A tradition at Easter in our family! A delicate butter biscuit is covered in coconut to look like a nest, and holds three mini chocolate eggs in the centre.
Divide the coconut into three separate containers. Colour one portion red, one yellow, and leave one plain. I like to colour the coconut by placing it into a jar with the food coloring. Just close the lid and shake until colored. Then toss the colored coconut together with the plain, and roll the dough in the coconut as above.
To avoid the possibility of the mini eggs cracking in the oven whilst baking, make an indent for the nests and then add the eggs after baking, gluing to the biscuits with a little icing or melted white or plain chocolate.
These cookies were a hit with my family. They liked my use of mini jelly beans in place of the chocolate nut, too. - 02 Apr 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
So clever! They taste great! I used M&Ms chocolate covered peanuts, and they work marvelously, without falling out of the nests. - 14 Apr 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
There isn't any Almonds in the recipe!!! - 11 Apr 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)