Cocoa-Coconut Oatmeal Nests

Details

Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
48 cookies

If you're looking for an easy Easter or spring bird's nest recipe that kids will love any time of year, then try out this delightful HERSHEY'S Nests recipe. Top off these cookies with candy-coated chocolate eggs.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
8 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup

    butter (1-1/2 sticks), softened

  • 3/4 cup

    granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup

    packed light brown sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup

    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa

  • 1 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

  • 1-1/2 cups

    sweetened coconut flakes

  • 1-1/2 cups

    quick-cooking or regular rolled oats

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
Oven
bowl
Bowl
mixer
Mixer
measuring cups
Measuring Cups
rubber scraper
Rubber Scraper
cookie sheet
Cookie Sheet
wire rack
Wire Rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F.

2

Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended; beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in coconut and oats; drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Tip

For extra texture, press additional oats and coconut onto dropped cookie dough before baking.

3

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; press chocolate egg onto center of each cookie, if desired. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. 

Additional questions?