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Birds’ Nest Cookies


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  • 1 c. soft butter or margarine
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 2 egg yolks, unbeaten
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 2 c. sifted flour
  • 2 egg whites, unbeaten
  • 1 1/4 c. chopped nuts
  • Jam, jelly or candied cherries


Servings 4


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter until light and fluffy, gradually adding brown sugar. Add egg yolks; mix well. Blend in vanilla, salt and flour. Shape dough into 1” balls; dip each in egg white, then nuts. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, 1” apart. Bake 5 minutes; with thimble or end of wooden spoon, quickly make a depression in each. Bake 8 minutes longer. Cool; fill depression with jam. Makes 3½ dozen.

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