Coconut Macaroons & Happy Holidays!

I found the original recipe for these cookies on Nestle's website. Although they were really soft and tasty, they wanted to fall apart at the slightest touch...So I adjusted the recipe a small bit and now they hold together nicely without changing the texture or flavor.

Ingredients:
14 ounce sweetened flaked coconut
14 ounce sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbs. sifted flour
1 egg, slightly beaten

Method:
Combine sifted flour and flaked coconut in large bowl. In medium bowl, combine milk, vanilla and egg. Add the egg mixture to the coconut mixture until combined. Drop tablespoon size balls onto a foil lined baking sheet that has been slightly greased. Press each cookie lightly with back of spoon. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 14 minutes until only slightly browned on edges. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store, covered, at room temperature. Enjoy :)



~ Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen - Author unknown ~

~ Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice - Author Unknown ~

~ And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more - Dr. Seuss ~

Happy Holidays!!!


18 comments:

Fiber said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Arabic Bites said...

Hi meeso,
Happy Holidays!

zainab & meedo

Cynthia said...

Happy Holidays my friend.

meeso said...

~ Fiber, Zainab, Meedo & Cynthia, Thank you all :)

KALVA said...

wow Meeso, these are my moms favorite cookies,, we used to buy from them fresh from the bakery.. and i bet yours might have tasted great!!

meeso said...

~ Kalva, these were my grandpa's favorite cookies and my mom use to make them for him all the time :) She lost her recipe for them long ago but said that this one is as close as she's found since then...I hope you would try them :)

Namratha said...

yummy yummy, u sure are having a fun Christmas aren't u...with all the baking :) Love the cookies dear, Merry Christmas! :)

Shella said...

Meeso hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I love coconut macaroons, tried making them once, n it was a disaster. Will try your recipe

Princess Stefania said...

Oh delish! My granddad loves these. An excellent surprise for his brithday. Thank you.
;)

meeso said...

~ Namratha, As always...Thank you for your sweet comments :)

~ Shella, This recipe should be fool-proof...I hope you try them!

~ Princess Stefania, Thank you for visiting and I hope you get to make some for your granddad :)

Nabeela said...

Hi Meeso! I just went through your archives(after almost two months!)....and I was happy to hear that you got your cat back. As for the macaroons, they look delicious. I've been baking a lot of cookies lately too...must be the season ;)

meeso said...

~ Nabeela, Thank you...I was so happy to get her back! She's all fat and rolly polly now :)

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Happy new year Meeso!!

meeso said...

~ Sugarcraft, Thank you and Happy New Year!!!

Kribha said...

Macaroons sure looks very yummy. My hubby would enjoy this. I'm saving it. Thanks for sharing.

meeso said...

~ Kribha, If you like macaroons, you will definitely like this recipe...It's so perfect for soft, chewy cookies :)

ANJALI J. said...

may be i can try this this weekend (without eggs) cos im a vegetarian :)

meeso said...

~ Anjali J., The original recipe had not eggs in it and it was really tasty...just was harder for me to keep held together...try it and you will love the flavor!