Looking for a cute treat for Easter to make for the kids or the family?  Try this, Easter Basket Cookies.  

What you'll need:

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Roll of pre-made sugar cookies (brand doesn't matter)
Container of vanilla frosting
1/2 cup of sweetened coconut
colored sugar
red licorice, sour straws or pipe cleaners
bag of jelly beans
jordan almonds
mini-muffin pan

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350

Take a cookie scoop of sugar cookie dough and roll into a ball and repeat until all the dough is gone (or you can do it one at a time)*.

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Take the balls and roll them in the colored sugar (I opted for Easter colors)*

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Place each sugar rolled ball into the muffin pan

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With your thumb press down each cookie ball in the middle.

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Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes depending on how fast or slow your oven cooks.

In the mean time take 1/2c of coconut and put it in a zip lock bag.

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Put in 4 or 5 drops of green food coloring and squish the coconut around in the back to color.

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Then take the frosting and put it in a decorator bag or a ziploc bag.

Once your cookies are done let them cool and then take your frosting and fill each cookie.

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Top each cookie with the green coconut.

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Then put your jelly beans and/or Jordan almonds on top.

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Then top with your licorice, pipe cleaner, etc.

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*some tips

I rolled the cookies way to big and they exploded over the top of the muffin pan.  Roll them smaller than you think they should be.

I used the larger granule colored sugar and it melted into the cookie without the color.  So I would suggest the smaller granules and darker colored sugar.

I used the Twizzler pull aparts for the basket handles.  I had to freeze them to get them to stand up and as soon as they thawed they fell.  You might use pipe cleaner.