Thursday, January 22, 2009

calories, coconut, and cookies....oh my!

Remember those cookies I raved about? Well, it has been requested that I share the recipe. I am more than happy to share the coconut-y goodness with you but I cannot be held accountable for your inability to eat only one. They are delicious and will test your willpower, taunt your taste buds, and tempt your inner cookie-loving-sweet-tooth self. I have no calculations of grams of fat or sugar, nor do I have the number of calories they contain...but go! Go bravely into your kitchen and whip up a batch of these beauties.*
Coconut Macaroons

3/4 cup sugar

2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

2 large egg whites

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper

  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, coconut, egg whites, vanilla, and salt.

  • Dampen hands with cold water. Use 1 1/2 Tbs. to form mounds then place on baking sheet. Space them about 1" apart.

  • Bake until golden brown, 16 to 17 minutes, rotating halfway through. Let cool on wire rack.

Martha Stewart's new book, Cookies, is where I found this irresistible, gluten-free recipe.

*I highly recommend making the cookies smaller than instructed...then it's easier to justify eating two instead of one! Also, I couldn't find unsweetened coconut so I used sweetened, shredded coconut and reduced the amount of sugar added to 1/3 cup.

4 comments:

nic said...

now THAT'S my kind of cookie! they look amazing...and the best part is that since i am the only one in my family who consumes coconut, i shall have the whole batch to myself! yes!!!

Ravenhill said...

Mmm, those look scrumptious!
~Emily

Kim Yeatts said...

Oh, yes! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Kim Yeatts said...

OH~GRACIOUS~SAKES~ALIVE!
These cookies are so delicious! Sadie and I made them today and just fell in love! I am SO doubling that recipe next time!
Thanks!