottom sides. Use the remaining 10 cookies as tops to create cookie sandwiches. To finish, melt the milk chocolate and dip the edge of the cookie sandwiches into the melted chocolate and sprinkle over crushed maltesers and add a malteser bunny. Now for the hardest part, leave to set before digging in.

Now put the kettle on and enjoy your creations. Share your Easter baking pictures with us on social media using the hashtag #BrightenUpYourDay.