Tantalizing Tuesday – Bird Nest Cookies!

Bird Nest Cookies, this is a great recipe for Spring Cookies to share with family or any social gathering! I made these bird nest cookies for Easter and the family loved them.

Bird Nest Cookies


2 1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter, shortening, sugars and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Add eggs in to batter one at a time, stirring throughly after each egg. Gradually add in flour, soda and salt, mix until well blended.

How to make Bird Nest Cookies

Scoop a teaspoon size of cookie dough and roll into a ball, place in greased mini muffin baking tray. Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven. Use a tart shaper to push down the center of the cookie, to form a basket shape. I am the queen of kitchen gadgets( at least that is what my husband states) I can’t believe I don’t have a tart shaper, it is on my list to get, so i used the top of my apple core, it worker perfectly! Let the basket shaped cookies cool slightly and remove from baking tray. Place on wire rack and cool completely.

bird nest cookie frosting recipe Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 “8” ounce cream cheese (softened)

1/4 cup butter (softened)

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract

4 drops of green food coloring.

Cream together the cream cheese, butter and almond extract; mixing until well blended. Slowly stir in the powdered sugar, mix well. Add in a few drops of food coloring until you have the correct color constancy. Fill each cookie with cream cheese filling. If you do not own a pastry bag or an icing decorator, place dough into a ziplock baggies, and cut off a small corner of the baggies, this will serve as your pastry bag. Top each cookie with a whopper egg or peanut M & M’s.

bird nest cookies

bird nest cookies

This was such an easy to make cookie, which received rave reviews!

Cookie recipe adapted from Making Memories.




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17 Responses to Tantalizing Tuesday – Bird Nest Cookies!

  1. Oh DeDe these are so adorable. And they look really easy to make too. Perfect for a family get together!
    Thanks so much for sharing them on Project Inspire{d} this week. 🙂

  2. These look delicious and my grandchildren would love them along with my husband of course who has a terrible sweet tooth. Thanks so much for joining us at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  3. I love these little cups of wonderfulness! I don’t think I have any Easter candy left, but I can always go out and buy a substitute!
    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I can’t wait to see what you bring next week.

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

  4. I’d love to try these cookies, but the list of ingredients does not mention how many eggs to use. Directions say to add eggs one at a time, but no mention of how many. Please advise. Thanks.

  5. Oh those came out so cute and are a lot easier to make than I thought they would be. Clever idea to use the top of the apple corer (I don’t have the tart shaper either) Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

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