Tuesday, April 19, 2011

From the Kitchen!

With Easter around the corner we thought it would be fun to share a cookie we have made as an Easter treat for many years! Everyone in my house always looks forward to these!

Bird's Nest Cookies!


1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups "M&M’s"®, Plain, Peanut, Almond or Crispy Chocolate Candies for Easter


1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Spread coconut on non-greased cookie sheet. Toast in oven, stirring occasionally, until it turns light golden, about 25 minutes.
Remove coconut from cookie sheet and set aside.

2. Increase oven temperature to 350°F. In large bowl, add butter and sugar & whip until light & fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla.

3. In medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Blend into creamed mixture.

4. Form dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll heavily into toasted coconut. Place coconut cookies 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Make indentation with thumb in center of each cookie.

5. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cookies and cool completely. Fill indentations with "M&M’s"® Chocolate Candies for Easter.

We hope you enjoy these cookies! We are always open to trying out some new recipes so please share with us some favorites from your family!

Until next time...

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