Happy Easter! This is of the first times in the last few years that I've been able to post an Easter recipe -- Easter had previously been falling during April which is when I'm typically posting grilled cheese recipes. I took these Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nest Cookies to work and everyone loved them, I'm glad they were a hit.
Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pods.
-2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
-1 large egg white
-1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
-1/8 teaspoon salt
-3 1/2 cups sweetened coconut
-1 cup Nutella
-M&M Speck-tacular Eggs (or other Easter candy)
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, egg white, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until combined. Add in the coconut and mix well.
With a spoon, scoop up about 2 tablespoons of the dough and place the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Form the cookies into the shape of a bird nest. Press down the center with your thumb. Bake cookies for 17 to 20 minutes, or until slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and press your thumb down in the center of the nests again. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes or until they are firm and set. Remove with a spatula onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.
Place about a tablespoon of Nutella in the center of each nest. Place 3 egg candies in the center of the nest.
The coconut macaroons weren't too sweet, the nutella and chocolate M&M's really help to add a little bit of sweetness to the cookies. These were very cute and would be a great dessert for Easter or even just to celebrate spring.