Egg Filled Nest Cookies

Egg Filled Nest Cookies

Perfect for Easter, but ideal for any time of year, this egg nest cookie recipe will brighten up your day. They're delicious, too. Then again, what else would you expect from cookies paired with CADBURY MINI EGGS Candy?

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner
PREP
50 min
BAKE
9 min

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories150
Calories from Fat70
Total Fat8 g12% DV
Saturated Fat4 g23% DV
Trans Fat1 g
Cholesterol15 mg5% DV
Sodium100 mg4% DV
Total Carbohydrates19 g6% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars14 g
Protein1 g
Vitamin A2% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg0% DV
Iron0% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories150
Calories from Fat70
Total Fat8 g12% DV
Saturated Fat4 g23% DV
Trans Fat1 g
Cholesterol15 mg5% DV
Sodium100 mg4% DV
Total Carbohydrates19 g6% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars14 g
Protein1 g
Vitamin A2% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg0% DV
Iron0% DV
3/4 cupbutter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks) , softened
1 cupsugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoonvanilla extract
1-1/2 cupsall-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoonbaking soda
1/4 teaspoonsalt
2 cupssweetened coconut flakes
Food color
2 cupswhite frosting (ready-to-spread or homemade)
1 to 2 bagsCADBURY Mini Eggs Candy or (12-oz. each) REESE'S PIECES Peanut Butter Pastel Eggs (10-oz. each)

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F
  • 2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Shape dough into 3/4-inch (about 1 measuring teaspoon dough) balls.* Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  • 4. Place 1 teaspoon water and 2 to 3 drops food color in resealable food storage bag. Add coconut; shake bag and coconut to evenly color coconut. (Coconut may be divided if more than one color is desired.)
  • 5. Frost cookies. Immediately sprinkle with coconut and top with 2 to 3 candy eggs. Makes about 8 dozen (1-3/4 inch) cookies.**
  • * If larger cookies are desired, roll dough into 1-inch balls. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Yield will be about 3-1/2 dozen (2-1/2 inch) cookies.
  • ** To decorate all cookies 2 bags of eggs will be needed.
  • TIP: Refrigerated sugar cookie dough or sugar cookie mix may also be used. Follow package directions for baking directions and yield.
Ingredients sitting on a table

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