Bird's Nest Cookies

Some kids build blanket forts all over the house. My kids build blanket and pillow nests.  They are obsessed with birds right now.  So here are some bird's nest cookies from our house to yours. And a GREAT way to use up some of that Easter CANDY!

I have been organizing our DIY pantry (see this post) and noticed that we have a TON of peanut butter. So, it's time for peanut butter cookies with a Springtime twist.  Read on to see how to make a chocolate bird for your little cookie nest.

I used >this recipe. They turned out so soft and yummy. If you don't want to make a ton of one inch balls, just make bigger balls of dough and they make great nests.  I cooked them the same length of time. Some of our cookie balls were 2-3 inches big before they cooked.

The recipe calls for hershey kisses.  But chocolate eggs turn these cookies into little nests!  The cookies come out of the oven looking like little balls.  You just nestle these little chocolate eggs right down into them and they look so comfy!

If you are making these treats with kids, check out >these tips first.
Remember to have your chocolate unwrapped before they come out of the oven.  The chocolate goes on AS SOON AS they come out.

Here is a baby bird sitting with some little eggs.  Want to know how I made it?
It was an accident at first!  I accidently tipped a cookie with a kiss over when I was transferring the cookies to the cooling rack.  When I picked it up the top was bent over.  It looked just like a little bird!  So then I made a few more "accidents" on purpose.

Like this:
I used the back of a butter knife to first tip the top over to the left, and then to make a little feather stand up on top.  I was surprised how easy it was to "sculpt" the chocolate.

Just wait about 3-5 minutes after they come out of the oven to tip the top over.  The chocolate has to be melted enough for it to work.  But if you wait too long it is too melted and doesn't work as well.

Enjoy munching on This Little Project!

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