Archive for February, 2012

coconut macaroons baby!

these might be hands down my most fave dessert of all time. that’s a bold statement. i know. but i love coconut and i love vanilla. maybe even more than i do chocolate. that may be an even bolder statement. i’m really learning a lot about myself right here in this very moment. :) so, why on earth have i not made macaroons or anything with coconut for that matter for this blog before? that’s easy. because L doesn’t like coconut. as in she hates it. haha and now that we live across the country from one another i’m less sensitive to her likes and dislikes. ┬áj/k. but, now i don’t feel guilty making them! love you L. what have i also learned here with this recipe? that i’m the laziest bird around. this is the simplest recipe ever, so enjoy.

this recipe is adapted from a recipe i found on allrecipes.com


1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
11 cups flaked coconut
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon vanilla paste


large mixing bowl
wooden spoon
cookie sheets
table spoon from scooping

preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

mix it up. in your large mixing bowl add the flour, coconut and salt. with your wooden spoon mix contents while adding the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla paste until everything is well blended.

scoop it up. using your tablespoon, scoop up the dough and plop it down on the cookie sheet making rows. place in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. coconut is best toasted anyway right? once done in the oven place on cooling racks and while they’re still warm, be sure to try a few. these will also taste great in the days to come!

enjoy and share the love!


p.s. thanks for your patience in mine and L’s absence. life gets tricky sometimes, but we always seem to bounce back and we’re glad to be back!


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