We Got Your Easter Baking Plans!
At DŌ HQ our cookie bombs are a year-round favorite, but if you ask me, they taste just a little bit better when they look festive, too. We’re giving you our coveted Easter cookie bomb recipe so you can make your own this Easter and have the whole family gushing over how dōlicious these are!
Something for the little ones too! We’re fans of eating what we make so we’re super excited to share our new Easter cookie decorating kit so they can have some fun decorating cookies instead of eggs this year! Check it out here.
Happy baking! Don’t forget to share your creations with us @cookiedonyc!
For the Cookie Dough
- 3 cups + 2 tbsp heat-treated all purpose flour (directions on page of 31 of Hello, Cookie Dough OR purchase it here)
- 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 sticks (18 tbsp) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pasteurized egg whites, at room temperature
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
For The Filling
- 1/3 cup Nutella
- 1/3 cup pastel sprinkles (or whatever you have)
For Cookie Dough Buttercream
- 2 sticks (16 tbsp) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp milk or heavy cream, the higher the fat content the better
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 cups reserved cookie dough
- Gel food coloring (pink, yellow, or whatever you have)
- 3 piping bags
Make cookie dough. In a medium bowl, whisk together the heat-treated flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the granulated and brown sugars and mix on medium until light and fluffy; about 4 minutes. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the bowl. Add the egg whites and vanilla and mix until fully incorporated, about 2 minutes.
Add half of the flour mixture and mix on low just until the powdery texture of the flour disappears, about 15 seconds. Immediately add the rest of the flour mixture and mix until combined. Scrape the bowl and mix a final 15 seconds.
Remove the bowl from the mixer and use a rubber spatula to fold in the chocolate chips. Remove 2 cups and set aside.
Refrigerate the remaining dough for 1 hour, or until it is easy to handle and no longer sticky. Once chilled, divide the dough into 13 even portions. Use your hands to shape the portions into balls and freeze for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place 12 liners in a cupcake pan.
Remove 12 cookie dough balls from the freezer (leave 1 remaining) and use your thumbs to press into the middle of each ball, forming each into a nest or bowl shape in the palm of your hand. Fill each hole with 1 heaping teaspoon of Nutella (or sprinkles). Once filled, use your fingers to pinch the cookie dough over the Nutella to form a seam. Roll the balls in your hands until the seam disappears. The Nutella will be completely concealed in the middle of the ball. Place the stuffed cookie dough balls into the cupcake liners.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. The bombs will look like a set cookie with golden brown edges when they are done. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
While the bombs cool, make the Cookie Dough Buttercream using the reserved cookie dough. Transfer to a piping bag.
Make the cookie dough buttercream. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium speed for 3 minutes, until light, fluffy, and completely smooth. Add the vanilla, milk, and salt and mix until combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
With the mixer on low, add the confectioner’s sugar 1⁄2 cup at a time. Once incorporated, turn the mixer to high and let the frosting get super light and fluffy. This will take at least 5 minutes. The frosting will become lighter in color as air is whipped into it.
Break the dough into quarter-size chunks. With the mixer running on medium, add about 1 cup of the chunks to the frosting a few at a time. Mix on medium until all the chunks are added, then turn the mixer to high and mix until the chunks disappear and are completely blended into the frosting.
Turn the mixer on low and drop the remaining 1 cup chunks into the frosting. Mix until just incorporated. You want that last cup of chunks to keep their shape so there are surprise cookie dough bites throughout your frosting.
Divide buttercream in half. Add 2-3 drops of food coloring to each bowl of buttercream and mix until color is fully incorporated. Fill two piping bags, one with each color. Cut a hole in each bag, 1 inch from the tip. Place both piping bags side by side together into a third piping bag. Cut a whole in the third piping bag.
Once the bombs are completely cool, pipe the buttercream onto each cookie bomb, forming a large, multi-colored three-tiered dollop. Garnish with the remaining cookie dough ball by pulling off small chunks and topping each bomb off with a small piece. Feel free to top with additional sprinkles as well.
Serve and enjoy!