Coconut Cookie Nests
Too sweet to hide, these fun Coconut Cookie Nests are the perfect addition to your Easter festivities.
2 large egg whites
2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
1/3 cup granulated (white) 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
Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C). Lightly grease baking sheet with Pan Release
or cooking spray or line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy. 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 cooling rack. Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes; transfer nests to cooling rack to cool completely. Place 1 Nestlé NestEgg in each nest before serving.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes
Nestlé Nesteggs are available March through mid-April.
Amount per serving: Calories: 130; Calories from Fat: 60; Total Fat: 6 g; Saturated Fat: 5 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 45 mg; Carbohydrates: 18 g; Dietary Fiber: .5 g; Sugars: 10 g; Protein: 2 g