Bird's Nest Cookies

 In anticipation for spring I was invited to a garden tea party this weekend. I volunteered to bring a dessert and decided to make these charming bird’s nest cookies. These cookies would be a great addition to any spring get together, Easter or just for fun.
{I toasted my coconut on a Sil Pat but just on a cookie sheet is fine}

Bird's Nest Cookies
Ingredients
1 1/4 cups sweetened flaked coconut
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter; softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blue Jordon Almonds 

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread out coconut onto a baking sheet and toast until slightly golden brown. You will want to stir it a couple times for even coloring.
2. Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until smooth. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.
3. Mix flour, salt and baking powder together in a a bowl. Pour flour mixture into creamed mixture and stir by hand until evenly incorporated.
4. Shape dough into balls and roll in toasted coconut. Place on your baking sheet (I covered mine with parchment paper). Use your thumb and make an indentation in the center of each ball to form a nest.
5. Bake about 8-10 minutes or until golden.  Allow to cool on a cooling rack and place 2-3 jordon almonds in each cookie.

33 comments :

  1. Those are the cutest things I've ever seen!

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  2. Very cute! Would like to make these with my daughter for Easter:)
    ~Anne

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  3. these are adorable! and super yummy looking!

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  4. These are so adorable and look like they taste really good! I think I'll try these!

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  5. Those are the sweetest cookies ever!

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  6. Thanks for coming by and introducing me to your blog! These are (jaw-dropping) amazing! You are seriously talented. You just inspired me to raid the fridge :) x

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  7. These are so cute! Perfect for Easter:-)

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  8. These are adorable! My dad and I both love coconut so maybe I will try making them when I go home!

    xx Emily

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  9. SOOO cute for Spring/Easter!! I must admit, I thought it was a Hashbrown at first (and it still looked yummy).

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  10. these are adorable! perfect for spring <3

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  11. Oh these are just adorable! And I bet they're delish too. I love coconut. :)

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  12. Yum! We love coconut. I just made some macaroons the other day with simple recipe, added chocolate chips and nuts to it.

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  13. These are adorable! Especially with the straws! :)

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  14. These are SO cute and perfect for Easter! Love it xo

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  15. OMG these are the cutest cookies ever - I love this!

    XO
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  16. I made ones similar to this last year but these look even better!! I'm going to have to try them!

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  17. These are TOO cute! I love it, and the little robin's eggs are SO cute!!!

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  18. Too Cute! I'll have to remember these for Easter! The kids will love them!

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  19. Goodness gracious those look good! I don't even like coconuts usually, but TOASTED coconut is like a whole other animal ...

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  20. These are adorable and just perfect for spring or Easter.

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  21. SO adorable!!! Perfect for Easter!! Maybe I will make them with my nieces :)

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  22. Oh my gosh how cute. And scrumptious.

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  23. So cute! I love coconut cookies and these are a fantastic way to display them!

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  24. These are too cute to eat. I be my kids would love these *maybe with Cadbury mini eggs on top though - my kiddos are not crazy about almonds* Chocolate and toasted coconut....yum!

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  25. aww... such a cute idea for cookies! love jordan almonds!

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