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The Cutest Easter Cookies: Coconut Cream Cheese Cookie Nests

This delicious little recipe combines a classic Easter candy ~ Cadbury Mini Eggs ~ with my all-time most popular recipe -- The Macaroon Kiss.  

The buttery, cream cheese dough is rolled in coconut, then baked.  While still warm, simply nestle three little chocolate eggs inside.

Coconut Cream Cheese Cookie Nests
Makes approx. 48 cookies
2 1/2 cups All purpose flour 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon table salt 2/3 cups butter, softened 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 large egg yolks 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon juice from a fresh orange 10 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided in to 6 cup and 4 cup portions Cadbury Mini Eggs (2 10oz. bags)
Step 1:  In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.
Step 2:  In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg yolks, vanilla and orange juice and beat till smooth.  
Step 3:  In 1…

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