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Nest Cookies

Birthday Recipe

All the little birds will be flocking to your nest when you make these coconut delights, topped with Jelly Belly jelly beans.



  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  3. In large bowl beat shortening, sugar, egg white and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Add flour mixture and milk until blended. Stir in coconut.
  5. Roll dough into a ball, divide in half. Roll 15 one-inch balls from each half and place on ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Make thumbprint depression in center of each ball to form next. Bake 6 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and place 4 Jelly Belly jelly beans in center of each cookie.
  8. Return to oven and bake 5 more minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.


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