Bird Nest Cookies

Bird Nest Cookies

Turn an ordinary cookie into a bird lover’s special treat. They’re the perfect ending to a garden party gathering. At a bake sale, few will be able to resist!

Each serves 1.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake The Cookies

Prepare your favorite sugar cookie recipe or use refrigerated cookie dough. Roll out dough 1/4 in. thick; cut round cookies using metal cutters. Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes or follow recipe instructions, until edges are light brown. Cool on pan on cooling grid 2 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

Step 2

Step 2: Make Chocolate Curls

Separately melt 1/2 package Dark Cocoa and 1/2 package White Candy Melts with 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening each; gently pour each into mini loaf pan and gently swirl the 2 candies to marble. Refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to come to room temperature. Using a vegetable peeler or cheese plane, pull blade across surface of chocolate, creating curls. Set curls aside.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate Cookies

Spread top of cooled cookies with whipped ganache. Arrange chocolate curls and Jordan Almonds over ganache.

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