Mini Easter Baskets Recipe

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 13 Ratings
Serves: 24 if using 2 pans
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 pkg refridgerated sugar cookie dough
1 bottle colored sugar crystals
1 pkg fresh coconut
1 bottle green food coloring
1 pkg speckled jelly beans
2 small mini muffin pans
1 pkg pipe cleaners

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Nettie Perry Recipe
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Sevierville, TN (pop. 14,807)
Member Since Feb 2011
Nettie's notes for this recipe:
I made these for the kids but the adults took them over...They are so cute and very yummy
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What a great idea! These darling cookie baskets will be the hit of your Easter celebrations.


Spray mini muffin pan with Pam throughly. Roll each cookie dough in colored sugar and place each one in the mini pan. Bake at 350 for about 15 mins. when they puff in the middle touch the middle with a spoon and it will fall . That makes the well you will need. Don't overbake..Bake just until you see the edges turning brown and the center doesn't look done.
Take out of oven and let them cool for a couple of minutes..Leave them in the pan while finishing the other steps. Bend the pipe cleaners and carefully put in each cookie while warm. (when they cool pipe cleaners will stay put)
In the meantime put some coconut in a plastic bag and add the food coloring. Shake until the coconut is covered with the coloring.
Take pinches of the coconut and put in each cookie dough basket and then put in 3-4 speckled jelly beans in each one.
After the cookies are completely cool they will come out of the pan and look exactly like a basket.
Just move the cookie around a bit and it comes right out. These make an adorable Easter Basket

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user Doreen Fish dfish - Mar 28, 2011
This is so cute!!Must pass on to my daughters..thank u!!
user Arvetta Moore NaeNaeBoo - Mar 29, 2011
user Karen Patricia Leary Karlea - Mar 29, 2011
Love this! I am also going to make these for Easter. Somehow, we all become kids again when something like this is brought to the table. It reminds me of many years ago, when my mom would make the crystal sugar eggs and her home made Easter Baskets...
user Karen Patricia Leary Karlea - Mar 29, 2011
I m going to use red licorice instead of pipe cleaner.
user Tina Baker bistro912 - Mar 29, 2011
Can sugar cookie mix be used instead if sugar cookie dough in a roll?

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