Bird's Nest Cookies
- 1 1/3 cup flaked coconut
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 bag m&m's speckled eggs for easter
Preheat oven to 300*.
Spread coconut on ungreased cookie sheet. Toast in oven, stirring occasionally, until it turns light golden brown, about 25 minutes.
Remove coconut from cookie sheet and set aside.
Increase temperature to 350* and lightly grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, add butter and sugar and whip until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Blend into creamed mixture.
Form dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Roll heavily into toasted coconut. Place cookies 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Make indention with thumb in center of each cookie.
Bake 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove cookies and cool completely.
Fill indentions with m&m's speckled eggs.