Monday, October 13, 2008

The Best Cookies Ever


Even my son the Flock Master liked these cookies and he doesn't eat sweets.
I made them for my California girlfriends when they came to visit. We ate them every day.
I made a batch yesterday to take to our dinner hosts last night.
And I will be making more for the holidays.
I can't take the credit...that goes to the Barefoot Contessa.
This is her recipe for Coconut Macaroons
14 oz sweetened shredded coconut
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
1 t pure vanilla extract
2 extra large (I used 3 large) egg whites at room temperature
1/4 t kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Combine the coconut, condensed milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed with a whisk attachment until you have firm peaks. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
Drop the batter onto parchment lined sheet pans using a 1.75" diameter ice cream scoop or a tablespoon. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until golden brown. Cool on the pan before attempting to remove. Yield: about 22 cookies.

I allow the macaroons to cool completely, then melt some dark chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water and spread the bottom of each cookie with a thin layer of the chocolate. Soooo good!
I keep the cookies refrigerated - or frozen if you're not going to eat them that day. They are amazingly good right out of the freezer!


Cassie said...

They look and sound very good!

Busymama Kellie said...

Great, thanks a LOT. Just as I'm thinking I need to start a diet and exercise regimen you post this. Now I have to bookmark the recipe and make it. I wouldn't want to be rude or anything!

MoziEsmé said...

These look so easy and yummy!

grammy said...

Sounds really good. I will have to try them. Baking is so dangerous for me cause I eat To MUCH of what I bake. I do want to try some recipes for Christmas (o: so there ya go.