The kids and I just finished making our yearly "Bird's Nest Cookies." I didn't actually realize they'd be a yearly tradition until Micah started asking in the summer if we'd be making them at Christmas again. Bird's Nest Cookies are not "cookies," in the strictest sense of the word, they are a Val creation of uncooked blended nuts, peanut butter, smashed dates, coconut, cocoa, craisins, and raisins. But, hey, the kids love them. We made an assembly line after I got the nuts and dates all squished together (with a tiny bit of water to moisten things). I put the little nests on one plate, Jesse picked them up and dipped them in coconut and/or cocoa and gave them to Micah, who put the raisin/craisin eggs on top and put them on our pretty red plate.