Bird's Nest Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 36
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1 1/3 cups flaked coconut -- 3 1/2oz
1 cup butter or margarine -- softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups MandMs Chocolate Mini Baking Bits -- divided

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Spread coconut on ungreased cookie sheet. Toast in oven stirring occasionally, until coconut just begins to turn light golden, about 25 minuts. Remove coconut from cookie sheet; set aside. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F. In large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In medium bowl combine flour and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in 1 cup MandM's Chocolate Mini Baking Bits. Form dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Roll heavily in toasted coconut. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until coconnut is golden brown. Remove cookies to wire racks; immediately fill indentations with remaining MandM's Chocolate Mini Baking Bits, using scant teaspoonful for each cookie. Cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen cook


Nutritional Information:

83 Calories (kcal); 5g Total Fat; (56% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 19mg Cholesterol; 98mg Sodium

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