Sugar Cookie Easter Egg Nests

It’s barely 7 am on a Saturday morning and I’m drinking coffee and eating Cadbury mini eggs. Now that’s what I call MOM LIFE. But how cute are these cookies? Almost too cute to eat. Almost. But they are delicious so bake them and then eat away! Perfect for your Easter gathering or just to celebrate spring! Come on! Let’s go make some nests…

What you will need: 

Standard size muffin pan, greased well

Note: I used a mini muffin pan and was not happy with the results. The nests were too tall and did not bake as I hoped.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
Mini Cadbury chocolate eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In another large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat butter, oil and sugar until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture until dough is formed.

Divide the dough evenly into the prepared muffin pan. I would say about a heaping tablespoon each. Press down gently with a shot glass or other round object that fits. The picture below is of a mini muffin pan. If you use a standard size one, the dough should only go about halfway up the muffin holder? Cup? Hole? Do you get it? 🙂

Top with coconut and spread around the edges. It will shrink as it bakes so use as much or as little as you like.

Bake for 11-13 minutes until beginning to brown. Let cool completely before removing cookies to wire rack. Once cookies are completely cooled, or just before serving, place 3 Cadbury eggs into each nest. Enjoy! Happy Easter!

I had enough dough to make 2 standard size muffin nests. See how they are bigger but shorter? Live and learn 😉


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