Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Coconut Butter Macaroons will make... swoon from the first bite to the last. They are gluten free, too!!!

I got this recipe off the back of a package of Trader Joe's Coconut Flour. Like a virgin for the very first time using it. (to borrow from Madonna a little). Also, I have modified the recipe slightly. I have to tell you, the first time I made these cookies, they tasted great, but they were a bit flat. I attribute that to not sifting the flour. That is all I can think of that I did differently, because when I did sift the flour the cookies puffed up nicely. Well, I also used bigger globs of dough. Oh gosh, just know that these are some good tasting cookies.

Coconut Butter Macaroons

1/2 cup butter, softened (I used unsalted, the recipe doesn't call for it, but I normally cook/bake with unsalted butter.
1 cup sugar (granulated cane sugar, I wonder what coconut sugar would be like with this recipe)
4 eggs (I bring them a bit toward room temperature.)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sifted Trader Joe's Coconut Flour (plus a few pinches more)
2 cups Trader Joe's Shredded Coconut (the recipe calls for sweetened, but I find the cookies are sweet enough with the sugar)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Mix together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in the coconut flour and coconut; mix well. Drop tablespoon size mounds two inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes-until golden. Remove from baking sheet immediately and cool on a wire rack.

Makes about a dozen cookies.
Add just a bit more coconut flour. 

The batter thickens up when the flour is added.

A bit blurry, but you can see the globs and spacing.

Put on cooling rack immediately upon removal from the oven.

Quote of the day:
"I happen to love coconut, particularly for that sweet and crunchy texture it adds to any dish." Marcus Samuelsson 

My friend Taavi loved these cookies. This is what he had to say about them: "Thank you for those DEEEElicious coconut cookies! Stephen is normally not a big fan of coconut and said he'd have just a taste but he ate the whole cookie because it was so good! I accompanied mine with a piece of dark chocolate and had an out of body experience."