Chocolate Easter Nests, you see 2 of the cookies up close.

Chocolate Easter Nests

For Easter we’re having cookies with a Spring theme in mind. Namely Chocolate Easter Nests. The cookies are in the shape of nests, stuffed with small Easter eggs. Cute to serve and make, even suited to bake together with kids.

Chocolate Easter Nests, a plate with 7 cookies.
Chocolate Easter Nests

Although we’re celebrating Easter again with the 3 of us, cookies are always a good idea. I baked these cookies for Easter and Paul loves them. Yuri loves them less, since the chocolate Easter nests have coconut in them. I used a recipe from the cookbook ‘500 koekjes’ from Philippa Vanstone.

Another great recipe for Easter is this spinach pie or this blackberry mascarpone tart. If you’re looking for more cookie recipes, check out these Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies or the chocolate almond & cranberry clusters. If looking for something for Mother’s Day, which is short to Easter, check out this Mother’s Day Cake.


The cookies are delicious. A bit soft on the inside, which makes them perfect. I added a little bit less coconut compared to the recipe, since I didn’t have enough at home. I also had less Easter eggs, but this wasn’t a problem either. Next time I will make smaller scoops, so the cookies spread less while baking them. Now I will explain how to make chocolate Easter nests.

Comment below if you’re going to try it out, if you have any questions and tag #cosetteiscookin when you post pictures on your socials.

Chocolate Easter Nests

Chocolate Easter Nests, a plate with 7 cookies on them
Chocolate Easter Nests

Allergies: dairy, chocolate, egg, coconut, wheat, gluten


115 grams butter

100 grams fine sugar

100 grams cane sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla-extract

2 tbsp melted dark chocolate

200 grams flour

2 tbsp cocoa powder

¼ tsp baking soda

a bit of salt

75 grams shredded coconut

75 grams oat flakes

175 grams M&M’s Easter eggs


With a stand mixer cream the butter with both the sugars. Add eggs, vanilla-extract and melted chocolate.

Stir in the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Then add the coconut and oat flakes. Place 2 scoops of the batter on a baking sheet. Dip a thumb in flour and press holes in each cookie.

Bake for 12 minutes in a preheated 160°C/320°F oven. Let cool down and fill with Easter eggs.


  • Recipe source is the cookbook ‘500 koekjes’.
  • Enough for 15 cookies.
Ingredients, all layed out in cups on the counter
Butter and 2 sugars in a white bowl
Butter and 2 sugars
Dry ingredients added in a white bowl
Dry ingredients added
Oat flakes and coconut added, in a white bowl
Oat flakes and coconut added
The cookie batter in a white bowl
The cookie batter
Scoops of cookie batter, 9 of them on a baking sheet
Scoops of cookie batter
Scoops of cookie batter with holes, 9 on a baking sheet
Scoops of cookie batter with holes
Baked nests, 9 of them on a baking sheet
Baked nests

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