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Friday, December 18, 2009

12 Days of Christmas: Day 9

I have loved coconut macaroons ever since I first tried them as a kid. Coconut is one of my favorite additions to baked goods. Macaroons come in many forms - some are more gooey, some more cakey. I've never really had a macaroon I didn't like. These are fairly heavy on the coconut so it really stands out as the star of the cookie. The holidays seem like a great time to break out these cookies, and they are so easy to whip up, which is great during this busy time of year :)

Coconut Macaroons

Butter, for greasing the cookie sheet
1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups shredded coconut
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a cookie sheet well.

2. Mix the flour, coconut, and salt together in a bowl. Pour in the condensed milk and vanilla and stir well to make a thick batter.

3. Drop the batter by quarter-cupfuls onto the well-greased cookie sheet, allowing an inch of space between the cookies. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from the pan at once and cool on racks.

Yield: About 1 1/2 dozen macaroons.

Source: The Silver Palate Cookbook


  1. I've never met a macaroon I didn't like! Cut packaging.

  2. I have never actually made homemade macaroons--but I don't know why because the ingredients list is so minimal! Yours look mighty tasty :-)

  3. This is Eric's favorite cookie, and this recipe is by far the best I've ever made. I dip the bottoms in good!

  4. Ok, I admit I'm not a huge macaroon fan. I like coconut, but only in smaller doses, but Apolinaras loves them. He saw them the other night on the Food Network and of course immediately requested I make some :) Very cute boxes too!


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