Robin's Nests

Robin's Nests
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.

Instructions

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
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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.
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In a shallow dish, such as a pie pan, beat egg whites until foamy.
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Spread walnuts on a plate or waxed paper.
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Roll 1 teaspoon of dough into a ball; roll in egg whites then in walnuts.
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Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Make a depression in each ball with your thumb.
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Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes.
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Meanwhile, cream the remaining 2 tablespoons butter with corn syrup, blue and green food coloring and almond extract. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar.
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Roll 1/2 teaspoon of fondant mixture into egg-shaped balls.
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Place fondant eggs into hollows of baked cookies.
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