• Makes 30
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients
April 23, 2018


Coconut cookies become spring nests for Jelly Belly beans.

A darling treat for birthday parties, baby showers or just for fun.

Ingredients (makes 30 Cookies)

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg (white only)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 140g Jelly Belly jelly beans (flavours of your choice)


  1. Heat oven to 190°C. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg white and vanilla extract until well blended. Add flour mixture and milk until blended. Stir in coconut.
  2. Roll dough into a ball, divide in half. Roll 15 one-inch balls from each half and place on ungreased baking sheet. Make thumb print depression in center of each ball to form nest.
  3. Bake 6 minutes. Remove from oven and place 4 Jelly Belly beans in center of each cookie. Return to oven and bake 5 more minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.

  • What a great party food idea.


  • My lil miss would go bananas fpr these. Cakes and jelly beans yummo..


  • I showed my daughter these and she asked to make them right away! Will be a hit in our house!


  • yum can not wait to make this with some little helpers of course ;)


  • These look so cute. A great idea for parties.


  • These look adorable. Thanks for the recipe.


  • great addition to the table for my children’s birthday party, thank you


  • These look amazing! well done


  • A special sometime treat with all that sugar. The children would love help make them.


  • Nifty and colourful party dish here. Sometimes lunchbox treat too


  • My daughter would love these, cheers.


  • What a cute idea! I know my daughter would love this!


  • Interesting. Not something I’ve seen or tried before but it looks great and enticing and appealing. I imagine kids would love them, and even better, can help making or decorating them.


  • A lovely little treat that looks fantastic!


  • Wow these look so cute. My kids would adore them. Can’t wait to give this recipe a go.


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