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Spring Basket Cookies

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Super Easy (and oh-so-cute) Spring Basket Cookies!

Super Easy and oh-so-cute, Spring Basket Cookies!  (Coconut Macaroons)

The kids are on Spring Break this week and we have been trying to do something a little special every day.  On Monday we did a little baking.  (Tonight it’s McDonald’s for Happy Meals.  I know, I know… but the toy is My Little Pony and Transformers.  I have a feeling McDonald’s planned these toys to coincide with spring break!)

Super Easy and oh-so-cute, Spring Basket Cookies!  (Coconut Macaroons)

I was sorting through some of my old handwritten recipes trying to find something easy and I came across this recipe for coconut macaroons.  After reading over the ingredients I saw the recipe couldn’t be any simpler (you don’t even need a mixer) and I was inspired to create these Spring Basket Cookies!

So cute aren’t they?  My kids loved them!!!

Super Easy and oh-so-cute, Spring Basket Cookies!  (Coconut Macaroons)

Here is what you need to make your own batch of Spring Basket Cookie:

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Super Easy and oh-so-cute, Spring Basket Cookies!  (Coconut Macaroons)

Spring Basket Cookies

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  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


Super Easy and oh-so-cute, Spring Basket Cookies!  (Coconut Macaroons)


  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2 cups of Shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • pastel candies  (I used M & M’s but you could use just about anything.)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F.  Grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Stir the flour and coconut together in a large mixing bowl until the coconut is thoroughly coated with flour.  The instructions say to use a wooden spoon, but I don’t know why nor do I even own a wooden spoon, I just used my silicone spoonula.  (This is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets.  If you ever buy one, make sure it is rated for high-heat.)
  3. Add the sweetened condensed milk and Vanilla and mix well.
  4. Drop coconut mixture by the spoonful on to the cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.  If you want to make the “basket”, dampen your fingers with water and gently tap the middle to make a depression to hold your candies.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown.
  6. Place cookies on a cooling rack to cool and once they have cooled, add your candies.

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  1. Michelle Paige says:

    These look like so much fun! I totally need to try them! Would you be willing to link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle

  2. Six Sisters says:

    I love coconute macaroons, but never thought of making them into a cute nest. Such a fun idea and delicious recipe!! Thanks for being a part of our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope you'll be back! -The Sisters

  3. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says:

    These look delicious – plus they are egg free, which is a bonus at our home!

  4. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage says:

    Very cute cookies!

    1. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love says:

      Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  5. Handmade by Hilani says:

    Found you on Sumo's Sweet Stuff, super cute!!

  6. These look so cute and colourful.
    Just perfect for Easter!

  7. Alderberry Hill says:

    They certainly look yummy!
    So glad I popped by, following you now via GFC.
    I hope your St. Pat's weekend is great!

  8. Mindie Hilton says:

    Oh these look delish. They would be perfect to link up to at Bacon Time's Spring Contest linky, for a chance to win. Hope you will share. Wish I could have some cookies for breakfast, with coffee of course.

  9. Artsy VaVa says:

    These cookies are adorable! Too cute to eat!

  10. Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe says:

    Love all the staff you make for your kids, Jamie!
    Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  11. They look so beautifully golden! So easy too:) Time to pin!

  12. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    I love these cookies! And they are so gorgeous!