Easter Bird’s Nest Cookies

Believe it or not, these Easter Bird’s Nest Cookies actually appeal more to grown-ups than to kids…at least according to my non-scientific research earlier this week at our annual playgroup Easter egg hunt. While the kids mainly honed in on the little candy-coated chocolate eggs, my friends found themselves grabbing for seconds of the not-too-sweet toasted coconut shortbread nests.

Easter Bird's Nest Cookies

Our playgroup has been meeting weekly for 5 years now, since the kids were babies. The other moms in the group have become some of my closest friends. These ongoing playdates are definitely as much for us as they are for the kids! I love the little village we’ve created amongst ourselves as we figure out this thing called parenting. 🙂

One more thing to note about these cookies: they’re a little unusual in that the shortbread is essentially a bowl you fill with the candy. The eggs rest inside each nest, but aren’t affixed to it, so if you’re transporting them to a get-together (as I was) your best bet is to bring the candies separately and fill the nests once you arrive at your destination.

Easter Bird's Nest Cookies

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  1. These look adorable! And I love that you have your little “village” of moms and kids to do life with. Those connections are so special! 🙂

    Posted 4.1.13 Reply