Saturday, December 20, 2008

The last Christmas post....and cookie recipe

ding ding.....update - Here are your pictures, Pat. I couldn't bear to cover Santa's

This will be my last post until after Christmas....I am overwhelmed right now. There are lists to be made, food to be shopped for, presents to be wrapped and maybe some more shopping.

Of course that means that I totally spent today baking cookies. I was looking for a traditional macaroon cookie recipe and stopped when I read this one. It is NOT the traditional macaroon recipe. This one is AWESOME!! I love coconut and I love oatmeal cookies. I love a crisp cookie and this one fits all three criteria....

They are called Button Macaroons ... I am guess they are called this because you only use 1/2 tsp dough per cookie and they turn out about the size of a button...who knew??

1 egg separated
1/3 c sugar, remove 3 tbl for egg whites
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
3/4 c quick oats
1/2 c coconut
1 tbl butter, melted

Beat egg white until foamy white and double in volume in a small bowl with electric mixer at high speed; beat in 3 tbl of the sugar, 1 tbl at a time until firm peaks form. Set aside

Beat egg yolk well in a medium size bowl, beat in remainder of the sugar until fluffy-light. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Fold in beaten egg white.

Drop by half teaspoonfuls 1 inch apart on well greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 12-15 minutes. Cookies will spread. I got better luck spraying the cookie sheet with Pam than when I used a silpat sheet.

Cool on wire racks, store in airtight container. Yield 3 dozen (although I only got 2 dozen plus 4 cookies....)

I had good luck doubling this recipe and got a about 4 dozen cookies. Of course I counted them after sampling them. So maybe it did make 6 dozen and I ate 2 dozen? No, couldn't be!!

I wish you all a Happy Holiday Season...

See ya next year...



~Bren~ said...

Have a wonderful Christmas!!!!!

Linda said...

All this baking going on in blogland I'm surprised I haven't gained weight just from looking. Have a terrific Christmas, and try not to stress over your lists.

Rhonda said...

I have to try this recipe. Of course, it the counting doesn't start until you are ready to wrap them.....LOL.....Merry Christmas!

pat sloan said...

oh thank you SO MUCH for taking the picture... I ALWAYS need a picture.. well.. actually I NEED cookies, but a picture is good... really... it's good!

Well.. I'd MUCH RATHER have a cookie... LOL!!

Big Smooches!
pat sloan

Jennifer said...

The macaroon recipe sounds wonderful. I was planning to bake today anyway, so I'm going to try it. Thanks so much for sharing! I love your blog.
Fellow Sloanie,
Jennifer in WA