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As a child, I found cooking completely uninteresting. However, there was one little recipe that was easy enough to cobble together, whimsical enough to hold my attention and satisfying enough to warrant the effort. Bird’s Nest Cookies are perfect starter cookies to bring out the baking-cooking spirit in reluctant budding chefs.

Just a little note of warning—you will enjoy this cookie enough to go to sleep dreaming up alternate fillings.

New Age Bird's Next Cookies

New Age Bird’s Nest Cookies

  • 2 c spelt flour
  • 1 1/2 c (8 oz) organic raw almonds, ground coarsely
  • 1/2 t each fine sea salt, cinnamon
  • 1/2 c coconut oil
  • 1/4 c each maple syrup, honey—buckwheat honey used here
  • 1/2 c jam: apricot, strawberry, cherry, prune, raspberry, coconut, etc.

Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine all ingredients except for the jam in a large bowl. Form the dough into 1-inch sized rounds. Space them out on a cookie sheet, and in each cookie, make a thumbprint large enough to hold a heaping 1/2 teaspoon of jam. Fill each cookie with assorted jams. Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before eating or the hot jam may burn you. Yields: 2-3 dozen cookies.

New Age Bird’s Nest Cookie Print Ready Recipe

New Age Bird's Nest Cookie

Final notes:

New Age Bird's Nest Cookie