Chocolatey NestEgg Shortbread Cookies

Chocolatey NestEgg Shortbread Cookies
Makes:
42
cookies
Prep Time:
30
minutes
Total Time:
104
minutes
based on 11 reviews
14
Chocolatey NestEgg Shortbread Cookies combine Nestlé Crunch and raspberry jam to make these tasty Easter cookies. Perfect for surprising that special someone.

Ingredients:

  • COOKIES
  • 1 package (13 ounces) NESTLÉ CRUNCH or Milk Chocolate NestEggs, unwrapped
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • GLAZE
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk or water

Directions:

FOR COOKIES:
BEAT
butter, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press thumb into tops to make 1/2-inch-deep depressions (dough will crack around edges). Fill each depression with about 1/4 teaspoon jam.

BAKE for 14 to 16 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately press 1 Nestlé NestEgg into center of each cookie. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

FOR GLAZE:
COMBINE
powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and milk in small mixer bowl; whisk until smooth. Add more milk if needed. Drizzle over tops of cookies.


Reviews:

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cheryl shea from

I took the shortcut with the sugar dough recipe; bought sugar cookie mix. The premix worked predictably. Warning: Pack and Travel. Before doing so, chill the individual cookies on a platter to set the chocolate eggs, otherwise you will have a melty chocolate mess and display of chocolate egg on top of cookie nestled in raspberry jam is no way as they came out of oven. Advise glaze drizzle apply after arriving at destination for best presentation.

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    Chocolatey NestEgg Shortbread Cookies

    Mary Dempster from Huntington Beach, CA

    My grandson loves these cookies - and he is difficult to please. They are so rich and buttery with the raspberry jam and delicious chocolate. I have made them with Nestle's hearts, Easter crunch eggs and even Easter toffee eggs. Any of the Nestle's small chocolate pieces make them just out of this world. No matter what other dessert is on the table - especially at Valentine's or Easter - there are the first to go. I made some for Super Bowl and look forward to next week and Easter to hear the raves over these so simple to make goodies. Everyone loves them. Thank you.

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    Tasty - and pretty - cookie

    Kathleen Klespis-Wick from BELOIT, WI

    Made these for a church reception and they were greatly enjoyed. Apparently I made them a little small as I got more than stated and they baked faster than specified (watch them!). As a result, I ran out of "eggs" and finished up with another small solid chocolate candy which worked well also. Will make again.

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    These cookies are HOT

    Laura Pawelec from ASHFORD, CT

    These cookies are great. Very tasty and easy to make. Great idea! I served them to my children and they want me to make them again for Easter.

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    Chocolatey NestEgg Shortbread Cookies

    Bobbi Griffith from EVANS CITY, PA

    Excellent recipe to make with the grandchildren. We use strawberry jam.

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    Awesome Hit!!

    Sandra G. from Windsor, Ontario

    We all enjoy them! The kids & the adults! They became my yearly exchange cookie! Friends and family love them!!

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    Perfect for Easter

    Patricia McLean from Dallas, TX

    My Church holds a "cake walk" for the children on Easter morning so I have been experimenting with Easter goodies. This is a winner and I will prepare another batch or two for the event!

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    Yummy

    Beth Brinker from Wheeling, WV

    I made these for Easter for my family and everyone loved them. Great taste.

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    delicious cookie

    Debra Grady from OAK LAWN, IL

    I made these for Easter and everyone loved them.

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    Family Fun

    Kirsty Spencer from United Kingdom

    I really enjoyed making these shortbread cookies and my family loved them. I've got a demand for more!

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    kid friendly

    cheryl shea from

    I took the shortcut with the sugar dough recipe; bought sugar cookie mix. The premix worked predictably. Warning: Pack and Travel. Before doing so, chill the individual cookies on a platter to set the chocolate eggs, otherwise you will have a melty chocolate mess and display of chocolate egg on top of cookie nestled in raspberry jam is no way as they came out of oven. Advise glaze drizzle apply after arriving at destination for best presentation.

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    Church Youth Group Favorite

    CAROL LENDINO from WILMINGTON, NC

    My younger son helped me to prepare these for our local youth groups gathering. The kids loved them and have asked for more at other events. These are a "MUST MAKE" for kids.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/42 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 42 

  • Calories: 140
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 7g (10% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g (22% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (4% of DV)
  • Sodium: 45mg (2% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 19g (6% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 13g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Chocolatey NestEgg Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

  • COOKIES
  • 1 package (13 ounces) NESTLÉ CRUNCH or Milk Chocolate NestEggs, unwrapped
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • GLAZE
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk or water

 

Directions

FOR COOKIES:
BEAT
butter, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press thumb into tops to make 1/2-inch-deep depressions (dough will crack around edges). Fill each depression with about 1/4 teaspoon jam.

BAKE for 14 to 16 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately press 1 Nestlé NestEgg into center of each cookie. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

FOR GLAZE:
COMBINE
powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and milk in small mixer bowl; whisk until smooth. Add more milk if needed. Drizzle over tops of cookies.

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