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Coconut Macaroon Nests

Coconut macaroon nests are perfect for Easter. Fill with lemon curd or lime curd.
Course Desserts, Easter
Cuisine All-American
Keyword coconut, Easter, lemon curd, nests
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 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”