Easter Baking: Cadbury Bird Nests

Apr 6 2012     /    

This is yet another Pinterest recipe that originally came from the Making Memories with your Kids Blog

This is how they came out when a professional made them:

 

Ingredients

· 2 ½ cups flour
· 1 teaspoon baking soda
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1 cup Crisco (I used 1/2 cup Crisco and 1/2 cup butter)
· ¾ cup white sugar
· ¾ cup brown sugar
· 1 teaspoon vanilla
· 2 large eggs
· 24 mini Cadbury Eggs
Optional:
· Green frosting
· Jelly beans or M&Ms
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Cream Crisco/butter, white and brown sugars, and vanilla in the bowl of your mixer. Add eggs one at a time.
3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients. The dough will start to pull away from the bowl of the mixer.
4. Using about a tablespoon of dough wrap a mini Cadbury egg so it is completely covered. Place the cookie inside a greased mini muffin tin.  I would press down in the middle a bit more and create a prettier ridge next time.  My 3 year old helped me, so ours were a bit more unique that the fancy ones that were originally blogged about!
5. Bake at 350 for about 9 minutes or until golden. ***IMPORTANT*** Let the cookies cool in the pan for about 10-12 minutes until you can “twist” it out. Using your fingertips gently try to twist the cookie to remove it. If the cookie seems too soft like it will break apart wait 2 minutes and try again. If your muffin tin is greased the cookie will lift out whole after about 10-12 minutes. But do not let your cookie cool completely in the tin or it may adhere itself to the pan and then you will have to scrape it out.
6. Let cool completely before frosting (if you are doing that – you will notice from the photo, I just added a little dollop of icing so the eggs would stick – I thought it was sweet enough without icing)
We had a few little girls over for lunch and we had these cute little Easter themed treats!

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~Carol; Mommy Connections President

 

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