macaroons, that is! And as much as I love them, I can’t remember a time that I’ve actually made them.
until now 😉
I used Ina\’s recipe… which had 5-star reviews.
you will need:
14 ounce sweetened condensed milk
14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 extra large egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
(and because I wanted them festive)
1 small jar of maraschino cherries; drained.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Combine the coconut, milk& vanilla in a large bowl
*don’t combine those in you mixer bowl, because you need the mixer to beat the egg whites in the next step… or you can so what I did which was extra dishes because I didn’t read the recipe through before I started….. hey, I was excited.. remember.. I’m cuckoo!*
NEXT whip the egg whites & salt on high sped of your mixer until medium-firm peaks form. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
Now.. mine didn’t fold very well…… I think the batter should look much lighter than this….
drop batter by 2 teaspoons on parchment -lined cookie sheets or a small cookie scoop.
I opted for the cookie scoop…. although it made fewer cookies, because they are much bigger than they need to be, i thought they would look more festive 😉 .. Plus we have a lot of cookies round these parts these days..
gently place 1 cherry in the center of each cookie. bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Cool and enjoy!
ok.. of to get the Christmas tree (s)!!
ssshhhhhhh! Scott will find out when we get there 😉