Three coconut macaroons sitting on a table with bowl of jelly beans

Coconut Lemon Macaroons

Coconut Lemon Macaroons are a sweet treat to enjoy during the spring season! Delectable coconut cookies are topped with lemon curd and jelly beans.

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For the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to think of something to make for Easter that is fun, quick and easy. Ever since I had coconut shrimp a few weeks ago, I’ve been craving more coconut. When I saw these coconut lemon macaroons on Two Peas and Their Pod last week, I knew I had to try them.

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These bird nests are quick, easy and use relatively few ingredients. I made two batches in relatively little time. Enjoy!

Coconut Lemon Macaroons

Yield: 10 nests
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
 
Coconut Lemon Macaroons are a sweet treat to enjoy during the spring season! Delectable coconut cookies are topped with lemon curd and jelly beans.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 ½ cups sweetened coconut
  • ¾ cup lemon curd
  • Jelly beans

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, egg white, vanilla extract, lemon juice and salt. Stir in the lemon zest and coconut. Mix well.
  3. Using a spoon, scoop about 2 tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Form the cookies into the shape of a bird nest. Press down the center with your thumb to make an indentation.
  4. Bake cookies for 18 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 sheet for about 5 minutes or until they are firm and set. Remove with a spatula and place on a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  5. Place about a tablespoon of lemon curd in the center of each nest. Place 2 or 3 jelly beans in the center of each nest.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 260, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 195mg, Potassium: 187mg, Carbohydrates: 36g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 32g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 1.1%, Vitamin C: 1.2%, Calcium: 6.1%, Iron: 2.7%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies
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Three coconut macaroons sitting on a table with bowl of jelly beans