Including recipes for Crispy Easter Nests, Easter Cookies, Apple Cheddar Cookies, Eggsquisite Easter Baskets, Greek Easter Cookies, Carrot-Oatmeal Cookies, and Quick-as-a-Bunny Easter Egg Nests
Crispy Easter Nests
- 7 oz Marshmallow Creme
- 1/4 c Creamy peanut butter
- 2 tb Butter or margarine; melted
- 5 oz Chow mein noodles
- 1 c M&M Plain Candies; chopped
- Assorted candies (jelly beans, small easter eggs, etc.)
Combine marshmallow creme, peanut butter, and butter; mix until well blended. Add noodles and chopped plain chocolate candies; mix well.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet; shape with greased fingers to form nests. Let stand until firm. Dust bottoms of nests with confectioner's sugar, if desired.
Fill with assorted candies just before serving.
- 3/4 c Butter; softened
- 3/4 c Sugar
- 3 Egg yolks
- 4 ts Orange Juice
- 2 tb Milk
- 3/4 c Currants
- 4 c All-purpose flour
- 1 pn Salt
Easter Cookie Glaze
- 1 Egg white; lightly beaten
- 2 tb powdered sugar
- Food Coloring (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). Grease several baking sheets with butter.
In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until creamy. Beat in egg yolks, orange juice, and milk. Add currants.
Sift flour and salt into bowl; mix in to form a fairly stiff dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface until smooth.
Roll out to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a round 2-1/2-inch-fluted cookie cutter, cut out circles from dough; place on prepared baking sheets. Knead and roll out trimmings; cut out more circles. Continue until dough is used up.
Bake cookies 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
Brush cookies with egg white mixture; sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.
Return to oven for about 5 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
Remove from baking sheets to wire racks; cool. Store in an airtight container.
Easter Cookie Glaze:
Mix together the egg and powdered sugar. Add a few drops of food coloring, if desired
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Apple Cheddar Cookies
- 1/2 c Butter
- 1/2 c Sugar
- 1 ea Egg; Lg
- 1 ts Vanilla
- 1 1/2 c Unbleached Flour
- 1/2 ts Baking Soda
- 1/2 ts Cinnamon; Ground
- 1/2 ts Salt
- 6 oz Cheddar; Sharp, Shredded
- 1 1/2 c Apples; Cored,Peeled,Chopped
- 1/4 c Nuts; Chopped
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then stir in the egg and vanilla.
Add the combined dry ingredients, blending well. Stir in the cheese, apples and nuts.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F. for 15 minutes.
Remove from the cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack or plate.
Eggsquisite Easter Baskets
- 4 Shredded wheat biscuits -crumbled
- 3/4 c Peanut Butter
- 3/4 c Butterscotch chips
Mix peanut butter and chips over low heat or place in microwave until melted. Add shredded wheat.
Cool slightly, then mold into baskets - wonderfully yucky! Try shaping over back of bowl.
Place baskets in fridge to set.
Fill nests with Easter eggs and/or candy. Little nests filled with jellybeans are delightful.
Greek Easter Cookies
- 2 1/4 c Flour
- 1 1/4 ts Baking powder
- 1/4 ts Salt
- 1/2 c Butter, softened
- 1 c Powdered Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 2 tb Milk
- 1 ts Vanilla
- 1 Egg Yolk and 1 tb Milk beaten together
- 3 tb Sesame Seeds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and set aside.
In a large bowl combine butter and sugar, beating until fluffy. Add egg, milk, vanilla and beat well after each addition.
Add flour mixture 1 cup at a time blending will after each addition.
Roll 1 teaspoon of dough on a lightly floured surface into a 6 inch rope, fold in half and twist 2 or 3 times, pinch ends together. Place 1 inch apart on 3 greased cookie sheets. Brush with egg/milk mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake 10-13 minutes or until golden brown in color. Cool on rack. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
- 1/2 c All purpose flour
- 1/2 c Whole wheat flour
- 1/4 c Nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 ts Baking powder
- 1/4 ts Baking soda
- 1/2 ts Salt
- 1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
- 1/4 ts Ground cinnamon
- 1/4 c Solid shortening
- 1/3 c Brown sugar
- 1/2 c Molasses
- 1 ea Egg
- 1 c Shredded carrots
- 1 ts Vanilla
- 1 3/4 c Quick cook rolled oats
Combine the flours, milk powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
Cream together the shortening, sugar, and molasses; add the egg, then the dry ingredients. Stir until well blended.
Add the carrots, vanilla, and oats, and mix well.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 10-12 min. or until lightly browned.
Cool on wire rack.
Quick-as-a-Bunny Easter Egg Nests
- 4 tb Butter
- 4 c Marshmallows or 10 oz
- 5 c Rice krispie cereal
- 1/2 c green-tinted coconut
- Miniature marshmallows, jelly beans, chocolate eggs, etc.
Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir till melted. Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly . Remove from heat, add Rice Krispies and coconut and stir till thoroughtly mixed.
Shape mixture into 16 3" nests. Chill thoroughly.
Fill cooled nests with miniature marshmallows, jelly beans, chocolate eggs, etc, (anything you can think of).
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Easter Story Cookies
A perfect easter activity to do with your youngsters. These cookies are to be prepared the night before easter. The spiritual preparation accompanies the physical preparation of these cookies.
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