Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easter Nest Cookies

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Do you have any special Easter traditions? Growing up, we didn't really have an Easter tradition. We would wake up on Easter Sunday, revel in the awesomeness left by the Easter Bunny and head to church. Once we returned, we were allowed to dig into our bounty and the rest of the day was spent quietly with the family. I can't really remember any Easter desserts my mom would make; maybe it's because I was going through the day on a sugar high daze, LOL. Now that I have kids of my own, I try to make the week before Easter fun. Whether it's making cute and fun Easter Desserts, or colouring eggs; I try to incorporate some family time into our pre celebration week.

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Life Made Delicious made my search for fun Easter treats a snap. Not only do they have an Easter top 10, they also have a great collection of fun and colourful desserts, perfect for the occasion. I decided to go with these cookies, since I had all the ingredients in my pantry. They were a snap to make and Queenie had a blast helping me roll the dough, for the cookies. While she samples all the colours of coconut, I frosted our cookies, after they had cooled. Insisting she needed to taste every colour of jelly bean and Mini Egg, we slowly assembled our nests and commented about how beautifully they had turned out. Not only are these pretty, they are pretty tasty too!

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Easter Nest Cookies
Adapted from Life Made Delicious

1 pouch Betty Crocker* Sugar Cookie Mix
1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
1/3 cup (75 mL) butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1 tub Betty Crocker* Whipped Fluffy White Frosting
1 cup (250 mL) flaked coconut
Food colour
Jelly beans (I also used Mini Eggs) 

Heat oven to 375ºF. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, butter and egg until dough forms. 

Shape dough into 24 (2-inch) balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. 

Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. 

Frost cookies. Add coconut to a 1-quart resealable food-storage plastic bag. Add 2 to 3 drops food colour, shaking bag to blend colour. It may be necessary to add 1 to 2 teaspoons water to help disperse the colour evenly or additional food colour until desired colour is reached.

Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon coconut onto each cookie. Top with jelly beans.

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10 comments:

The Daily Smash said...

so cute I love these.

Betty Martha said...

mmmmm my kryptonite....mini eggs!

Lyndsay Wells said...

Cindy, these are beautiful. You are inspiring me big time this Easter!

Krista said...

These are too cute! Perfect for big kids and little kids alike! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & a Happy Easter! ~EMM

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Easter was a lot of fun when I was a kid too - I remember one year the Easter bunny left me a huge bunny rabbit filled with pink popcorn! I think it was bigger than I was. I always liked going to church in my best clothes and with little white gloves on!

These Easter Nest cookies are gorgeous, and I love that they are easy to make too. They would be a fun project to do with kids as well!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

These are too cute! Have a wonderful Easter :)

Alea Milham said...

These are adorable! Have a lovely Easter!

Tara @ Crock-Pot Ladies said...

I love these! Are they still like a ball when they bake or are they flattening out? They look pretty thick in your picture still so trying to get a sense of how they would look.

Cindy Hunwhatsfordinner said...

Tara, they flatten out some, but aren't very thin. These are good substantial cookies, LOL.

Lucy T said...

These are so fun!! I've included them in my Easter sweet roundup! Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Dishes!