Easy Birds Nest Cookies

I needed to bake…. I wanted to bake…. and I had a craving for Birds Nest Cookies.  So I went looking at recipe’s and then blended a few to come up with my own!

Dessert tonight - I wonder if there will be any left tomorrow?

Dessert tonight – I wonder if there will be any left tomorrow


Here is my easy recipe – it makes about 2 doz – depending on size of cookie!  LOL!  I only got 20!

  1. Preheat oven to 350º and lightly grease cookie sheet
  2. before starting dough finely chop 1 cup walnuts and place into a bowl
  3. in a small bowl beat one egg with 1 tbsp. of  milk
  4. place walnuts and egg mixture to the side until the dough is formed
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 2/3 cup demara brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • cream butter, sugar and vanilla together until soft
  • add 2 cups unbleached flour to creamed mixture and mix until soft dough forms
  • roll into approx. 1 inch balls
  • dip each ball into egg mixture and then roll in walnuts
  • place on greased cooked sheet, approx. 1/2 inch apart; and form a well in the center of each cookie with your thumb
  • spoon approx. 1/2 tsp jam into each well

Bake in 350º for 15 to 18 min – cool on sheet 5 min and then move to cooling rack.




About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Easy Birds Nest Cookies

  1. Barbara Fletcher says:

    Do you have any workshops/classes in late October in your area?

    • Hi Barbara,
      I do have a Workshop in mid October – Meg Swanson’s I -cord gloves. Here is a link to the class Calendar –
      This will allow you to pinpoint your dates better. Please let know if you have any questions!


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