Coconut cookie nests recipe
- 2 large egg whites
- 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
- 1/3 cup caster sugar
- 2 tablespoons plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 4 colors of food coloring (optional)
- 12 chocolate eggs, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 160°C. Lightly grease and flour baking tray.
In 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.
Tablespoon 12 mounds onto tray 3cm apart. Press centers in slightly to form nests.
Bake for 20-22 minutes or until set and lightly golden brown.
Transfer nests and baking sheet to wire rack & cool for 10 minutes. Place 1 chocolate egg in each nest before serving.