April 14, 2014

Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests

I can hardly believe that Easter is right around the corner.  I'm not prepared, as usual.  I just thought these little cookies were so adorable I had to make them.  My daughter won't eat coconut but that's OK, I will. 

I love a good macaroon.  If you're coconut, there is nothing like a good chewy macaroon. Ton's of sweet coconut flavor which is already sweet enough, add the center of Nutella and top it with some candy eggs and you have got a very decadent treat. 

Adorable for your Easter table, even if the adults are the only one's eating them!

Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests

  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 bag Easter Egg Candy (I used Cadbury White Mini Eggs)
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325º
  2. Line two cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the sweetened condensed milk, egg white, vanilla and salt and stir together until smooth.
  4. Add the coconut and stir.
  5. Drop about two tablespoons of the mixture onto the cookie sheet. Use your thumb to make a hole in the middle and shape like a nest.
  6. Bake for 17 - 20 minutes, or until the coconut is turning golden brown. Remove and deepen the hole in the middle again. 
  7. Let sit on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. 
  8. Let the cookies cool all the way before decorating. 
  9. To decorate, add about a small amount of Nutella in the middle hole.  Top with eggs. Serve. 
  10. Store in an air-tight container on the counter. 

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