NestEgg Macaroons are adorable and delicious springtime treats.
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 medium orange, peel grated
- 5 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided
- 25 to 30 NESTLÉ CRUNCH or BUTTERFINGER NestEggs, unwrapped
COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.
BEAT sugar, butter and cream cheese in medium mixer bowl until creamy. Add egg yolk, vanilla extract, orange juice and grated orange peel; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat until well combined. Stir in 4 cups coconut. Cover; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.
PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
SHAPE dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll balls in remaining coconut. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
BAKE for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; immediately press 1 Nestlé NestEgg on top of each macaroon. Cool for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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Perfect for any holiday
I love macaroons, so when I made these the first time, it was Christmas time - no nestle crunch eggs ... but a chocolate Kiss was a perfect topping for them. Very festive and delicious too! Thank you!
These are so cute and so good. They are easy to make. I didn't have any Nesteggs so I used 2 jelly beans instead, the kids were all just as happy and always ask me to make them some more.
Nest Egg Macaroons
A very good cookie, however if it is not around the Easter season, there are no Nestles Butterfinger Eggs, I put melted morsels in the center of each one.