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Serves: 30 cookies
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1 1/2 all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 shortening
1/3 sugar
1 egg white
1 teaspoon mexican vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
6 ounces of jelly belly jelly beans, assorted colors, (the small shiny jelly beans)

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Bonnie D. Recipe
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St. George, UT (pop. 72,897)
Member Since Jul 2010
Bonnie's notes for this recipe:
Celebrate Easter in your kitchen! Serve these adorable easy to make cookies made from Candy Easter eggs, shining like jewels, and nestled in adorable little nests! Yummy coconut flavored cookies are a favorite in my house. They are almost too pretty to eat! Enjoy!

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This recipe makes 30 cookies.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Sift together the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix the shortening, sugar, milk, egg white and the vanilla in a large bowl until well blended. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Add the coconut and mix well. Form into 30 one-inch balls. Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Depress the center with your thumb, leaving a thumbrint in the center of the cookie. (that is the nest that holds the eggs) Bake in a pre-heated oven for about 10 or 12 minutes, depending on your oven, just until the bottoms start to brown and a hint of brown reaches the tops of the cookies. Remove from the oven and place the Jelly Belly beans, 4 or 5 to a nest. Return the cookies to the oven and bake 5 minutes more. Watch them carefully the last couple of minutes to make sure they don't melt. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Happy Easter!

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user Bonnie D. Utahn - Apr 9, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Nancy R Robeyone - Apr 9, 2011
Bonnie, they are so cute!
user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Apr 9, 2011
Adorable and yummy!
user Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo - Apr 9, 2011
Bonnie I have made these for my sons class at school and they are a huge hit!!! I have never used mexican vanilla what is the difference?
user Bonnie D. Utahn - Apr 9, 2011
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo

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