Wafers are round flat disks of confectionery coating that are available in different flavors and colors. They can be found in the baking section of many supermarkets or party stores. If you can not find wafers white chocolate coating can be used and colored with food coloring. Follow the directions on the coating package for melting and coloring.
Product: Easter Recipes - Cooking in the Classroom
Category: Easter Dessert Ideas - Easter Desserts
Easter Egg Peanut Butter Cookies
1 C of smooth peanut butter
1 C of margarine
1 C of firmly packed brown sugar
2 t vanilla
3 C of flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 lb. dark chocolate coating wafers
1/4 lb. light chocolate coating wafers
1/4 lb. white chocolate coating wafers
1/4 lb. violet chocolate coating wafers
1/4 lb. pink chocolate coating wafers
Place the peanut butter into a large mixing bowl.
Add the margarine and beat with an electric mixer on low until creamed.
Gradually beat in the brown sugar until well combined.
Add the eggs and continue beating until the eggs are well combined.
Add the vanilla and continue beating until all the ingredients are combined well.
Sift together in a separate bowl the flour, salt and cinnamon.
Blend the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture until completely combined.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate for one hour.
Allow the oven to heat to 375 degrees.
Shape the dough into thick egg shapes.
Place the shapes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 minutes.
Remove and place on a wire rack to cool.
Place each of the wafers in separate microwave safe glass bowls.
For each type place the bowl in the microwave on the defrost setting.
Microwave 1 minute then remove and stir well.
Return to the microwave and still using the defrost setting, heat the wafers at 30 second intervals, stirring after each cooking time until completely melted.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.
Dip each cookie, bottom only, into the desired color.
Place on the prepared cookie sheet and allow the bottoms to harden.
When the bottoms have harden place the egg cookie on a spoon.
Dip the cookies into the melted wafer mixture to completely cover being sure to tap the spoon on the side of the bowl to release any excess coating.
Place the egg bottom side down on the prepared cookie sheet.
Allow the eggs to set until the coating has cooled and hardened.
Decorate the eggs with Easter sugar decorating novelties including ducks, rabbits, chickens and flowers.