Sunday, April 12, 2009

Coconut Macaroons - Perfect for Passover!

For snacks we like muffins and cookies, fish crackers and Fig Newtons, snack mix and granola bars (of course all of them always pared with something fruitish :); So you can imagine that it is somewhat a challenge for us to find good Passover snacks. For the past few years, along with trail and dried fruit mix, macaroons have been a delicious snack staple. They're great because they contain no flour (which has natural leavening ingredients) - so they're perfect for Passover! If you've never made them before, or maybe aren't even celebrating Passover, you should definitely try them out! Here is a wonderful, melt-in-your-mouth recipe that we've been using for a few years now.

Coconut Macaroons
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Dash of salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut

Grease a cookie sheet. Beat egg whites, vanilla and salt till soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating till stiff peaks form. Fold in coconut. Drop from a teaspoon 1 1/2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet (they'll grow!) Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. If you like, you can drizzle them with chocolate, but we like them plain! Makes approximately 20 cookies.


Rachel and Jessica said...

Yum! Thanks Serenity! I have been wanting to try making macaroons! I will have to try out your recipe! =:)


Daughter of Vision said...

Yum!!! I can't wait to make some of these! They sound delicious. Thank you for sharing.