EASTER NEST COOKIES
The photo is my own.
- 1 1/2
- all purpose flour
- teaspoon baking powder
- teaspoon salt
- egg white
- teaspoon mexican vanilla
- tablespoons milk
- cups shredded sweetened coconut
- ounces of jelly belly jelly beans, assorted colors, (the small shiny jelly beans)
How to Make EASTER NEST COOKIES
- 1This 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!