Thursday, April 1, 2010

:: Thursday's Recipe Rodeo ::

This is the place to get some new recipes or maybe even a twist on an old one. Feel free to take any recipe here and try it out. If you want to join in on the Recipe Rodeo, let me know! I would love to try some of your recipes too!

Today's Round Up: Seasonal Sweets

We went to a fun Easter party for the kiddos last weekend and I was asked to bring some cookies. I wanted to try something a bit different. Something festive. Cute. Easy to make. These cookies have only a few ingredients, are delicious and easy to make. My kiddos loved helping make them too! So, if you are in need of a great cookie for your Easter gathering try these!

Bird's Nest Cookies

* 1 Cup flaked coconut
* 2 sticks butter, softened
* 1/2 Cup sugar
* 1 large egg
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 Cups all-purpose flour
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 bag M&M Specktacular Eggs (or any type M&M Easter candies you like)


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread coconut on non-greased cookie sheet. Toast in oven, stirring occasionally, until it turns like golden, about 15-20 minutes. Remove coconut from cookie sheet and set aside in bowl.

Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees. In large bowl, add butter and sugar and whip until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Beat in egg and vanilla. In medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Blend into creamed mixture. Form dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll heavily into toasted coconut. Place coconut cookies 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet (or use a silpat if you have one). Make a large indentation with your thumb in the center of each cookie.

Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cookies and cool completely. Fill indentations with M&M's to look like a bird's nest. Enjoy!If you want to join in on your own blog, simply link back to this blog and mention that you are partaking in Thursday's Recipe Rodeo. If you don't have a blog and want to share a recipe with us - leave it in the comments!Click here for a printable version of Bird's Nest Cookies


Kelli said...

Sooo creative!!!!! They are adorable!!!

LindaFaye said...

These look yummy!

Bethany said...

Getting ready to toast the coconut now. Looks adorable! Can't wait to make these. I know Tori will love them. Thanks for all the ideas. I've used so many of them.