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Coconut Nests

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Too sweet to hide, these fun Coconut Nests are the perfect treat to share with your friends.

Coconut nests with Jam
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Coconut Nests

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 24 depending on size 1x
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts
  • Method: Easy


The combination of coconut and sweet, oozy jam is utterly out-of-this-world delicious.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup castor sugar
  • 125g butter/margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Jam
  • 1/2 cup Desiccated coconut


  1. Cream butter & sugar
  2. Add sifted flour & salt
  3. Separate egg white from the yolk
  4. Add beaten yolk to form a soft dough
  5. Roll dough into small balls.
  6. Roll balls into slightly beaten egg whites then into coconut
  7. Make a thumbprint in the center for jam
  8. Bake at 180C/350F degrees for approximately 15-20 minutes until golden
  9. When cool spoon jam in the middle


Prepared, tried, and tested by Caz from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs
Recipe Credit: Indian Delight Cook Book


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 125
  • Sugar: 5.7 g
  • Sodium: 32 mg
  • Fat: 7.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.9 mg

Keywords: Coconut, jam

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Coconut nests with Jam

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