Bird’s Nest Sugar Cookies

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love birds. My yard has become a popular haven for various species, and I love to sit out on my screened porch to watch them, often with binoculars in hand. I jokingly refer to it as my ranger duties, as I go out to fill the feeders and bird baths each day. The wildlife on my property has come to rely on regular feedings and housing. It’s nearly spring, so soon it will be time to start putting out nesting materials. I’m looking forward to a yard filled with chirping babies.

These Bird's Nest Sugar Cookies are simple and sweet way to celebrate spring. Perfect for your Easter baking!

To celebrate the coming of spring, it seemed fitting to make some Bird’s Nest Sugar Cookies. You’re going to be amazed by how simple these sweet cookies are to make. They turned out so cute, and were incredibly easy to make using ready-made ingredients. I think these would also be perfect for Easter. Thanks to Nestle Toll House for sponsoring today’s baking project.

Here’s are the ingredients you need for this project:

1 package Nestle Toll House Spring Sugar Cookie Dough Sheets
green decorator icing
small candy coated eggs


I used Nestlé Toll House Rolled and Ready Cookie Dough to make the cookies. Have you tried these yet? They are fantastic for making cut-out cookies. The package contains 2 sheets of dough that are rolled and ready for your cookie cutters. My granddaughters love decorating sugar cookies, so I have a feeling we will be doing a lot of our Easter Baking with Nestlé Toll House Rolled and Ready Cookie Dough.

Simply use a round cookie cutter or the open end of a glass to cut out your cookies. Bake on baking sheets, according to package directions. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once the cookies have cooled completely, use a star tip to create a grassy nest on top of the cookies. I think a leaf tip would work fine for this too. If you don’t have any decorator tips, just swirl some on with the back of a spoon. This might be easier if you have little ones helping you. I used a prepared green decorator icing to keep this baking project super simple. You could alternately make your own buttercream icing and tint it green with food coloring.

Lastly, top each nest with a few candy coated eggs.

These Bird's Nest Sugar Cookies are simple and sweet way to celebrate spring. Perfect for your Easter baking!

Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough, found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, provides convenient and delicious cookie dough for any occasion. The NEW Rolled & Ready Cookie Dough Sheets provide a more convenient and delicious way to create fun cookies to enjoy with family and friends.

If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to check out these other easy Toll House cookie dough recipes.

Giveaway: Want to try Nestle Toll House Rolled&Ready Cookie Dough for yourself? We’re giving away $15 via Paypal (USD) to one luck reader! To enter simple visit the Nestle Very Best Baking website, take a look at the delicious recipes, and come back here to leave a comment letting us know which recipe(s) you would like to try. Giveaway ends on April 4, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. One random winner will be selected from comments. Good Luck!

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  1. CourtneyLynne says

    Omg these cookies are adorable!!! They would be perfect to make for my daughters preschool Easter party!

  2. says

    I love all types and cookies and have been a fan of butter and sugar cookies. This post just made even more scrumptious as those eggs are so adorable! Makes me want to take a bite right away.

  3. Rosey says

    I like cookies like this that are unique and pretty. I know my kids would love these in their Easter baskets.

  4. Ron Leyba says

    Oh my, I must try this once and for all. Thanks for sharing the recipe, hopefully I can create something close to what you have here.

  5. richelle leffler says

    definitely will be making these with my daughter they look good and very easy and I love Cadbury mini eggs so will be perfect ty for sharing

  6. Margot C says

    These are so cute. I make my own icing and Wilton even has a terrific little icing tip to make icing that looks like grass.

  7. lissa crane says

    These are beautiful! I love that you used the pre made cookie dough and put the effort into the decorations! They would be the centerpiece of any holiday dessert table!

  8. says

    These are so adorable! What an easy treat to put at the Easter table! I’d love for you to share these at my Creative Ways Link Party when you get a chance. It goes live on Wednesdays at 8pm Central. Hope to see you there!

  9. Linda Beaton says

    Margarita Pie – we’ll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year and this would be perfect and impressive!

  10. Jan Lee says

    I’d love to try the DOUBLE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY SWIRL CHEESECAKE BARS 😉 I love fruit and chocolate and this is perfect!!

  11. Shannon McConnell says

    I would try the Pinwheel sugar cookies!! I love sugar cookies, these bird nest cookies look delicious! :)

  12. Ehren Malone says

    I will probably try the sugar and chocolate pinwheel cookies! These Easter cookies are super cute too!

  13. Debra Guillen says

    I like the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Gingerbread Village. I have always wanted to try making a gingerbread house.

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