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cukoo for coconut

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 😉

xoxoox

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