Bird\’s Nest Cookies

 In anticipation for spring I was invited to a garden tea party this weekend. I volunteered to bring a dessert and decided to make these charming bird’s nest cookies. These cookies would be a great addition to any spring get together, Easter or just for fun.

{I toasted my coconut on a Sil Pat but just on a cookie sheet is fine}

Bird\’s Nest Cookies
Ingredients
1 1/4 cups sweetened flaked coconut
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter; softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blue Jordon Almonds 

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread out coconut onto a baking sheet and toast until slightly golden brown. You will want to stir it a couple times for even coloring.
2. Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until smooth. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.
3. Mix flour, salt and baking powder together in a a bowl. Pour flour mixture into creamed mixture and stir by hand until evenly incorporated.
4. Shape dough into balls and roll in toasted coconut. Place on your baking sheet (I covered mine with parchment paper). Use your thumb and make an indentation in the center of each ball to form a nest.
5. Bake about 8-10 minutes or until golden.  Allow to cool on a cooling rack and place 2-3 jordon almonds in each cookie.

33 Comments on “Bird\’s Nest Cookies

  1. Thanks for coming by and introducing me to your blog! These are (jaw-dropping) amazing! You are seriously talented. You just inspired me to raid the fridge 🙂 x

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  2. These are too cute to eat. I be my kids would love these *maybe with Cadbury mini eggs on top though – my kiddos are not crazy about almonds* Chocolate and toasted coconut….yum!

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