Coconut macaroon nests are such and easy and tasty treat. They are a perfect way to celebrate spring or serve them as an Easter dessert.
These easy macaroons are made from shredded coconut and sweetened condensed milk. Shape them like little nests and fill them with eggs for a cute and easy cookie.
If two foods say Easter to me, it is coconut and candy eggs. Luckily they come together in these macaroon nests.
We always celebrate the start of spring with peanut butter chow mein nests. We fill them with chocolate eggs and jelly beans and pass them out to everyone we know.
Of course we made a big batch this year. My brother K.C. would revolt if we didn’t make them.
We have made chocolate nests in the past as well. But this year we thought it would be fun to make another nest variation.
So I reached for my recipe for condensed milk and coconut macaroons. I just knew that would be the perfect base for the eggs.
I was right. The dough only takes a few ingredients and just a couple of minutes to make.
They bake up quickly with a little bit of golden brown crunch on the edges and a soft chewy center. Fill them with your favorite candies and they are ready to enjoy!
Shaping the nests
I used a large cookies scoop to portion out the dough. Use the back of a round Tablespoon to make the indent in the center.
Otherwise you can use your fingers to make a nest shape. Nests aren’t perfect in nature, so you don’t have to go for perfection here either.
I used a silicone mat to protect the bottom of the cookies and to keep them sticking. A piece of parchment paper would also work.
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Coconut Macaroon Nests
- ⅖ cup flour
- 14 oz. sweetened flaked coconut
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Candy eggs
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, coconut and salt.
- Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Stir until incorporated.
- Use a large cookie scoop to scoop about 3 Tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheet. Use the back of a spoon or your fingers to form the dough into a nest shape.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
- Cool completely before filling with candy eggs.
- Store nests in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.