Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Cookie #6: Coconut Macaroons (Original and Chocolate-Dipped)


We've got so much of it here that most of us adults are downright cranky at the sight of it falling from the sky.

But my little boys - they absolutely love it! They start jumping up and down every time they see a few snowflakes beginning to fall. They're excitement is contagious. Truly. I've yet to become a grump about the snow because of the joy it is bringing my children.

So today - as the snow fell outside the window - we made Coconut Macaroons. And, because the Momma in this house loves her some chocolate, we dipped some of them in chocolate, too. I love the platter filled with both kinds - some for the chocolate lovers, and some for those who'd prefer 'em plain.

Our lesson: We are SO thankful for snow, snow, and MORE snow!

*As my husband takes his first bite of the day's cookie, he has been consistently sharing with me his slightly cynical version of that day's lesson.

Today's lesson a la Jason: "If you get stranded on Gilligan's island, you can still make cookies."
Spit. Out. My. Coffee.

Coconut Macaroons
recipe from

1 pkg. (14 oz.) Baker's Angel Flake Coconut
2/3 cup sugar
6 Tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
4 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 teaspoons almond extract
8 squares (8 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate, optional

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Add egg whites and extract; mix well. Drop by tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto greased and floured baking sheets.

Bake 20 min. or until edges are golden brown. Transfer to wire racks or waxed paper. Cool.

Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons: Melt chocolate in microwave for 30 seconds. Dip cookies halfway into chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is firm.


  1. We LOVE these cookies!!! Made them many times since you posted last year!

    I like the way your hubby thinks! :)

  2. My mom loves coconut macaroons and I know they will be delicious dipped in chocolate. I'll be making these!