Nest Cookies (Sugar Cookies + Toasted Coconut)-repost
I originally posted this in April 2010, but it is such a fun idea I wanted to share it again!
Last year and this year both I made cookies that look like nests full of eggs. They are made of coconut-coated sugar cookies and peanut butter M&M's (although you can use any egg shaped candy as long as it has a hard candy coating to prevent akward melting. Here's How they turned out:
The great thing is that these cookies are super-cute, delicious, and easy! Just follow these simple steps to make your own nest cookies for Easter or spring in general (shopping tip: Easter is tomorrow, so if you are making these just for fun, you can probably find great deals on the candy during the early part if next week!)
What you need:
Ingredients for your favorite sugar cookie recipe. I like this one .
Candy eggs (I recommend ones without wrappers, or with the wrappers already removed)
What you do:
Toast some shredded coconut on a coconut sheet @350 degrees for 5-10 minutes.
Prepare your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
Make balls of dough and roll them in the coconut.
Place the balls of dough on a cookie sheet and bake according to your recipe.
Place 2-5 egg shaped candy coated pieces into the center of each cookie while it's still warm on the cookie sheet. I do this immediately after taking them out of the oven.