I call these the “lazy woman’s thumbprint cookies.” Instead of going through the trouble of making a filling for these delicious spice cookies, you simply sprinkle some white chocolate chips in the centers immediately after baking. After a gentle push, you’ve created these yummy, spice-filled cookie nests that are adorable to look at — but even better to eat!
(After sprinkling the chips in the center, you can use the back of a spoon to smooth them if you like. I prefer to leave the chips as is — it looks more nest-y to me.)
And if you reeeealllly need to be lazy, you can do this with the premade gingerbread dough in the store. This dough tends to spread a little more, so roll it into balls and freeze the balls before baking — then pop ‘em right in the oven. This will keep them small and thick — perfect nests.