Edible Easter Nests

I’ve written over 6,000 words in the past two days so I’m taking an eyeball break today to play in the kitchen.  These are fun little macaroon cookie ‘nests’ I adapted for Easter after seeing something similar on the Today show this week.  The cookie dough looks like some gross salad my kids wouldn’t eat.  They just came home and turned their noses up at the cookies, because they are green, so they may not eat them.  Oh well, more for me, and they taste really good!  Happy Easter!  Recipe below.

2/3 cup sugar
2 large egg whites
2 cups shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla or almond (I use almond) extract
1/2 cup chopped almonds
pinch of salt
green food color
Easter egg shape candy

If you want to tint the coconut, us a fork to toss it with food color and the vanilla or almond extract.  Set aside.
Whisk sugar and egg whites together.  Stir in all remaining ingredients.

Scoop into 2 tablespoon mounds about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes at 350, then quickly put the ‘eggs’ on top.  I used those little Cadbury eggs.  I think jelly beans would be prettier, though.

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