Christmas is filled with tons of holiday treats and recipes. I know we make well over a handful of different cookie recipes, so sometimes it is nice to have one that is quick and easy. In fact, with only 5 ingredients and quick prep you could whip these up for those impromptu visitors in no time.
I have seen slight variations but it seems the majority of recipes can be separated into two groups: sweetened condensed milk recipes or flour and sugar recipes. To keep this as simple as can be I am going ahead with the sweetened condensed milk.
- 14 oz bag sweetened flaked coconut
- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
- I prefer using almond but either one or 1/2 and 1/2 will work
- 2 extra large egg whites, room temperature
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix your mix three ingredients together in a bowl. Separate the yolk/egg whites and whip whites with the salt until medium peaks. Fold into your coconut mixture.
Place onto parchment lined baking sheet by approximately 2 Tablespoons. The cookies will not spread out nor rise so it is your preference if you like taller macaroons or smaller. Place into a 325 degree preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes. They are done when you have a nice golden brown.
Let cool for a minute on baking sheet before moving to a cooling rack.
Optional: Dip bottoms in melted chocolate after cooled or place a cherry on top before cooking.