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Bird’s Nest Easter Cookies

Bird’s Nest Easter Cookies

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

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!

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

This Easter cookie recipe was first published in March of 2015 and has been updated with some process photos and a video tutorial. This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase something through these links, About a Mom receives a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for helping support the free content we share!

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

Supplies Needed:

pastry bag
star decorator tip or leaf tip
cooling rack
cookie sheet

Ingredients

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.

buttercream icing tinted green

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.

making bird's nest on cookies

Add a second or third layer if you like, until you have achieved the desired appearance.

Decorated Bird's Nest Cookies for Easter

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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.

To celebrate the coming of spring, it seemed fitting to make some Bird's Nest Easter Cookies. They are the perfect Easter cookies too! You're going to be amazed by how simple these sweet cookies are to make.

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

Bird's Nest Easte Cookies

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To celebrate the coming of spring, it seemed fitting to make some Bird's Nest Easter Cookies. They are the perfect Easter cookies too! You're going to be amazed by how simple these sweet cookies are to make.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 21 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 24 sugar cookies
  • 2 cups buttercream icing prepared
  • green food coloring
  • 1 bag small candy coated eggs

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 24gCalories: 21kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 2mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bird's nest cookies, Easter cookies, spring cookies, sugar cookies
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I think you’ll also love these Bird’s Nest Cupcakes!

Spring has sprung! Birds nest cupcakes are one of the most adorable and fun cupcakes that you can make to celebrate the season and are perfect for your Easter dessert table.

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White Chocolate Dipped Easter Rice Krispies Treats

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