Nest Cookies: These cute little cookies are easy to make, taste delicious, and are just perfect for Easter. Fill with your favorite candy. We like Reese’s Eggs!
Wow. Can you believe I actually survived my blogging hiatus? A whole week without posting. First time I have ever done that since I started blogging almost three years ago. It was actually quite refreshing. I spent the entire week with my family. We went golfing, we watched movies, we relaxed, we visited family, we made a lot of junk food, we ate out, we played at least 6 rounds of Killer Bunnies. And I didn’t feel like I had to take a single picture so I could blog about it. 😉
But I will admit that by the end of the week I started getting a little antsy. I missed my online peeps! My computer was calling to me like a bowl of ice cream calls to a girl on a diet. But I stayed strong. I resisted. I accomplished my goal. But boy am I glad to be back!!
These are one of the treats that we made this week. With Easter less than a week away, I was dying to try out some new Easter recipes. I found these nest cookies in an old cookbook by Alisa Bangerter. They turned out so stinking cute! I used Reese’s eggs, but any egg shaped candy will do. I loved the flavor the cream cheese added to the cookies. I actually saved half of the dough so I can experiment with different additions. Can’t wait to try a bunch out and share the results with you! But in the meantime, make these cute nest cookies. They are sure to brighten up your Easter festivities!
- 1 cup butter
- 8oz cream cheese
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp coconut extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Flaked coconut and green food coloring
- Egg shaped candies: Reese's eggs, Cadbury eggs, Peanut M&M's or jelly beans work great!
- Beat together butter and cream cheese till smooth. Beat in sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and extracts. Mix well. Stir in the flour and baking powder.
- Roll dough in balls (about the size of ping pongs).
- Place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Make an indentation in each one using the back of a Tablespoon.
- Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Cookies won't brown. Remove from oven and use the spoon to press down the indentation again.
- Remove to cooling racks and let cool completely.
- Mix coconut with a couple of drops of green food coloring in a small bowl with a lid. Cover and shake till coconut is tinted green.
- Fill nests with coconut, and add a few egg candies.
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