Macaroons are my favorite cookie and this chocolate version is a great recipe for crafting edible Easter nests.
3 cups flaked sweetened coconut
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
3 large egg whites
Small candy Easter eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and lightly spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
Toss coconut with flour, cocoa, and sweetened condensed milk until thoroughly mixed and coconut is completely coated.
Beat egg whites in a clean bowl on high speed until stiff. Gently fold egg whites into coconut mixture.
Form nests using 2 heaping tablespoons of dough and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and cool thoroughly.
Place candy Easter eggs in nest and serve 'em up!
To make them even more decorative place each nest in a paper candy cup.
Makes about 12 cookies