Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Whit's Holiday Recipe #3

More sweets for my sweeties this week.

Coconut Macaroons...Ta Da!!

This is one of my favorite recipes to whip up at Christmas time. It is simple, low fat and D-lish-us! I have to confess that I've only begun to appreciate the coconut in the past few years of my life. Everyone around me always loved that white little flake but for many years I could not get my mouth around the weird texture that greeted me. Thankfully, my tastebuds have matured.

Here' what you need: 2 egg whites, 1/2 tsp. of vanilla, 2/3 cup sugar and 1 and 1/3 cups of flaked coconut.

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees, lightly grease cookie sheet or line your baking sheet with parchment paper...LOVE IT, no need to do dishes when you are done! In your mixer, mix the egg whites and vanilla on high until you can pull up a little mountain with a spoon that tips over slightly. Gradually add the sugar about 1 tablespoon at a time. Then you beat all this until you can pull up a stiff mountain, it will stand up by itself. Then fold in all of the coconut. Then you drop the yumminess onto your sheet in a rounded fashion about 2 inches a part. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the edges turn brown (as seen above.) Put them on a wire rack and let cool for a few minutes. This recipe will yield about 30 cookies. Santa would love these cookies set out for him on a plate just 7 quick nights from tonight!


justin smith said...

If I weren't just getting over the salmonella I got from your raw meatloaf picture, those cookies would look really good.

Joylynn Rasmussen said...

I've been enjoying your delicious macaroons!!! They're so light and fluffy. Thank you Whitney:)