These fun Easter Basket Cookies are easy to make and full of delicious flavors! The colored coconut egg nest sits on top of a super soft sugar cookie with a layer of tasty buttercream frosting to hold Cadbury's shimmer mini chocolate eggs in place! Top your cookies with your favorite Easter egg candies for the perfect Easter treat to make with the kids!!
Color your coconut by dividing your desired portions per selected colors and placing each coconut portion into a ziploc plastic storage bag. I used three colors, so divided my coconut into three batches and placed each portion into one of three storage bags.
Add a drop of gel food coloring into each storage bag of coconut, seal the bag. Use your fingers to move the coconut around in the bag, distributing the coloring throughout the coconut. Allow the coconut to dry for a few minutes.
Once cookies are cooled, pipe or spread the buttercream frosting onto the cookies. I suggest piping a circle around the cookie edge to hold your coconut 'nest' in place.
Sprinkle coconut onto the frosted cookies then place 3 of each Cadbury shimmer mini milk chocolate eggs onto each cookie.