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Chocolate Bird's Nest Cookies

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The most adorable Bird\\\'s Nest cookies made with a sugar cookie bottom and buttercream frosting. These gourmet cookies are perfect for Easter and spring.

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1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter ( at room temperature )
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 + 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 + 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Coconut Topping
1 + 1/2 cups coconut flakes
1 + 1/2 teaspoons water
4-5 drops green food coloring
10-13 drops yellow food coloring
splash vanilla extract ( optional )
Frosting
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter ( at room temperature )
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt + a pinch
3 cups powdered (confectioners\' sugar)
1 + 1/2 teaspoons meringue powder
1/8 cup whole milk
45-50 chocolate egg candies
Spring sprinkles ( optional )
In a medium bowl, whisk flour and cocoa powder; set aside. In a stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on medium-low until mixed, about 1 minute. Too much air from whipping will...
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Nutritions

Calories
1548

Sodium
226mg
9% DV

Fat
66g
102% DV

Protein
7g
15% DV

Carbs
242g
82% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV