Aren’t these cookies just adorable? My kids were completely enthralled. Now that’s either because they are, in fact, adorable; or because I don’t make enough cutesy kid stuff for the various holidays! They’re going to outgrow the stage where they enjoy that kind of thing before I actually start doing it on a regular basis.
I don’t usually bother with the cutesy food thing, but the kids DO love it when I make that little extra effort. And really? These were no extra effort at all. They may just be the easiest cookie to make in the history of cookies. Boil a few things together, stir in a few other things and drop that mixture onto wax paper. Doesn’t get much easier than that.
So I decided to get all fancy and add some mini eggs. Cause apparently that equates to fancy at my house.
I may need to get out more.
This recipe is one that I got from a friend in high school. I’d rather not do the math on how long ago that was! I haven’t made it that many times though, because when I make these things, I cannot stop eating them. It’s a chewy, chocolate, coconut and oatmeal no-bake cookie that is completely and totally addictive. Certainly not a healthy cookie though, and eating an entire batch in a few days probably woundn’t be good. So I don’t make them very often.
We have always called these haystack cookies, but I thought they would make pretty cute little bird’s nest cookies, so I threw on some mini-eggs and there you go, they’re little nests. Because what you need in a sugary chocolate cookie is definitely more sugar and chocolate. Right?
Whatever, they’re cute. And it’s Easter.
I should make cutesy food more often, it lets me justify eating more chocolate!