Authentic Compassion

Thursday, November 6, 2008


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".

NOW - to an oldie which is easy but sadly enough does not contain butter!

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!


Pam said...

Oh, heavens! Those look luscious. I'm the only one around here who eats coconut, so I'd have to eat the whole batch myself.


LindaSueBuhl said...

Not a problem Pam - only makes a couple of dozen!!

Brandi said...

That would make such a great midnight snack. I am so hungry right now! And I have fresh milk! My mouth is watering!

KathyB. said...

Oh Linda Sue, I love macaroons ! When my bazaar is over I am going on a baking spree ! Wheeee! Anyway, I am again commenting on several posts in one.
The day of and after the elections I was a bit upset. Here we were in the west casting our votes and practically as soon as we got home and turned on the telly, why...there was McCain acknowledging O as the winner. What the heck is the sense of anyone here on the west coast even bothering to cast a ballot ?

As I began to be a bit depressed and worried about the future, and the fact that in spite of all the actual facts regarding the ...'P', our local news was excited about his charisma. Well, howdy do, so it is charisma that wins ? Well, ultimately, God allowed him to win, and God is in control. I think the days ahead will call for Christians to stand firm for Him and His truths..but then that has been the way of the Truth all along! Praise Him, He is in control and He does bring real peace!

Farm Chick Paula said...

I LOVE macaroons... they remind me of my Momma- those were her favorites!!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Brandi - these things had to go into the freezer - a little hard to eat frozen and I needed some control! KathyB - I think all we have to do is wait on the Lord - of course patience is in short supply in my life. Paula - love it when you drop by! Tovina - thank you for coming by my blog - I have removed your comment because it contained a link to an advertising - probably a very good product but I'd rather people not advertise something on my blog without contacting me first. Thank you for coming by and no offense intended -