Robin's Nests

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Tasty cookies made with walnuts and fondant. The title suggests what cookies will look like when finished, little nests with eggs in them...cute! Got the recipe from my aunt, don't know where it originated before that!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 2 eggs, separated

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups walnuts, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup

  • 2 drops blue food coloring

  • 1 drop green food coloring

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks then stir in the vanilla. Stir in the flour and mix well.

  3. In a shallow dish, such as a pie pan, beat egg whites until foamy. Spread walnuts on a plate or waxed paper.

  4. Roll 1 teaspoon of dough into a ball; roll in egg whites then in walnuts. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Make a depression in each ball with your thumb.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, cream the remaining 2 tablespoons butter with corn syrup, blue and green food coloring and almond extract. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar. Roll 1/2 teaspoon of fondant mixture into egg-shaped balls. Place fondant eggs into hollows of baked cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

160 Calories
9g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 160
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 40mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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