Easter Egg Nest Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 72 egg shaped candies (I used 2 bags of mini Cadbury chocolate eggs)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix them together and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar and oil on medium speed. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, and mix on low speed until a dough is formed.
  5. Divide the dough into 24 standard sized greased muffin tin cups. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of each muffin tin well, and top with 1 tablespoon of coconut. Spread the coconut to the edges. It will shrink a bit as it bakes.
  6. Bake the cookie nests for 11-13 minutes. The coconut should be starting to brown.
  7. Allow the cookie nests to cool almost completely (about 10 minutes) before removing to a cooling rack. I think it helps to give the cookie nests a little "twist" to loosen them before removing.
  8. When they are completely cooled, place three egg candies in each one.
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