candy egg cookie nests: spring = here!

Hi people! Welcome to spring. I tend to get a little excited about it because it means more produce to work with and more baking projects to explore. This one is a little throwback to a Valentine’s Day recipe I did back in February. Back then, I made “love nests” – brown sugar cookie nests with tiny sugar cookie hearts in the center. Now that it’s spring, the recipe takes even less time to look cute by simply making the sugar cookie nests and a bit of royal icing, and topping them with some egg-shaped candies. I suggest Peanut M&M’s, but you decide for yourself.

Here’s the recipe and step-by-step for the sugar cookie nests and the royal icing. Now go have some pastel candy egg fun. Use the vanilla/water combination for the icing instead of the lemon juice version, please. Or, feel free to use your own recipe for royal icing if you have one you prefer or are more comfortable with. It can be on the looser side since you’re basically using it as glue.

Note: this icing recipe will make a decent amount of icing. You don’t need that much unless you plan to ice other cookies or the hearts. Feel free to do what I did and cut the recipe in half.

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  • Reply Jen @ Juanita's Cocina March 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Tooter says she approves of this post.

    She likes birds.

    I’m not telling her these aren’t *real* birdies. Because…well, you know why.

    • Reply shannon March 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      Tell Tooter i approve of her animal AND pop culture choices. Let’s keep her in the dark about the birdies.

      I like HER. 🙂

  • Reply movita beaucoup March 21, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Sigh. Those wee nests are completely adorable. And would be even more adorablerer in my tummy.

    • Reply shannon March 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      thank you! they would look SO cute in your tummy.

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