Cookie Cup Nests

By Mar 29, 20212 Comments

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Cookie cups are easy to make and can be so much fun. The best part of making a cookie cup is you can choose your favorite cookie recipe – or just use refrigerated cookie dough from the grocery store! A cookie cup nest is a the perfect spring treat.

Spring Treat: Cookie Cup Bird's Nest

How To Make Cookie Cups

To make cookie cups, you’ll need:

  • Cookie Dough
  • Cooking Spray
  • Muffin Tin

Make (or buy!) your favorite cookie dough. Press it into a muffin tin that has been generously sprayed with cooking spray. Bake according to the recipes for the dough and allow to thoroughly cool before removing from the muffin tin.

Depending on how much your cookies puff up, you might want to scoop out the cookie cups a bit once you take them out of the oven. Be careful that you don’t scoop out too much of the cookie if you choose to do this.

Cookie cup sitting on blue plate.

Once your cookie cups have completely cooled, insert a butter knife and use it around the edges to gently remove the cookie cups from the muffin tins.

Now it’s time to turn these cookie cups into bird’s nests!

Cookie cup nest with candy eggs and sprinkles.

How To Make Cookie Cup Nests

To make a cookie cup nest, you’ll need:

  • Cookie Cups
  • Frosting Tinted Green
  • Piping Bags
  • Grass/Fur Decorating Tip
  • Sprinkles
  • Candy Eggs

Load the grass/fur tip in a piping bag and fill it with green frosting. I used vanilla frosting mixed with a little green food coloring to make my grass-colored frosting.

Cookie cup filled with green frosting that looks like grass sitting on a blue plate with a piping bag next to it.

Fill the button of your cup with frosting.

Cookie cup bird's nest sitting on blue plate with sprinkles on the frosting.

Then, create the grass effect by holding the piping bag just above the edge of the cup, and squeezing the piping bag to create about ¼ inch of frosting “grass.” Check out the below video tutorial if you’ve never tried this piping technique.

Video Tutorial: Cookie Cups with Green Frosting Grass Nests
Add sprinkles and candy eggs to your edible cookie cup nest, and it’s ready to serve!

Edible birds nests made with cookie cups, frosting, and chocolate eggs.

Make these for your Easter or spring celebration. They will be a big hit!