Bird-Watching Activities for Kids

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Robin's Egg Treats Activity

These robin's egg treats are yummy delicious!
These robin's egg treats are yummy delicious!

Real Robin eggs might not taste like jellybeans, but the eggs in this Robin's egg treats activity do!

What You'll Need:

  • 11/3 cups flaked coconut
  • Cookie sheets
  • 3 bowls
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange peel
  • Shortening
  • 1 cup small jellybeans

Be sure to have an adult help you with this project.



Step 1: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread coconut on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in oven for about 25 minutes or until coconut begins to brown; stir occasionally.

Step 2: Put toasted coconut in bowl.

Step 3: Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Add egg and lemon extract; beat until smooth.

Step 4: Combine flour, salt, and orange peel in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; blend.

Step 5: Separate dough into 36 small balls; roll each ball in toasted coconut until completely covered. Place each dough ball 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.

Step 6: Using your thumb, make a dent in the center of each ball.

Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until coconut is golden brown. Remove to wire racks and cool completely. Put jellybean "eggs" in the indentations of cooled cookies. Makes 3 dozen treats.

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