Friday, March 08, 2013

Bird Nest Cookies

1 Cup butter
8 ounces cream cheese
2 cups sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp coconut extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
flaked coconut colored with green food coloring
egg shaped candies

Beat together until smooth:  butter and cream cheese
Beat in sugar, add in egg and flavorings.  Mix well.  Stir in Flour, baking powder, and salt.

Roll dough into balls (2 Tablespoons)

Place balls a couple inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.  Make an indentation in each one with a tablespoon.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Press down indentation again and then let the cookies cool.

Fill cookies with coconut and decorate with a few candy eggs.

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