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Recipe - Robins Nest Cookies

Last post Mar 20, 2008 9:43 AM by twinkle30 . 1 replies.

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  • Recipe - Robins Nest Cookies

     I got this recipe from a good friend who has made these many times for Easter.  She says they are very cute and quite tasty.



                               Robins Nest Cookies

     2 1/4          cups  flour
     1               cup  butter -- softened
     1/2            cup  brown sugar
     2               eggs -- separated
     1 1/2          teaspoons  vanilla
     1/2            cup  chopped walnuts
      2          tablespoons  butter -- softened
      2          cups  confectioner's sugar
      3         tablespoons  light corn syrup
      1/2      teaspoon  almond extract
      2         drops  blue food coloring
      1         drop  green food coloring

    For nests:  Sift flour; Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.

    Stir in flour, half the amount at a time.  Blend well to make a stiff dough.  Beat egg whites in a bowl until foamy.

    Sprinkle chopped walnuts onto waxed paper.  Roll dough into balls, then roll into egg whites, then into nuts.  Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.  Press out hollow with your thumb.  Bake at 350° for 10 - 12 minutes.  Cool before adding eggs.

    For eggs:  cream together butter sugar, and corn syrup.  Knead in color.  Shape eggs.  Place 2-3 eggs in each nest.


  • Re: Recipe - Robins Nest Cookies

    hi marlene

    happy easter to you  - thanks for sharing this - tehy sound cute!!

    Hugs twinkle

    You are welcome to visit my blog...