Easter Cookies

At a local coffee house I delighted in the site of some cute “nest cookies.”  These were made with a no-bake cookie recipe that I have made many times.  All they did was add three Easter peanut M&Ms in the center to make them look like a bird’s nest.  I resisted and did not sample any but I did decide I would replicate these for my grandchildren.  

Bird Nest Cookies
Makes 2 dozen
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 stick margarine
3 cups quick oats
4 tablespoon cocoa
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 bag of mini Whopper Robin Eggs

Heat sugar, milk and margarine in a medium saucepan.  Heat to boiling.  Boil 2 minutes

Add quick oats to a medium bowl. 

 Add cocoa.

Add peanut butter.

Add boiling mixture to oats, cocoa and peanut butter.  Add vanilla.  

Stir well.

Drop 1 tablespoons cookie dough onto waxed paper.  Press three Whopper mini Robin Eggs in the center to form a bird’s nest shape.

Finished product!  Enjoy!