Easter surprise inside cookies

Surprise inside cookies for Easter

Surprise inside cookies for Easter

Surprise inside cookies for Easter

Surprise inside cookies for Easter

{Easter surprise inside cookies}

Preparación: 30 min

Cooking time: 15 min

Yield: 24 cookies


    • 250 g butter, room temperature
    • 100 g confectioners’ sugar
    • 1 egg, small (40-50 g)
    • 5 g salt
    • 400 g flour
    • 1 Tahitian vanilla pod
    • red, purple, blue, green, yellow and orange gel food colouring
    • non pareils or sprinkles


  1. Start by preparing the the cookie dough. Whisk butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. With a sharp knife, slit the vanilla pod lengthways. Scrape the seeds, and then stir in vanilla seeds, salt, and egg, until combined.
  3. Fold in flour and mix. Divide the dough in 3. Reserve one portion inside a plastic bag. Then take the two remainig portions, and divide each in 3 (you should have 6 portions in total). Colour each portion using a pinch of gel edible colouring (blue, purple, green, yellow, orange and red), and roll out each portion between two sheets of parchment paper, forming a rectangle. The thickness should be adjusted depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Mine was 3.6 cm, so each layer was rolled out to a thickness of 0.6 cm. If the dough is too sticky, chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before rolling, covered with plastic wrap.
  4. Pile up six rainbow sheets brushing egg white between the sheets. And let set in the freezer for 1 hour.
  5. Slice the rainbow sheet with a knife. The width should be slightly smaller than the height of your cookie cutter. And then cut eggs using the cookie cutter. Pile up the rainbow eggs applying egg white as a glue between them, and freeze for 1 hour.
  6. Then roll out the white dough we had reserved before, and cover the egg pile. Roll to form a cylinder, and freeze for 30 minutes.
  7. Brush the roll with egg white, and roll in a bed of rainbow non pareils. Freeze again for 30 minutes
  8. Slice the dough, and freeze again, whilst preheating the oven to 160 º C (320º F)
  9. Bake using a double baking sheet for 15-20 minutes
  10. Leet cool on a wire rack, and store in an airtight container


  • I always use a double baking sheet to bake my cookies, which is the secret for a perfect browning. Using a double baking sheet, or stacking two baking sheets together avoid hot spots whilst cooking
  • I have followed Eugenie’s Kitchen idea for cooking these cookies. Please watch her video here
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Autora : Sandeea Cocina

5 Comments a “Easter surprise inside cookies”

  1. 20 March 2015, 9:36 pm - thefolia

    These are the sweetest looking cookies…I want to make them just to look at them! Happy Nesting.

  2. 22 March 2015, 4:47 am - Thalia @ butter and brioche

    Wow these cookies are incredible. The look so hard to make but in reality the recipe is quite straightforward. I definitely have to attempt the recipe!

  3. 23 March 2015, 2:21 pm - Tina | BananaBloom.com

    These are adorable!

  4. 26 March 2015, 11:00 am - tanja@the green mixer

    made them yesterday and they came out nearly like yours. The dough is a a dream to work with, very easy and didn’t spread at all (which I was worried after working it so much). I made them with all purpose flour, but I noticed afterwardsthat In the spanish recipe you write “harina de repostería”, this is cake flour, isn’t it?
    I was looking for the “quien ha hecho” menu so I can post my pics, but I can’t find it, have you removed it?

  5. 30 March 2017, 11:59 pm - Marik

    I would love to make these but cannot understand the layering and cutting of the colours at all. Does anyone have pictures on how it’s done please?

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