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Bird’s Nest Cookies Are Cute Easter Desserts

Birds nest cookies are a delightful dessert to make for Easter. Not only are they incredibly easy to make, but they are bright, colorful and the kids are going to absolutely love them.  The only difficulty will be keeping little hands away from eating all of them too quickly!

Birds Nest Cookies are easy to make, they look awesome and they taste delicious. These are a winner for the kids so are the perfect dessert choice for Easter.  They are also are great for some quick and easy gift ideas.

Bird’s nest cookies make easy party food and can be made following our basic chocolate cookie recipe.

After the cookies have been made, the nest is simply added with icing and coconut, and filled with your favourite kind of mini eggs.  Then hey presto….you are done!

Birds Nest Cookies are easy to make, they look awesome and they taste delicious. These are a winner for the kids so are the perfect dessert choice for Easter.  They are also are great for some quick and easy gift ideas.

These cookies will look adorable on any dessert table and will brighten up any space.  For these cookies I used jelly beans to give a vibrant color, but also to provide a different taste on the palate. Mini chocolate eggs would however also work just as well if you would rather stick with chocolate.

If you would like some fun in the kitchen, let the kids help you out with baking them.  They will love decorating the bird’s nest cookies and creating different colour combinations.

Birds Nest Cookies are easy to make, they look awesome and they taste delicious. These are a winner for the kids so are the perfect dessert choice for Easter.  They are also are great for some quick and easy gift ideas.

Birds Nest Cookies are easy to make, they look awesome and they taste delicious. These are a winner for the kids so are the perfect dessert choice for Easter.  They are also are great for some quick and easy gift ideas. How To Make Birds Nest Cookies

Bird’s Nest Cookies Are Cute Easter Desserts

Bird’s Nest Cookies Are Cute Easter Desserts

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 ½ tbsp boiling water.
  • Shredded coconut
  • Jelly beans or mini chocolate eggs

Instructions

1: Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth, then beat in the egg. Gradually stir in the sifted ingredients to form a soft dough. Divide the dough into 2 pieces, flatten and wrap in cling film. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Tip: If you don’t have time to refrigerate you can place in the freezer for 15-30 minutes. Trust me, you don’t want to skip this step otherwise you bake cakes not cookies!!

2: Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C (375 degrees F). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch in thickness and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place the cookies onto grease proof paper on your baking tray.

3: Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow the cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

4: When cooled, make the icing by mixing the icing sugar with vanilla essence and water and place around the edge of the cookies using a piping bag. Cover the icing with coconut, and fill with your chosen eggs.

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Birds Nest Cookies are easy to make, they look awesome and they taste delicious. These are a winner for the kids so are the perfect dessert choice for Easter.  They are also are great for some quick and easy gift ideas.

Birds Nest Cookies are easy to make, they look awesome and they taste delicious. These are a winner for the kids so are the perfect dessert choice for Easter.  They are also are great for some quick and easy gift ideas.

Love this idea and looking for some other treats to bake with the kids this Easter?  How about some delicious honey joys, which can also be made into adorable bird’s nests filled with eggs.

Do you have kids that would enjoy making these birds nest cookies?

Birds Nest Cookies are easy to make, they look awesome and they taste delicious. These are a winner for the kids so are the perfect dessert choice for Easter.  They are also are great for some quick and easy gift ideas.

Perhaps you don’t have kids, but you would like to bring out the kid inside of you.  Either way, make these bird’s nest cookies and you wont be disappointed.  What do you think, are you tempted?

Need some more Easter inspiration?  Follow our Easter Pinterest board and you will never be short of ideas!

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Catherine

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7 Responses to Bird’s Nest Cookies Are Cute Easter Desserts

  1. Aimee @ ShugarySweets March 25, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    These are adorable Catherine!! LOVE.

    • Catherine Holt March 25, 2013 at 9:42 am #

      Thanks Aimee. I love things that are simple to make and taste great. These cookies tick those boxes 🙂

  2. Audrey March 25, 2015 at 2:30 am #

    How colorful and festive.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays. Hope to see you back next week.

  3. Carole March 25, 2015 at 8:54 am #

    These are so cute! Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday and pinning to Pinterest!

    • Catherine Holt March 25, 2015 at 9:30 am #

      Thanks Carole. I love them because they are so easy to do and taste delicious 🙂

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