jelly bean nest cookies

Jelly Bean Nest Cookies

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter or margarine
8 ounces cream cheese
2 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Jelly beans
Flaked coconut (tinted green)

Beat together margarine and cream cheese. Add sugar, egg, vanilla extract, coconut and almond extracts. Mix well.

In a separate bowl sift together the flour and the baking powder. Add flour mixture to the creamed ingredients gradually, beating well after each addition.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes. Cookies will not brown on top and remain a creamy white color. Remove from oven and immediately scoop the top out of each cookie.

Fill the top of each cookie with tinted coconut to make a nest, (to tint place coconut in a plastic bag with several drops of green food color and shake to coat) and place 3 jelly beans on top.