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Birds' Nests IV Recipe

Birds' Nests IV

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"The thumb print cookie that melts in your mouth, with creamy frosting."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Separate the eggs. Chop the nuts fine.
  2. Cream together 1 cup softened butter and sugar. Add the yolks, and beat well. Add the flour, and mix well.
  3. Make small balls out of dough. Roll balls in egg white, and then in the nuts. Place balls on greased cookie sheets, and press center of cookie with thumb. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 minutes. Press center of cookie again, bake until lightly browned 4 to 6 minutes. Cool cookies on racks.
  4. To make frosting, begin by blending the water, shortening, vanilla, and 1/4 cup softened butter or margarine together thoroughly. Slowly add confectioners' sugar, and mix until smooth and creamy. More water may be needed to make desired consistency.
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Apr 30, 2007

These are easy and DELICIOUS! I followed the recipe exactly, except I used walnuts instead of pecans (tasted great)! Also, I didn't make the icing, I just spooned some jam into the thumbprints before popping them into the oven. These are going to be my new classic cookies. Thanks!!

 
Apr 14, 2003

Our family has made these and they are now an Easter "classic"-- we try to tell the kids these cookies are only for the grownups. Plan on at least a double batch!!

 

3 Ratings

Dec 09, 2013

These are excellent! I also use walnuts instead of pecans. I use orange marmalade, apricot, and raspberry preserves. I make these every year for Christmas and it's a huge hit!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 457 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.5 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 99 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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