Butter Rum Macaroon Nests

Crystal Schlueter


I created these nests when I wanted to create a cookie version of a favorite childhood Easter candy.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
10 Min


  • 16 oz
    sweetened flaked coconut
  • 14 oz
    sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    butter flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp
    rum flavoring
  • 1/4 tsp
    green food coloring
  • 144
    jelly beans

How to Make Butter Rum Macaroon Nests


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large cookie sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together the coconut, milk, flavorings, & food coloring until combined. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Gently press the back of a teaspoon into each cookie to make a slight impression. Place cookies on a wire rack. Gently press 3 jelly beans into each impression. Cool before serving.
  3. *Note*
    Vanilla and almond extract may be used in place of the butter & rum flavorings.

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About Butter Rum Macaroon Nests

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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