Too sweet to hide, these fun Coconut Cookie Nests are the perfect addition to your Easter festivities.
With delicious egg-shaped chocolates nestled atop colorful cookie nests, these easy-to-make treats are sure to create a "hoppy" Easter.
- 2 large egg whites
- 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 4 colors of food coloring (optional)
- 12 NESTLÉ CRUNCH or BUTTERFINGER NestEggs, unwrapped
PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Lightly grease and flour baking sheet.
WHISK egg whites until frothy in medium bowl. Stir in coconut, sugar, flour, vanilla extract and salt until well blended. Divide coconut mixture into 4 bowls. Add 1 to 2 drops different color food coloring to each bowl; mix until colors are dispersed evenly. Drop by tablespoonfuls into 12 mounds 1 1/2 inches apart. Press centers in slightly to form nests.
BAKE for 20 to 22 minutes or until set and lightly golden brown. Remove baking sheet to a wire rack. Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes; transfer nests to wire rack to cool completely. Place 1 Nestlé NestEgg in each nest before serving.
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This was the very 1st recipe that I ever tried from VBB.com. I didn't end up trying the finished product because I ended up with 4 of each color and wanted to make a beautiful tray that my parents could take to an Easter gathering that hubby and I couldn't attend. Well, I got phone calls and thank you notes after the holiday, all in regards to these cookies! Everyone loved them. Bottom line: pretty inexpensive recipe and the small yield allows one to make one batch and present them very beautifully. I used a silver tray wrapped in celophane with a purple ribbon. I will be making these for many holidays to come!!!
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