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.


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!

Kim Yeatts said...

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

Kim Yeatts said...

These cookies are so delicious! Sadie and I made them today and just fell in love! I am SO doubling that recipe next time!