Cadbury Creme Egg Cookies

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I love scratch baking as much as the next person who loves scratch baking. But, sometimes we get busy and don’t really have the time to make fancy treats. Easter is on Sunday, and whether you celebrate it or not, who doesn’t love the candy and sweets? Seriously, who. So, here’s a fun and super simple little recipe you can whip up in no time for the kiddies, friends, yourself, the Easter Bunny, whoever! 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • cookie dough (I bought Sugar Cookie dough) 
  • 1 Cadbury Creme Egg per cookie (amount will depend on how many cookies you make)
  • food coloring (optional) 

The cookie dough should have all the basic baking instructions on the packaging, but usually you’ll pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, this is optional, but if you want to make your cookies more spring like, you can add some food color to the dough to give it some pizazz. Configure it however you’d like, I rolled out the dough into two pieces, blue and pink, and arranged them into one flat piece. 

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Next, take your Cadbury egg and place it in the center of the dough.

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Fold the dough around the egg to seal it up inside. 

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Place the dough on a baking sheet and pop in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookie cool on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes.

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Remove the cookie from the baking sheet to cool for a few more minutes. Then, it’s ready to eat!

Recipe friendly version:

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • cookie dough (I bought Sugar Cookie dough)
  • 1 Cadbury Creme Egg per cookie (amount will depend on how many cookies you make)
  • food coloring (optional)

The cookie dough should have all the basic baking instructions on the packaging, but usually you’ll pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, this is optional, but if you want to make your cookies more spring like, you can add some food color to the dough to give it some pizazz. Configure it however you’d like, I rolled out the dough into two pieces, blue and pink, and arranged them into one flat piece.

Next, take your Cadbury egg and place it in the center of the dough.

Fold the dough around the egg to seal it up inside.

Place the dough on a baking sheet and pop in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookie cool on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes. 

Remove the cookie from the baking sheet to cool for a few more minutes. Then, it’s ready to eat! 

Junior’s Cheesecake

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So, I recently read a Thrillist article, “15 Things You Didn’t Know About Junior’s Cheesecake“, and thought, well, I know one thing…I haven’t had it yet! And after reading the article, I was pretty impressed with some of the facts. I even almost forgot about when Diddy had his reality show band walk to Brooklyn to get him a slice. So, I figured, it was probably due time to get a slice of my own. Luckily, I didn’t have to walk to Brooklyn to get it, I could just visit the shop they have at Grand Central

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Event though they’re famous for their cheesecake, they also serve food in their restaurant and offer a variety of baked goods. But let’s be real, I’m here for the cheesecake. I also saw that Junior’s had a throw down with Eileen’s, which I’ve visited before, and…Junior’s won. Time to taste test for myself.

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I ordered their Plain Cheesecake. Holy Cow, who’s milk makes the cream cheese that makes the cheesecake. This is certainly a legit piece of cheesecake. It’s a bit dense, but, it’s rich and creamy and velvety soft. It’s perfectly sweet with this great vanilla flavor that presents itself. I also really like the bottom, they use a spongy cake, contrary to many cheesecakes with a graham crust, because, as they put it, it’s a cake, not a pie. 

The Shorts:
Name: Junior’s Cheesecake
Location: Grand Central, Main Concourse, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Uhh…yeah. Hell, I might even walk to the Brooklyn Store for it after all. 
Would I recommend it? Definitely. And if you can’t make it to NYC, you can order them online