The buttery deliciousness I had planned -- wasn't. Tried a new recipe for one of my old absolute favorites. Snickerdoodle cookies are a sure thing for me,butter and cinnamon with a sugary outside on a tender cookie. But I said to myself "self - a new recipe quite different might be better". Baked 'em, tasted and said to myself - "crud, no - they were very much not better".
Macadmia Coconut Macaroons (hence the Macamacaroons)
1 (14 ounce) pkg. coconut
(I used Angel Flake by Baker's)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
6 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
4 egg whites
1 tsp. almond extract
Mix coconut, sugar, flour, salt in a medium sized bowl. Stir in egg whites and almond extract until well blended. Drop by tablespoons on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper (OR greased and floured cookie sheets).
Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until the cookie edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven, transfer to cooling racks.
Melt a cup of chocolate chips in the microwave. Smear a little chocolate on top of a cooled macaroon - dip into a small bowl of chopped macadmia nuts. Cool in the refrigerator then seal into a plastic bag.
If you prefer - use some other kind of nuts or ignore the whole variation and put a half of a candied cherry on top of the cookie before baking it.
They are a tasty extra for a cookie platter . Keeping it real - I wish the Snickerdoodles had turned out well! It is all good on Buhlaland the occasional disappointing cookie isn't a big deal - probably a good thing so I didn't eat too much!
By my reckoning - this may be my 100th post for the year of 2008 - I'll go back and check the numbers but I promise not to repeat the "100 boring as heck things about me" I did for the original 100th blog post!