ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Bird's Nest Coookies

Yield 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 bag M&M'S® Brand Milk, Peanut, Almond or Crispy Chocolate Candies for Easter
  • 2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut

How to Make It

  1. Prep time: 25 min.
    Baking time: 12-14 min.
    Decoration time: 10 min.
    Difficulty: Easy

  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread coconut on non-greased cookie sheet. Toast in oven, stirring occasionally, until it turns light golden, about 25 minutes.

  3. Remove coconut from cookie sheet and set aside.

  4. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees. In large bowl, add butter and sugar and whip until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla.

  5. In medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Blend into creamed mixture.

  6. Form dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll heavily into toasted coconut.

  7. Place coconut cookies 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Make indentation with thumb in center of each cookie. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.

  8. Remove cookies and cool completely. Fill indentations with M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for Easter.