• 470 grams (4 cups) flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 200 grams (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 235 grams (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 0.5 teaspoons (0.5 teaspoons) baking soda
  • 40 grams (0.33 cups) cocoa powder


  • Whisk

    Ideal for combining eggs and sugar until they are fluffy and smooth.

  • Mixing Bowl

    Make sure it's large enough to fit all your ingredients comfortably.

  • Sifter

    This helps to aerate the flour and cocoa powder, ensuring a lighter dough.

  • Meat Grinder

    Perfect for shaping unique nest cookies. Ensure it's clean before use.

  • Parchment Paper

    Keeps your cookies from sticking to the baking sheet, making clean-up a breeze.

  • Baking Sheet

    A quality baking sheet ensures even heat distribution for perfectly baked cookies.


Step 1

Step 1: Whisk the eggs with sugar until pale and frothy, then add the softened butter. Make sure the butter is at room temperature to mix in well.

Step 2

Step 2: Sift the flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder together. Sifting the dry ingredients helps to remove lumps and adds air for a lighter dough.

Step 3

Step 3: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, and knead the dough with your hands until well combined. Be careful not to over-knead to avoid a tough dough.

Step 4

Step 4: Put the dough in the freezer for 1 hour to harden. Chilling the dough makes it easier to shape.

Step 5

Step 5: Once the dough has hardened, put it through a meat grinder to form nests. If you don't have a meat grinder, you can shape the nests by hand or use a cookie press.

Step 6

Step 6: Place the nests on parchment paper-lined baking sheets and bake in an oven preheated to 356°F (180°C) for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on the cookies to avoid over-baking.

Step 7

Step 7: Decorate with chocolate eggs or glazed nuts as desired. Let the cookies cool completely before decorating for best results.


🌟 Ready to serve your Nest Cookies with a twist? Here are some fun and delicious serving ideas:

Milk & Cookies: Nothing says comfort like a warm cookie paired with a glass of cold milk. It's a match made in heaven! 🥛

Decorative Delights: Elevate your presentation by placing the cookies on a fancy plate and topping each one with mini chocolate eggs or glazed nuts. This makes them look as good as they taste! 🍫

Picnic Perfect: Pack these beauties into a basket for an outdoor picnic. They travel well and are sure to be a hit in any casual setting. 🍃

Dessert Extravaganza: Serve your Nest Cookies alongside a platter of fresh fruits, some whipped cream, and maybe even a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The contrast in flavors is simply delightful! 🍓🍦


🥄 Want to make this recipe gluten-free? Substitute the 470g flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Ensure it contains a binder like xanthan gum for the right texture.

🌱 To create a vegan version, replace the 2 eggs with flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 6 tbsp water) and swap the 200g butter for a plant-based butter alternative.


  • Q: Can I skip the freezing step?

    A: Freezing the dough helps it firm up, making it easier to shape. Skipping this step might make the dough too soft to work with.

  • Q: Do I need to sift the flour?

    A: Yes, sifting the flour helps prevent lumps and ensures a smoother dough.

  • Q: Can I add other flavorings?

    A: Absolutely! Feel free to add vanilla extract or even a hint of cinnamon for an extra flavor kick.

  • Q: How do I know when the cookies are done?

    A: The cookies should be set and slightly golden around the edges. 15 minutes at 356F (180C) should do the trick.

  • Q: What's the best way to store these cookies?

    A: Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. They taste even better the next day!

  • Q: Can I double the recipe?

    A: Yes, but be sure to mix the ingredients thoroughly to ensure even distribution.

Nutrition facts

Easter nest cookies
Recipe Yield:24 cookies
Calories:approximately 135 calories per cookie
Calories (Min - Max):120 - 150
Total Fat:8g
Saturated Fat:5g
Total Carbohydrate:15g
Total Sugars:8g