Bird’s Nest Cookies are a fun and festive treat that are perfect for an Easter Celebration! This macaroon cookie recipe is also versatile and can be made for any special celebration.
We have had some serious winter weather over the past few days here in Maine. It started out with a snow storm on Thursday changing over to an icy mess. Of course school ended up being canceled for the kids on Friday. Typically we try to get outside and enjoy a snow day, but it was entirely too slippery and dangerous to be outdoors. So, we hunkered down inside and played some board games…did I mention the internet was out? That was actually a blessing! After a few rounds of Family Trivial Pursuit, I decided to do a little baking with the kids. We ended up making Bird’s Nest Cookies, which we had not made since last Easter. These festive macaroon cookies are so easy to make and they are always a hit for Easter or any other holiday celebration!
Bird’s Nest Cookies
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What ingredients do I need for the Bird’s Nest Cookies?
There are just seven simple ingredients in this colorful holiday cookie recipe. You will need:
- Sweetened Coconut Flakes
- Condensed Milk
- Almond Extract
- Egg Whites
- White Chocolate Chips
- Cadbury Mini Eggs
How do I make the Bird’s Nest Cookies?
These colorful cookies are super easy to make! There are just a few simple steps to create this Easter themed treat. Start out by preheating the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Then, add the coconut, condensed milk, salt and almond extract to a medium bowl and stir until combined.
Next, place egg whites in a large bowl and use a beater to beat eggs until stiff white peaks have formed.
Gently fold the egg white mixture into the coconut mixture.
Drop generous tablespoonfuls about I inch apart onto a prepared baking sheet. Press your thumb into the center of each cookie to shape a bird’s nest.
Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until set and delicate brown. Then remove and cool on a wire rack.
While the cookies are cooling, place white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted. Drizzle white chocolate into the center of the cookies and place 3 mini eggs on top and allow to set until white chocolate hardens.
Serve and enjoy!
What else can I use for the Bird’s Nest Eggs?
These delicious Bird’s Nest Cookies can be made any time of year, not just at Easter. However, the mini Cadbury eggs can be tough to find when it is not the “Easter Season”. So, there are several alternatives you can use. Jelly beans work great for eggs in the nest. Other seasonal candies can be substituted in the nest, like candy corn at Halloween or red hot candies for Valentine’s Day. Get creative and mix things up!
Looking for more great cookie recipes? Give these delicious treats a try!
How do I store the Bird’s Nest Cookies?
The cookies can be stored in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Bird's Nest Cookies
- 5 ½ cups sweetened flaked coconut
- ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 large eggs whites
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- Package of Cadbury mini eggs
- Preheat the oven to 325°F.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside
- Put the coconut, condensed milk, salt and almond extract in a medium bowl. Stir until combined and set aside.
- In a large bowl use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
- Drop generous tablespoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Press your thumb into the center of the cookie to form the shape of a nest.
- Bake for 25 minutes, until set and delicate brown.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals stirring between them until the chips have melted.
- Drizzle some melted chocolate into the macaroon nest and place 3 of the mini eggs on top.
So Tell Me…
What is your favorite thing to do on a snow day? Have you ever made Bird’s Nest Cookies? Do you have an Easter recipe that is a family favorite?
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