Easy coconut cookies? That only require 4 ingredients? Yes, please!
Have I mentioned that I don't really love to bake? I mean, I like the idea of baking, but when it comes down to the measuring, sifting, mixing and then the cleaning, cleaning, cleaning...um, yeah, I can do without. Basically I like serving tasty and fun treats, but without all the fuss. When it comes to the semi-homemade, I'm your gal.
I tell you this as an intro to my SUPER easy and oh-so Easter-y (and, all-around Springy!) "nest" cookie. I came up with this cookie after being assigned dessert for my daughter's MDO Easter party. I wanted something cute and Easter-y, but easy and breezy. Enter ready-to-bake sugar cookie dough, coconut flakes and chocolate eggs (plus, egg whites, if you're counting ingredients on me).
4 Ingredient Coconut "Nest" Cookies
(printable recipe here)
1 package of ready-to-bake sugar cookie dough (making 24 cookies)
1 egg white
2 cups coconut flakes
24 candy-coated chocolate eggs (I used hershey brand. Yum!)
Grease a 24-count mini muffin tin. Place egg white in one bowl and coconut flakes in another bowl. Take one section of the cookie dough and roll it into a ball. Roll dough ball in egg white and then coconut flakes. Place coconut-covered ball in one mini muffin slot. Repeat with all 24 cookies. Place in a pre-heated, 350 degree over for 13-15 minutes (until coconut is lightly browned). When pan is removed from the oven, immediately place one chocolate egg in the middle of each cookie "nest". Let cookies cool completely in pan before removing.
To summarize: 1) roll dough in egg white and coconut 2) place in mini-muffin pan 3) bake 4) add chocolate egg.
See? I told you these were easy! And, aren't they cute? I think they'll be a hit with kids AND adults (they passed the mommy-daughter test in this house, that much I can say).
Oh, and I should note, after I baked these cuties, I placed them in mini muffin papers and served them on a bed of Easter "grass". The muffin papers made them super easy to grab and go!