Wednesday, March 7, 2012
bird's nest cookies
Tomorrow I am teaching preschool and I'm using the book Chicken's Aren't the Only Ones as our theme. This will our snack- I think I'm more excited about them than the kids will be tomorrow! I am really into birds, nests and eggs right now. Since I decorated my kitchen with teal, yellow and lime green for Spring I printed off the photo above and framed it to coordinate with everything else. After I made these cookies I placed a few on a white cake plate for a fun kitchen decoration (we'll see how long they last...). I love Spring (hurry and get here)!
bird's nest cookies (adapted from Tip Junkie)
12 ounce package chow mein noodles
12 ounce package butterscotch morsels
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat or spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In a large pot over low heat, slowly melt the butterscotch chips, stirring constantly. When chips are melted, add chow mein noodles and mix to combine. Use a 1/4 measuring cup to portion out the cookies onto the baking sheet. Shape into a nest (this is harder than it looks so mine are not as awesome as Tip Junkie's are!). Place egg-shaped candies in the center of each cookie. Allow to set for at least 5 minutes before serving or transferring.