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.
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
Allergies: dairy, chocolate, egg, coconut, wheat, gluten
115 grams butter
100 grams fine sugar
100 grams cane sugar
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.