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)

Directions

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

3 comments:

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.