Even A Man Can Do It

I will never forget the day my Dad showed me how easy it was to use just 3 or 4 ingredients to make a delicious little niblet to munch on. These little niblets, although not his invention of course, was one of the first recipes I learned from him and it was the catalyst of thinking he was the cooking master. Something so simple but sooooo addictive. And yes, even a man can make these tasty treats, it’s THAT easy.

I haven’t altered his recipe one bit, I have just highlighted it with a glaze or two that I think you will agree is perfectly at home with the fruity goodness dripping off the sides as you lift it up and taste the sweet……..just make ’em.

 

Coconut Macaroons

This recipe is so simple, my minor son makes them all the time. We love them as I am sure you will too.

14 oz. sweetened, grated coconut
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 T. vanilla, optional*
3 egg whites, at room temperature

Preheat the oven to 350-degrees F. Combine coconut, condensed milk and vanilla in large bowl. Whip the egg whites on high speed with a hand held mixer(or use an electric bowl mixer) until they make firm peaks. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
Drop spoonfuls of the batter onto sheet pans sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or lined with parchment paper using either a small ice cream scoop, or two teaspoons. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Cool and serve.
These Macaroons are sticky the first day you make them. Cover them and try them the next day. They transform overnight into a treat that is both more flavorfull and dense. If that isn’t enough for you, give them a glaze when cooled to the touch. Let them set unitl completely cooled after drizzling with glaze. And who said you have to sttop at glaze. Melt some chocolate and dip the bottom of them in this melted goodness or drizzle in zig zag patterns over the top or to heack with it, dunk the whole macaroon into the chocolate.

Apricot Glaze:

1/2 c. apricot jelly
1 T. sugar
1 T. apple or orange juice

Put everything in a small pot and bring to a boil. Turn off pot and let sit until ready to dunk.

Lemon Glaze:

1/2 c. lemon marmalade
1 T. sugar
1 T. apple juice

Put everything in a small pot and bring to a boil. Turn off pot and let sit until ready to dunk.