Easter Bird Nest Cookies

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Total Time:
1 hour 45 minutes
Serves:6
Rated 3 based on 100 votes
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Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups - sweetened flake Coconut
  • 3 to 4 tbsp - mini chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces (about 1/2 cup) - mini jelly beans
  • 1.25 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup - unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp - baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp - salt
  • 1/3 cup - Butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 1 package (3 oz) - Cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup - packed light-brown Sugar
  • 1 - Egg yolk
  • 1 tsp - Coconut extract

How to Make Easter Bird Nest Cookies

  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in small bowl.
  • Beat together butter, cream cheese and brown sugar in large bowl until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg yolk and coconut extract.
  • On low speed, gradually beat in flour mixture in 3 batches until well blended.
  • Stir in 3 cups of the coconut.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap.
  • Chill 1 hour until firm enough to handle. Spread remaining coconut on waxed paper.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Using level tbsp, shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in remaining coconut.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake at 350 degrees in oven 10 to 15 minutes or until firm to touch.
  • Cool on baking sheet or wire rack for 1 minute.
  • Then press down in the middle with a spoon, add about 1/4 tsp mini chocolate chips into it and top with 3 jellybeans each.