Get your

inspiration 

from 

EsmeSalon Recipes

Get access to 1000+ homemade tried and tested recipes by home chefs

By subscribing, I agree to receive a newsletter, exclusive content and free gifts, and declare that I have read the privacy policy and terms and conditions.

Freshly Baked Coconut Nests

Please Spread the love, Sharing is Caring!

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Please note that EsmeSalon may have a financial relationship with some of the vendors we mention in this post which means we may get compensated financially or in kind, at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase through any link in this post. Please refer to our Affiliate Disclosure and Privacy Policy should you require any additional information.


There are various names for this treat, i.e. Thimble Cookies, Bird’s Nest Cookie, Coconut Nests, Thumbprint Cookies, Coconut Thumbprint Cookies, Birds Nest cookies, to name but a few.  

This is an easy, delicious, and flavorful coconut cookie for any occasion to enjoy with your friends with a cup of tea or coffee.

What do you call them?  Do you have a different name for this treat?

Coconut Nests
Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
an image of a white plate filled with Coconut Nests with a jam centre

Freshly Baked Coconut Nests

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star No reviews
  • Author: Esme Slabbert
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooling and Decorate: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts

Description

Perfect afternoon tea or coffee time treat.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Coconut for rolling
  • Jam, Raspberry or Apricot

Instructions

    1. Beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
    2. Add egg yolk and mix well.
    3. Sift in the flour and add the salt and make it into a soft dough.
    4. Depending on the size of the egg and temperature, you may have to use more or less flour.
    5. Break into little pieces and roll the dough into 1 – 1¼ inch balls.
    6. Make a little indentation/hole in the center with the back of a wooden spoon handle or your finger.
    7. Dip each ball in egg white and roll in coconut.
    8. If you like you can color the coconut with food coloring for extra color.
    9. Place the nests on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake at 180C / 350F for 10-15 minutes until lightly colored.
    10. Allow cooling.
    11. Whisk the jam in a bowl to get a smooth consistency, and easy to pipe.
    12. You can also just scoop it with a teaspoon into the center of each coconut nest.

Notes

Prepared, tried, and tested by Jennifer from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Some History on the Thumbprint Cookie

There is a considerable amount of dispute about the origin of these thumbprint cookies. It is believed that the Jews from East Europe invented them. However, the other belief states that these cookies were first produced in Poland. They have become extremely popular all over the world and make for a perfect snack item. These cookies were also known as birds nest cookies or butter balls.

Similar Recipes

Why not take a look and check out my Thumbprint Cookies

Thanks for dropping in and checking out the recipes and what’s on offer.

If you whip up this delightful recipe, drop me a line, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on @_esmesalon on Instagram. I will be looking for your amazing recreations, and I can’t get enough of those mouthwatering pics!

And guess what? If you’re looking for a fantastic tried-and-true recipe book, swing by the shop and feast on our collection of excellent Recipe eBooks. They make for a perfect treat for yourself or a food-loving friend!

We happily share our awesome recipes and are excited to sprinkle some love by sharing our posts at these awesome Linkup Parties.

Copyright © 2024 esmesalon.com – All rights reserved.

  • Make tomorrow more amazing than today!
  • Just believe in yourself and dream big.
  • Do not give up on your hopes. Take care always.

COPYRIGHT STATEMENT

I, Esme Slabbert, am the author and creator of this site, EsmeSalon. It is unlawful to re-use any content from this blog, without my written permission. Please es**@es*******.com">contact me should you wish to discuss it further.

MISSION STATEMENT

My goal is to provide the best homemade recipes that are healthy for all families to enjoy. I also endeavor to showcase and share other bloggers and promote them on my Blog. You will also find Resources and Courses and Services for Bloggers which I promote from time to time.

6 thoughts on “Freshly Baked Coconut Nests”

  1. These look delicious, Esme! I have made thumbprint cookies before, but never with coconut. I love that addition. I think I have to try them with some apricot jam. Yum!

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star