Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Basket/ Bird's Nest Cookies

Pin It Now! I knew when I saw these cute, festive cookies, I had to make them! The original source calls them Spring Basket Cookies, but I wrote Easter Basket Cookies on my picture on accident. :/ I think they look more like Bird's Nest Cookies, though. Whatever you want to call them, they are adorable!

I decided to make these for my boys' Bible Study last weekend - I couldn't believe I actually had all the ingredients on hand:

-1/4 cup of flour
-2 cups of Shredded coconut
-2/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk
-1 tsp of vanilla extract
-pastel candies  (I used those mini Whopper-like eggs)

For directions on how to make them, please visit Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

*Here are some tips that might prove helpful:

  • I doubled the batch because one only made about 12 cookies.
  • I used frosting (just powdered sugar and milk) to "glue" the eggs down.
  • Using a certain kind of baking pan seemed to make a difference in how the cookies turned out - the air bake (one in the middle) had the best results. I didn't like the way they turned out at all on my "seasoned" pan (the one on the left). The bottoms browned too much, and for some reason, the cookies turned out more circular instead of retaining their nest shape.

I actually didn't like these cookies, which is strange since I LoVe anything coconutty!! So, why am I sharing this post then? Because my kids thought they were AMAZING, and it seemed like everyone at Bible Study liked them as well.

And they're just too cute NOT to make. ;)

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