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Just Desserts with Jane: Bird’s Nest Cookies

Jane Henry, the owner of Jane’s Sugar Magnolia in Dallas, is taking us behind the scenes of her bakery and sharing how-to videos, recipes and decorating tips. From cookies to cupcakes, this series will show you how to make stunning sweets with a little help from a pro.

Celebrate Spring with These Adorable Cookies

Easter is right around the corner, and these bird’s nest cookies are the cutest and tastiest of treats to add to your holiday spread. They’re simple to make (you only need a microwave!) and fun for kids to pitch in and help.

These cookies are sure to become a family tradition at your holiday, like they were at mine. My Granny always made them for our Easter celebrations, and we’d pass them around at dessert with ice cream and, of course, cake.



To make bird’s nest cookies, you only need a few ingredients:

¾ cup butterscotch chips
½ cup smooth peanut butter
2 cups chow mein noodles
Jelly beans or candy eggs

The chow mein noodles can be found in the foreign foods aisle at the grocery store. If you can’t find them, crushed up pretzel sticks will work too.

To start, melt together your butterscotch chips and peanut butter in the microwave. I always suggest doing this in 30-second intervals to avoid anything getting overheated.

Once that’s ready, crunch up your chow mein noodles into smaller pieces and pour your peanut butter mixture over top. Give it a good mix so that all the noodles are coated.



Now it’s time to shape! I like to use an ice cream scooper to help me get the round shape, but your hands will do the trick too. Shape them into a bird’s nest and place a few jelly beans or candies in the center for your baby eggs.

Rest the cookies on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper and put them in the refrigerator to set up. Voila! A tasty, super easy and festive dessert to enjoy with friends and family!

I hope you have fun creating these and enjoying them at your holiday. Don’t forget to snap a photo of your cookies and tag us in your post with #DiscoverJSM.

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