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Inside: Learn how to easily make birds nest cookies that the kids are going to love. They are a fun treat for Easter and they are simple to prepare. Bake your own cookies, or use a packet. Either way they turn out great!
Birds nest cookies are a delightful treat to make for Easter. Not only are they incredibly easy to make, but they are bright, colorful and the kids absolutely love them.
The only difficulty will be keeping little hands away from eating all of them too quickly. This could be a problem or not, depending on your point of view!
There are two ways to make these cookies.
- Using a packet of chocolate cookies as the base or
- 2 Making your own chocolate cookies. If you prefer this option, then I recommend following my basic chocolate cookie recipe. These cookies are guaranteed to be super delicious.
Another alternative that you may love if you want a no bake recipe and don’t want to use a packet of cookies, are these no bake nest cookies. They are similar and you can adapt them to your preference.
After the cookies have been made (or emptied from the packet), the nest is simply added with icing and coconut, and filled with your favorite kind of mini eggs.
Then hey presto….you are done!
If you are planning on holding an Easter party, then these birds nest cookies are guaranteed to look adorable on the table. They will also be eaten in a flash, so make a big batch if you have a few people coming.
To make 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, but I liked the idea of giving a bit of variation.
I know I normally go all out chocolate, but sometimes there is room for compromise.
Kids would have an absolute blast making these, so if you have the patience for baking with kids, then let them have some fun in the kitchen.
Even if you prepare the cookies first and then just let them decorate the top. They will love coming up with different color combinations and they will also enjoy showing off their creations to everyone else.
How To Make Birds Nest Cookies
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 birds nests filled with eggs.
Do you have kids that would enjoy making these birds nest cookies?
Perhaps you don’t have kids, but you would like to bring out the kid inside of you. Either way, make these birds nest cookies and you wont be disappointed.
What do you think, are you tempted?
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