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Cheesecake Eggs with Shortbread Soldiers | @hbharvest

Well, I’m back for round two this week with these crazy fun and delicious cheesecake eggs! I can’t really say they’re completely breakfast food, but then hey, why not?!?! Cheesecake for breakfast sounds pretty good to me, so I’m going with it! This recipe comes from Aimee Twigger’s new book Love, Aimee x. When I received Aimee’s book a few week ago, I opened it up and was kind of blown away by these eggs. I mean, how cute and how perfect for Easter?!? I knew I had to recreate them and share them with you all. However, this is not the only incredible recipe in Aimee’s book, if you love sweet treats, I highly recommend getting a copy for yourself. It’s filled with baked goodies, homemade snacks and things like churros with dulce de leche and banana doughnuts. Yes oh yes!!

Can I just say something though??? Ok two things actually. One I can’t believe February will be over come Tuesday, and two, does anyone else find it completely annoying that Easter is happening in March this year??

Easter in March is no good for me (why can’t we just go off the Julian calendar like the Eastern Orthodox Christians do, then Easter would NEVER fall in March!). How am I supposed to tell you guys about St. Patrick’s Day and Easter when they’re only a week apart. UGH. Plus, I always think of Easter as a super springy holiday, and lets be honest, the weather is typically not super springy by the end of March. OK and I may be just a bit upset as well because I get my wisdom teeth pulled one week before Easter…I better recover FAST, because you know I need to eat that Malley’s chocolate Easter bunny my mom will be buying me. It’s a must!

Anyway, I am beyond excited about these cute little cheesecake eggs with shortbread soldiers. I honestly couldn’t think of anything cuter to make for an Easter Brunch dessert. I filled mine with a little Nutella and a little lemon curd. Just add some shortbread for dipping and you have the ultimate easy + fun treat!

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Cheesecake Eggs with Shortbread Soldiers.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 12 Eggs
Calories Per Serving: 390 kcal

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  • 12 eggshells with the top 1/4 of the shell removed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lemon curd or marmalade OR Nutella



  • Save the eggshells from breakfast or any baked goods you have made and pull out the filmy part from your eggshells. Wash them in boiling water to kill any germs and then allow them to air dry.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the heavy cream, cream cheese and powdered sugar. Using an electric mixer, whip the mixture until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the zest of half a lemon. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag or ziplock bag with the corner snipped off. Pipe the cheesecake mixture into each eggshell. Spoon on some lemon curd or marmalade to make the "yolk" OR just use Nutella. 🙂 Keep stored in the fridge.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a food processor add the sugar, salt and flour and pulse to combine. Add the butter and mix until it starts to come together into a dough ball. Press into small, 8x8 inch baking dish. Slice into rectangles and prick each biscuit with a skewer, then place in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cut along the lines that were sliced before baking. Let the shortbread cool.
  • Dip the shortbread into the eggs and eat!


*Slightly adapted with permission from Aimee Twigger's [Love, Aimee x |].
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Cheesecake Eggs with Shortbread Soldiers | @hbharvest

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  1. These mess with my head so much! I am always so easily confused but sweet food made to look savoury and vice-versa 🙂

    I bet these are delicious and Aimee’s book looks wonderful.

  2. These are such a great idea for Easter! They look so delicious, so cute and so realistic – I can’t wait to try them! What did you sprinkle on top of the ones with lemon curd? It makes them look so much like real soft-boiled eggs.

  3. I have never heard anyone call bread cut into thin strips to dip into eggs “soldiers” other than my mother! You definitely brought back memories of my mom making boiled eggs that we would eat from an egg cup and dip toasred soldiers into them. Do you know where this term comes from?

  4. What am absolutely gorgeous idea! I’m definitely tricking the little one with this! Perfect for Easter AND April Fools! Thank you! x

  5. This is ingenious. It’s like a top shelf Cadbury egg. Plus, man do I love shortbread with anything. Thanks for the inspiration, yet again!

  6. Yey these look so good thankyou so much for making them and sharing the recipe I’m so glad you like my book xxx

  7. Such a cute easter brunch dessert idea! So clever, I can’t get over it! Loooove anything with shortbread anyway.

  8. Omg, I was thinking the same thing about Eater this year so I’m so glad it’s not just me. These cute little sweets are completely acceptable for the starting meal of the day in my book. Can’t wait to do this!

  9. Love this Tieghan!!!! That’s so perfect that you’re doing this recipe. I’ll be giving away 2 copies of Aimee’s book next week. It’s super stunning isn’t it. Stunning photos as usual!!!!

  10. Tieghan, these look absolutely amazing! I really can’t wait to give this a try. And it’s so perfect for when there are guests over too! Now, I have to check out Aimee’s book. Thanks for the recommendation! Have a great rest of the weekend!