Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Coconut Macaroons

I love anything called macaroon -- whether it is the cookies made from coconut that everyone on the prairie calls macaroons or the meringue type cookie that the French call macaroon.

These are an old recipe and easy to put together. I love coconut macaroons too much so I don't make them as often as I could because I could eat the whole batch!
They're great for an after dinner sweet bite, great for a nosh with the mid morning coffee, and even better with a cup of tea in the afternoon.
The recipe I've had "forever" and came from an Eagle milk can. So many manufacturers have great recipes on the backs of cans or boxes. It's their way to get you "hooked" on their product. I was "hooked" on this recipe from the first.

For alas, if I want coconut macaroons on the prairie, I have to make them myself -- for no one sells them!

The recipe as printed on the label of the Eagle milk can:

14 ounce can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 egg white, whipped
2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 t. almond extract
14 oz. package shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 325. Line baking sheets with foil (or silpat); grease and flour foil. Set aside. In large bowl, combine Eagle Brand, egg white, extracts and coconut; mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets; slightly flatten each mound with a spoon. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until light browned around edges. Immediately remove from sheets (macaroons will stick if allowed to cool on baking sheet); cool on wire rack. Store leftovers loosely covered at room temperature.



Bonnie said...

These look very good. I'm going to put them on my to cooklist.
Is that sweetened coconut or un-sweetened coconut you use.

Thank you for sharing I love your blog.

Lori E said...

I love macaroons too and I'm not that much of a cookie eater. Have you ever had chocolate ones?

Susan @ The Good Life! said...

I love macaroons!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I wish DH liked coconut! I love anything with coconut in it but I can't make a whole batch of cookies for myself, or can I?

Martha said...

I can eat a whole batch of these goodies! Which is why I don't make them very often!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I need about 5 of these - Right. Now!
Yum, Yum, Yum.