Monday, December 5, 2011

Martha Monday–Coconut Macaroons


I love coconut.  I love it shredded; sweetened and unsweetened. I love it fresh. I love it savory and I especially love it in a treat!  So today I chose page 62 , in Martha Stewart Cookies Cookbook, Macaroons.

The yield, according to Martha, is 1 1/2 dozen and I got 20 cookies total.  Ten chocolate chunk and ten chocolate chocolate chunk.  I took her recipe and made the chocolate chunk.  Then I halved it and added the extra chocolate to one half.  The smell while baking was awesome!  This was so not the time of the year to try and cut sugar from my diet but a girls got to do what a girls got to do to fit into her jeans!


Easy/Hard:  This is another super easy recipe.  No need for the mixer, just get you hands in and have fun!

Ingredient availability: Just remember it’s unsweetened coconut.

What I like about this cookie:  It’s just simple and for some reason elegant.  When really it’s just coconut, sugar and egg whites.  We only ever had them at Christmas too, which is weird because they aren’t specifically Christmassy, but that’s when Gran made them.

Baking experience: The chocolate chunk were a little hard to get to stay together but the chocolate ones stuck perfectly.  Maybe not as perfectly as Martha’s but still pretty darn close.

Taste: yummm-oooooo!  how’s that?  You are either a lover or hater of the coconut macaroon and I’m definitely a lover.  So is Rob, so they may not last very long.  I took a bit, for testing purposes only, and then watched Rowan take the plate away and inhale this little devil. So that’s a thumbs up from a 3 year old…sorry 3 and a half year old!


If you want the recipe you can get it from the book, page 62 or from Martha’s website.

For the next couple weeks I’ll try to make the cookies that are more on the holiday side.  Until next week, happy Martha Monday!

Thanks for looking!

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  1. I really need to make macaroons! I'm a new convert to coconut and these are making my mouth water. :)

  2. Oh Yeah! I love coconut macaroons. This post is the perfect way to start off my week.

  3. I'm a coconut and macaroon lover too. These sound so delicious. Glad you linked your recipe at Joy of Desserts. :-)

  4. I have never had a coconut macaroon, but you have surely made it look delicious!

  5. melt in your mouth oooey gooey goodness here! Thx I will have 500 dozen or so.

  6. Oh I want to try the chocolate chunk ones, never heard of that before.

  7. I love macaroons! However, I have never tried to make them myself. And chocolate, too? Yummy!

  8. Oh my goodness! coconut is one of my favorite things! These look SOO good.

  9. Hmmm.... . speechless here. That loos so divine and full of goodness!

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  10. Oooo, looks yummy. Wish this post included a recipe though. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul blog hop!