Birds In The Nest

Birds In The Nest Recipe

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Martha Ramirez


Will try this recipe and see if I will make any changes to make it my own :)

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1 c
brown sugar
1 c
eggs, separated
2 Tbsp
2 c
unsifted flour
1 tsp
1/2 c
ground nuts
jelly, your favorite flavor

How to Make Birds In The Nest


  • 1In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter.
  • 2Add egg yolks, water, flour, vanilla and salt.
  • 3Mix well and compress into a ball.
  • 4Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 5Break pieces off to form small, walnut-size balls.
  • 6Dip each ball in unbeaten egg whites, then roll in ground nuts.
  • 7Slightly flatten ball to form disk, then press finger in center to form a small well.
  • 8Fill the well with a drop of jelly. (Don't put in to much or it will melt over the side of the cookie.)
  • 9Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes on a greased cookie sheet.
  • 10Remove from oven and cool cookies on wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.

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About Birds In The Nest

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy