To celebrate the coming of spring, it seemed fitting to make some Bird’s Nest Easter 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 along with this Carrot Cake Trifle.
Be sure to also check out my Cookie Bowl Bird’s Nests, Jelly Bean Fudge and Robin Egg Easter Bark if you want some other simple Easter desserts that use candy!
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Watch how easily these Easter Cookies come together:
Bird’s Nest Cookies for Easter
Round sugar cookies, buttercream or decorator icing, and candy coated eggs come together easily to create these adorable Bird’s Nest Easter Cookies. You will need a pasty bag or zippered bag and either a star pastry tip or leaf tip to create the grassy top on the eggs.
Here’s are the ingredients you need for this project:
24 Prepared Sugar Cookies (Make your own from scratch, use ready-made dough from the refrigerator section of your grocery store or purchase already prepared sugar cookies from the bakery.)
green buttercream icing (Make your own or buy prepackaged icing to keep it super easy. Use a few drops of greed food coloring to achieve desired shade of green.)
small candy coated eggs
star decorator tip or leaf tip
Prepare the Cookies and Frosting
Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe or purchase ready-made dough from the grocery store. Prepare cookies and allow them to cool completely on a cooling rack.
Prepare your icing. You can make your own buttercream icing and tint it green with food coloring or simply buy prepackaged icing and tint it green, to keep this baking project super simple.
How to Create the Bird’s Nests
Once the cookies have cooled completely, use a pastry bag and star tip to create a grassy nest on top of the cookies. I think a leaf tip would work fine for this too. Work from the center out.
Add a second or third layer if you like, until you have achieved the desired appearance.
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.
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 little girl loved these cookies. I have a feeling we will be making a lot more of them.
Bird's Nest Easte Cookies
- 24 sugar cookies
- 2 cups buttercream icing prepared
- green food coloring
- 1 bag small candy coated eggs
- Prepare sugar cookies and allow to cool.
- Prepare buttercream icing and tint it green with food coloring.
- Use a pastry bag and 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.
- Lastly, top each nest with a few candy coated eggs.
I think you’ll also love these Bird’s Nest Cupcakes!
And, you might also enjoy these White Chocolate Dipped Easter Rice Krispies Treats!
Melanie Phelps says
These look easy and so cute!!!! Can’t wait to try them!
Maryann D. says
BIRD’S NEST SUGAR COOKIES are so adorable and fun! I would love to make these for an Easter get together.
Joni Mason says
These cookies are so cute! I can’t wait to make these with my 71/2 year old grandson!
Janet W. says
These are adorable cookies! They look easy to make and my grandsons would love to eat them!
monique s says
I love the look of these. So perfect for spring and for get togethers.
Tamra Phelps says
These are cute. And, I like that they’re easy enough to let kids help make them, too.
Jo-Ann Brightman says
I am sure that my grandsons would love these for EAster.