Easter Nest Cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Pastel M&Ms
  1. Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix in egg and vanilla until well incorporated then add flour,salt and baking powder slowly.
  3. Split dough into half and wrap in plastic.
  4. Refrigerate dough for 1 hr. (Alternatively you can freeze formed dough balls for 12 minutes prior to baking)
  5. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  6. Shape dough into small balls about the size of a walnut, and space 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
  7. Please resist the urge to create thumb print at this point.
  8. Bake for about 12-15 minutes until lightly brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and immediately press in three M&Ms into centre of each cookie.
  10. Remove from sheet pan to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before serving.
  11. Store in an airtight container.
  12. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.