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Coconut Cookie Nests

Coconut Cookie NestsToo sweet to hide, these fun coconut cookie nests are the perfect addition to your Easter festivities.

Recipe 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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Lightly grease and flour baking sheet.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Makes 12 cookies.

*NESTLÉ Nesteggs are available March through mid-April.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.