Coconut Macaroon Nests
Coconut Macaroon Nests
With Easter a few weeks away, why not try this recipe for Coconut Macaroon Nests. Made with egg whites, sweetened condensed milk, flaked coconut and lemon extract. I had to laugh when my grand-son thought the coconut macaroons looked like eggs and the spring green sixlets candies looked like peas! These cute “eggs” and “peas” would look great on your Easter Brunch table. The center of the cookies are filled with lemon curd. Lime curd can also be used.
Macaroon [mak-uh-ROON] A small cookie classically made of almond paste or ground almonds (or both) mixed with sugar and egg whites. Almond macaroons can be chewy, crunchy or a combined texture, with the outside crisp and the inside chewy. There is also a coconut macaroon, which substitutes coconut for the almonds, which is what this recipe is. Cookie macaroons can be flavored with chocolate, cherries or orange peel.
Curd is a creamy mixture made from juice, usually lemon, lime, or orange, sugar, butter and egg yolks. The ingredients are cooked together until the mixture becomes quite thick. When cool, the lemon, lime or orange curd becomes thick enough to spread and is used as a topping/filling for baked goods. Various flavors of curd are available in gourmet markets and supermarkets but the most popular is lemon and lime.
Coconut Macaroon Nests
- 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 large egg white
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/2 cups sweetened coconut
- 1 jar lemon curd or homemade lemon curd
- Over the Top spring green sixlets candy or candy of your choice
- Preheat oven to 325° Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a large bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk, egg white, lemon extract and salt.
- Stir until combined. Add coconut and mix well.
- With a 2 tablespoon size cookie scoop, measure out the dough.
- Place dough on parchment lined baking sheet.
- Make a small indentation with your thumb to from a nest.
- Bake for 17 to 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Press center again to make a nest.
- Cool until firm. Remove from baking sheet. Cool completely.
- Place a tablespoon of warmed lemon curd filling in the "nests”
Recipes On Tap
Mini Lemon Flower Tarts, Lemon Ginger Cream Cheese Danish and Individual Lemon Blueberry Trifle
For this recipe we used jarred Lemon Curd from Trader Joe’s.
23 Comments on “Coconut Macaroon Nests”
Your Spring Coconut Macaroon nests look great! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic weekend!
Thanks for stopping by and making my "nests"! These look great and I absolutely love the addition of the "peas". ^_^
I love a good macaroon. What a great idea to add some lemon curd! Such a fun Easter presentation too!
Oh this has got to be the best pick in our group this month! I love these little guys – and so, so perfect for Spring and Easter!!!
These are adorable!! I would love to add these to my Easter menu. Great pick this month 🙂
Hi Melissa! Nicole suggested chocolate too~ Happy Reveal Day And see you next month. Lynn
Haha! These are cute and they kind of DO look like eggs! Love!! Coconut macaroons are the best… great pick!
How cute! They do look a little like eggs and peas 🙂 Great pick for Easter
Thanks Tara, Happy Reveal Day~ Lynn
These are simply too cute for words! What a lovely recipe, and soooo perfect for this time of the year
the lemon curd "yolk" is a strike of genius! love it!
Thanks Sally~ They were pretty darn tasty too:) Happy Reveal Day~
Good Morning Lynn, Oh I do like coconut and I had to smile when your grandson said he thought they looked like eggs.
Can I ask, what are Spring Green Sixlets, I have never heard of them before.
Enjoy your day.
Hello Daphne~ So glad you stopped by:) Spring Green Sixlets are Candy Coated Chocolate Candies, Similar to m&m's. Sixlets are usually smaller but I found these by the sprinkles in the grocery store~ Hope all is well with you~ Lynn
PS I have recently added a photo of the spring green sixlets:)
I think your grandson is right and I also agree that these "eggs" would be adorable on the Easter Dessert Buffet.
Thanks Wendy~ Surprising what a 4 year old will say~
Those are so, so pretty! They look like perfect spring cookies. 🙂 Happy reveal day!
Thanks Rebekah~ Happy Reveal Day~
Such a great recipe for Easter!GREAT pick for SRC this month. Karen
Thanks Karen, They were delicious too~
Those are just adorable! Perfect for Easter.