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.


7 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

    • mine also…first batch is in the oven and i just opened it and they are flat cookies, but I’m going to try and overlap them over the eggs better this batch see if that helps! kinda disappointing, although they still smell DEEEEELISH!

      • little better….still flatter then i hoped but mmmmm soooo yum!! Thanks for the recipe!

      • Sorry it didn’t work out! I hate when a recipe is disappointing. It worked for me, so I don’t really know what could be going wrong. I’ll have to try to make a few batches and see how it goes!

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