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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?
Freshly Baked Coconut Nests
- 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
Perfect afternoon tea or coffee time treat.
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Pinch salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup butter
- Coconut for rolling
- Jam, Raspberry or Apricot
- Beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
- Add egg yolk and mix well.
- Sift in the flour and add the salt and make it into a soft dough.
- Depending on the size of the egg and temperature, you may have to use more or less flour.
- Break into little pieces and roll the dough into 1 – 1¼ inch balls.
- Make a little indentation/hole in the center with the back of a wooden spoon handle or your finger.
- Dip each ball in egg white and roll in coconut.
- If you like you can color the coconut with food coloring for extra color.
- Place the nests on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake at 180C / 350F for 10-15 minutes until lightly colored.
- Allow cooling.
- Whisk the jam in a bowl to get a smooth consistency, and easy to pipe.
- You can also just scoop it with a teaspoon into the center of each coconut nest.
Prepared, tried, and tested by Jennifer from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 110
- Sugar: 5
- Sodium: 59
- Fat: 6
- Saturated Fat: 4
- Unsaturated Fat: 2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 13
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 1
- Cholesterol: 22
Keywords: cookies, coconut, jam
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.
Why not take a look and check out my Thumbprint Cookies
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6 thoughts on “Freshly Baked Coconut Nests”
These look amazing! Can’t wait to try them!
Morning Courtney, Thank you for popping in and I truly hope you will try them and revert back to me and let me know how they turned out.
Looks delicious and I love desserts with coconut! I have to make this very soon, let you know how it went!
Would love to hear your feedback. Please join TRH https://www.facebook.com/groups/therecipehunter/ and share your own recipes with us. Would love to see what else you cook and bake.
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!
Laurie, please do and I will be grateful for your feedback. Yes apricot jam will be perfect and go well with this treat