Friday, April 24, 2009

Cookies for weekend snacking

I baked 3 small batches of cookies this morning to have for weekend desserts and snacking. Aren't the jars so cute? I got these from Nina's box of randomness.

This first recipe is from my friend Andrea. She is a magazine editor and has the best recipes and decorating ideas, but no, she does not blog.
One Bowl Macaroons - makes 12-15 cookies
1 1/3 C flaked coconut
1/3 C sugar
3 TBSP flour
1/8 t salt
2 egg whites
1/2 t almond or vanilla extract

heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the coconut, sugar, flour and salt (Just use a spoon, no need for a mixer)
Mix the egg whites and extract, just till the egg white is broken up and a little frothy.
Combine both mixtures.
Drop by teaspoon on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
If you want a fancier cookie, you can dip them in chocolate.

Chocolate Meringues - makes about 15
2 egg whites
1/2 C sugar
1 heaping T baking cocoa -sifted (I just sift it over the bowl)
1/4 t vanilla
a scant 1/2 c mini chocolate chips / about 3 ounces
preheat oven to 275 degrees
beat egg whites with mixer on high speed until frothy and soft peaks form.
With mixer running, slowly add the sugar and continue to beat until still and glossy peaks form.
With a rubber spatula, gently fold in vanilla, then cocoa and choc. chips. Some streaks may remain, don't over mix.
Drop batter by tablespoon onto parchment lined sheet.
Bake for 35-45 minutes - until the cookies feel dry all the way through and hard.
Store in an airtight container.

The chocolate chip cookie recipe is a family favorite and you can see it here.

for more frugal recipes, visit Gayle at the grocery cart challenge Friday recipe swap.

1 comment:

  1. It's my week to help supply cookies for Monday Night for the Master at our church so I'm going to try your macaroon recipe. Thanks.


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