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Coconut Cookie Nests

Coconut Cookie Nests
Makes:
12 cookies
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
60
minutes
based on
30 reviews
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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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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    CoConut Cookie Nests

    Cathy Jarolin from Dwight, Illinois

    This Recipe looks so Appealing. The coconut nests l sound so delicious.I will be making these for Easter. Thankyou so much for posting.

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    Coconut Cookie Nests

    KELLY ADAMS from ROCKTON, IL

    These cookies are GREAT! My son, who hates coconut, ate most of these cookies! They are simple and the best thing is the toppings can be the chocolate eggs, jelly beans, marshmallows - any kind of treat you like!! This is an easy recipe to keep on making and Easter is just around the corner :)

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    Great to Make With Kids

    Denise Reed from Springfield, IL

    My 7 year old daughter and I made these nests and had the most fun ever! She isn't a coconut eater but she ate these cookies. Everyone loved them!!!

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    YUMMY

    Tabitha Negron from ELYRIA, OH

    Kids love to make these. We filled them with candy eggs and took them to grandma's house for dessert. Everyone loves them, young and old alike.

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    I'm hooked

    lori ann M from APOLLO, PA

    My fiance LOVES LOVES LOVES these. So easy to make and fun to do with the kids

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    I'm hooked on coconut cookies

    Carrie Cesa from San Jacinto, CA

    My husband doesn't like coconut but when i made this coconut nest he said he was hooked because it looks good and taste good too!

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    What Fun!

    Dorothy Chandler from Anderson, IN

    My son and I had so much fun making these cookie nests. They were easy to make and so delicious!

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    Coconut Cookie Nests

    Maureen Krueger from Harbor beach, MI

    I made these for my grandkids at Easter time and they were a huge success with their parents more! They were very easy to make and became the topic of " boy you could do this with them or that with them or gee Mom why don't you make these more often!!" They are very good(and easy) and will become a family favorite at anytime of the year.

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    Easy, Easy, Easy

    Carol Hawkins from New Bern, NC

    These were so easy to make. My only thing was I should have doubled the recipe. They are very rich. I made them for adults, but I can see where kids would enjoy both eating them and making them.

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    Coconut Cookies Nests

    Renee' Herman from BELL BUCKLE, TN

    This was so easy to make. My four year old son loved mixing up different colors. It was a great way for him to learn and not know it. We had a great time making these together. I used Splenda and sugar free eggs instead of sugar and nest eggs and they were great. I will use this recipe again and again.

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    For Coconut Lovers!!

    Kimberly Hoover from FAIRPLAY, MD

    Our family loves coconut, even our granddaughter. These nests were perfect for us, easy to make, and gone in a flash!!

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    WONDERFUL ADDITION TO YOUR EASTER CENTERPIECE

    SABRINA TAYLOR from BUFFALO, NY

    THESE COOKIES WERE A DELIGHT TO MAKE WITH MY CHILDREN. THEY ARE VERY MOIST AND THE GIRLS LOVED ALL THE COMPLIMENTS THEY RECIEVED ON HOW DELICIOUS THEY WERE. YOU CAN SUBSTITUTE THE CHOCOLATE FOR A CUTE LITTLE JELLY BEAN AS WELL.

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    coconut cookie nest

    sandra morreira from prescott, WA

    This cookie is fun to make with the kids I let the kids pick the color of the nest they wanted..I filled them with different types of candy almost like a little basket this is one recipe that is great for the kids to use there imagination.

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    Very Kid Friendly

    Sharma Brown from BLOSSOM, TX

    Perfect recipe for kids to help make, and they enjoy eating them, as well.

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    Coconut Cookie Nests

    JIM APLIN from ORLANDO, FL

    I like these for an afternoon snack, easy to make & more fun to eat with a tall glass of milk.

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    Sooo Gooood.....

    Ewa Siverio from Belvidere, IL

    Look soo good , but taste even better like look. Everybody need try this recipe. It is delicious and easy to make. NESTLE You are the best.

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    CROWD PLEASER!!

    Lauren Alexandra Davis from New Egypt, NJ

    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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    great holiday idea

    Robin Westphal from Flat Rock, MI

    I plan on adjusting the candy topper to accent the cookie for all holidays. These will be great for our Advent Tea during the Christmas season!

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    Coconut Baskets

    Vicki Jenkins from BLACKFOOT, ID

    These are so pretty that they can and should be used for many different occasions.

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    My kids had a blast making these

    Rebecca Lemon from Las Vegas, NV

    This recipe is so easy and my kids really had a lot of fun helping to make these.

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    Coconut Cookie Nests

    jackie harris from SUDAN, TX

    This is a very good recipe, I made these cookies for Easter and they where a big hit. Thanks

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    Coconut Cookie Nest

    Sandy Dugas from BUFORD, GA

    I love coconut macaroons, so I had to try these. I plan on making them again for Easter and use 3-5 different colors. They are very easy to make and so pretty for springtime. I am so glad to have this recipe. Thanks

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    coconut nests

    sue from keshena wi

    very easy to make.instead of the chocolate eggs i subsituted jelly beans which are just as yummy! kids love them especially my daughter who helped.

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    Coconut cookie nests

    Debra Reed from No. Dartmouth, MA

    I love coconut and had to try this recipe. I made them for Easter as one of my deserts my family and I love them. I will be making them often.

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    An Easter Hit

    Gail Meehan from Jamestown, NC

    A decoration for the table as well as part of the meal. A real hit.

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    Coconut Nests

    Mary Madonna from Smithtown, NY

    Easy to make and colorful. I pressed the mixture into bottom of small muffin tins for more uniform shape. Used speckled chocolate eggs and jelly beans in center. These were a little too sweet for my family but looked cute when I used them to decorate my Easter dessert tray.

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    Coconut Cookie Nests

    Darlene Smith from Tampa, FL

    These are very easy to make. The kids enjoyed watching the coconut change colors when they added the food coloring. They also liked putting the chocolate on top to make a nest. Everyone enjoyed these cookies.

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    Coconut cookie nests

    MARILYN KARTJE from Whitmore Lake, MI

    Might turn into your favorite easter cookie.

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    Coconut Cookie Nests

    Jane Erbeck from Cincinnati, OH

    They will be very good. I love Coconut and so does my family. Iam going to color the Coconut green to look like the Easter grass. Iam going to put them at everyone plates at the table for Easter. That will look very pretty at each ones places. I know the Grandchildren will get a kick out of it too. Thanks

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    Outstanding

    Carla Harlan from Grand Junction, CO

    You have to LOVE coconut to like this

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 130
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 6g (10% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 5g (24% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 45mg (2% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 18g (6% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Coconut Cookie Nests

Ingredients

  • 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

 

Directions

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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