Robin's Nests might be a good recipe to expand your hor d'oeuvre recipe box. This recipe serves 36. One serving contains 113 calories, 2g of protein, and 4g of fat. This recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Easter. A mixture of butter, food coloring, firmly brown sugar, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks then stir in the vanilla. Stir in the flour and mix well.
In a shallow dish, such as a pie pan, beat egg whites until foamy.
Spread walnuts on a plate or waxed paper.
Roll 1 teaspoon of dough into a ball; roll in egg whites then in walnuts.
Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Make a depression in each ball with your thumb.
Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, cream the remaining 2 tablespoons butter with corn syrup, blue and green food coloring and almond extract. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar.
Roll 1/2 teaspoon of fondant mixture into egg-shaped balls.
Place fondant eggs into hollows of baked cookies.