Easter Egg Nest Cookies Recipe

Take sugar cookies to the next level, just in time for Easter with these adorable Easter Egg Nest Cookies. These are perfect for making with the kids. They look so fancy but are so easy to bake and decorate! 

If I have a food weakness, it is definitely homemade cookies. There is something about the texture and the burst of butter in a sugar cookie that makes my heart happy! This recipe captures the essence of all of my favourite things about cookies, and packages them into a really appealing package that is perfect for Easter, but also works all spring long!

Icing With Green Dyed Coconut

One of the things I like most about this recipe is the icing. It is so easy to make. It only takes a few ingredients and comes together in just about as many minutes. I love to add green dyed coconut to this cookie because it looks so adorable. You can use malted milk ball eggs, jelly beans, or even chocolate eggs to complete the eggs in the grass. All are delicious options. 

Easter Egg Nest Sugar Cookies

My recipe starts with a basic sugar cookie recipe. This one is versatile and holds up to decorating really well, while providing a buttery flavor with just the right bite to the cookie. The recipe is easy enough to involve the kids from mixing the dough to decorating! When dying the coconut to use as grass, remember a little goes a long way with the food coloring and try not to go over 5 drops. 

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Easter Egg Nest Cookies Recipe
Easter cookies with a green nest and chocolate mini eggs

This Easter Egg Nest Cookies recipe will become a family favourite! Not only is it tasty, it’s also adorable to prepare and they make a great centrepiece to decorate your Easter table for snacks or desserts.

Easter Egg Nest Cookies Recipe

You will need the following ingredients:

(makes 2 1/2 dozen)

  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg

Equipment Needed

  • Cookie Cutter: Circle
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Rolling pin
  • Wire rack
  • Mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Ziplock bag
  • Plate
  • Metal spatula

Let’s get these made and enjoy a delicious treat:

Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth and not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl. Add eggs and continue to mix. Add the vanilla and continue mixing.

Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.

Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball. Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit. Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if needed). Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.

Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked. Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).

Easter Egg Nest Cookies Recipe
Easter Egg Nest Cookies

Icing Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • tooth picks

Icing Directions:

Combine all ingredients except the colours into a standing mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed onto stiff peaks form. Scoop icing into a bowl or onto a plate that has a dip and rim to it so that the icing doesn’t spill out. 

Grass Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 5 drops of green food colouring
  • 1 large ziplock bag
  • 1 bag of chocolate mini eggs

Directions

Combine the coconut and food colouring in the ziplock bag and shake until coconut is dyed green. Add more food colouring to get the colour you want. Pour out the dyed coconut onto a plate.

Decorating directions

Take cooled cookie and dip the top part face down in the icing. Pull the cookie up so that access icing can drip off and then dip the cookie into the coconut . Tilt the cookie back over and place the cookie, bottom down, onto a cookie sheet. Take a tooth pick and dip it into the icing and then scrap off the icing onto the cookie and then place the chocolate eggs onto the icing dot.

Repeat process with all cookies until all done. Let sit for 30 minutes before enjoying! 

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Easter Egg Nest Cookies Recipe
Easter cookies with a green nest and chocolate mini eggs

Easter Egg Nest Cookies

Not only are these Easter Egg Nest Cookies tasty, they also make a great centrepiece to decorate your Easter table for snacks or desserts!
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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Keep in refrigerator 6 hrs
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 175 kcal

Equipment

  • Cookie Cutter: Circle
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Rolling Pin
  • Wire rack
  • Mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Ziplock bag
  • Plate
  • Metal spatula
  • Toothpicks

Ingredients
  

Cookie Ingredients

  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg

Icing Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Grass Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 5 drops of green food colouring
  • 1 bag of chocolate mini eggs

Instructions
 

Cookie Directions

  • Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth and not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs and continue to mix.
  • Add the vanilla and continue mixing.
  • Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  • Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  • Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
  • Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
  • Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
  • the batter. (if needed).
  • Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
  • Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
  • Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • (About 10 minutes).

Icing Directions

  • Combine all ingredients except the colours into a standing mixing bowl.
  • Mix on medium speed onto stiff peaks form.
  • Scoop icing into a bowl or onto a plate that has a dip and rim to it so that the icing doesn’t spill out.

Grass Directions

  • combine the coconut and food colouring in the ziplock bag and shake until coconut is dyed green
  • Add more food colouring to get the colour you want
  • Pour out the dyed coconut onto a plate

Decorating directions

  • Take cooled cookie and dip the top part face down in the icing
  • Pull the cookie up so that access icing can drip off and then dip the cookie into the coconut
  • Tilt the cookie back over and place the cookie, bottom down, onto a cookie sheet
  • Take a tooth pick and dip it into the icing and then scrap off the icing onto the cookie and then place the chocolate eggs onto the icing dot
  • Repeat process with all cookies until all done
  • Let sit for 30 minutes before enjoying!

Nutrition

Serving: 30cookiesCalories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 84mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 197IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Easter cookies, Easter Egg Nest cookies, sugar cookies
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Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. These are adorable and so perfect for easter! easy to make and put together too. I know my girls would love them especially with the added eggs on top 🙂

  2. Can’t wait to try these with my kids. Always look forward to finding new recipes for the holidays and this is a really cute cookie.

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