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.
To celebrate the coming of spring, it seemed fitting to make some Bird’s Nest 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.
Here’s are the ingredients you need for this project:
1 package Sugar Cookie Dough Sheets (from the refrigerator section of your grocery store)
green decorator icing
small candy coated eggs
I used Nestlé Toll House Rolled and Ready Cookie Dough to make the cookies, but use your favorite sugar cookie recipe if you like. The package contains 2 sheets of dough that are rolled and ready for your cookie cutters.
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 cookies are a great way to create fun, and are sure to be a hit with your family. My granddaughters loved these cookies. I have a feeling we will be making a lot more of them.