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Egg Filled Nest Cookies Recipe

Egg Filled Nest Cookies

Prep Time: 50 Minutes

Skill Level: Beginner

Recipe Rating


  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Food color
  • 2 cups white frosting
  • 1 to 2 bags (10-oz. each) CADBURY Mini Eggs Candy or (12-oz. each) REESE'S PIECES Peanut Butter Pastel Eggs


  • 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.
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Ratings & Reviews

    Flavor is good, but the cookies DO NOT turn out like the picture. They are incredibly flat!! Also, only got 3 dozen from recipe. I was going to take these to a ladies sewing group for an Easter treat, but ended up not taking them, as I was expecting a fluffier cookie. Again, flavor was just fine, as had no complaints from the family.
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