Coconut cookie nests with royal dark eggs

Coconut cookie nests with royal dark eggs

Coconut cookies with royal dark eggs! This bee has been in my bonnet ever since I made the chocolate chip cookies with cadbury mini eggs last week. It has been an extremely noisy bee! When I saw how pretty the blue mini-eggs turned out upon being baked, I wanted to situate them in a more nest-like environment. Of course I thought of coconut! Of course I thought of the dark chocolate eggs with the coconut! So that’s what we’ve got. When I made them I started out mixing the colors, but David H.C.G. (Husband, culinary genius) said they’d look more like real birds’ nests if all the eggs were the same color. Unless, of course, a cuckoo had been to visit! These are big, pretty, tasty cookies. I told my boys one after school, one after dinner, and that’s it!

Here’s Charlie Parker with Bird’s Nest.

6 T butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 t vanilla
1 egg
2/3 cup flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 bag (14 oz) sweetened flaked coconut
The better part of a bag of royal dark cadbury mini-eggs

Preheat the oven to 350

Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in the egg. Stir in the flour, bp and salt. When everything is well-mixed, add the coconut. You should have a fairly stiff flaky batter.

Scoop out golfball-sized amounts. Put it on a lightly buttered baking sheet. Flatten it, and with your thumb make a cavity in the center.

Put 3 eggs in the little cavity. You choose the color scheme!

Press the edges of the “nest” slightly so they overlap a tiny bit with the eggs.

Bake for about 25 minutes, till the coconut seems to be browning on the edges. I did 10 minutes on the bottom shelf, then moved it to the top and turned it around.

Let them cool and set a bit before you try to eat them.

4 thoughts on “Coconut cookie nests with royal dark eggs

    • Hi all, Bunny and I thank you for your easter grenhtiegs :) hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!santos – the tea’s got dried sultanas, apples, papayas, hibiscus, rosehip, and lemongrass besides dried carrots. Frankly, they tasted pretty good after we brewed the tea :)mel – thanks, I had been aware of it and quite thrilled :) Posted by

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