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[Cookie Elf #241] Easy No-Bake Birds Nest Cookies: Fun for Spring!
April 03, 2018
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Celebrate spring with these easy Birds Nest Cookies - fun for the kids while they're on spring break and a fun way to use extra chocolate candy eggs or jelly beans. Enjoy!

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Feature: Easy Birds Nest Cookies: Fun for Cookie Recipe for Spring

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Birds Nest Cookies - they're an easy and fun no-bake cookie recipe, especially in the spring!

Different cooks use different melting chocolate flavors to make these fun cookies, but the one thing they have in common are egg-shaped candies, pressed into the middle of the cookies after they are formed or dropped.

This easy version is a great cookie recipe for kids. Can you say "No oven"?

You'll melt the flavored chips in the microwave and then mix in the chow mein noodles (the birds nest "straw") by hand. Kids love to drop the nests onto baking trays and press the eggs into the centers before they set.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 15-30 minutes
Makes about 3-4 dozen cookies

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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