Christmas Tree Macaroons
I saw this recipe in the December issue of
magazine, but I thought it might be a fun touch to make them green. These cute little trees are perfect for the people in your life who have a gluten allergy, and even the ones who don't will enjoy them! I also plan on using them for my gingerbread house that I am hoping will turn out well.... fingers crossed.
These macaroons are little pillows of coconut, sugar, and vanilla. I used unsweetened coconut and evaporated cane juice to stay as unprocessed as possible.
This recipe is so easy!
2 1/2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut
3/4 cup granulated sugar (I used evaporated cane juice)
2 large egg whites
(Note: if you make these on the same day as
then you can use the yolks for that and the whites for these!)
5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Green food coloring
Confectioners' sugar for dusting
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees
*Combine the coconut, sugar, egg whites, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly with a either your hands or a spatula.
*Add in the food coloring and mix until well combined.
*Scoop out about two tablespoons of the mixture
*Form the shape of a tree using your hands
*Place on a parchment lined baking sheet
*Use your fingers to make the point at the top of the tree
*Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are golden and the tree is firm
*Let cool completely on a wire rack
*Dust with confectioners' sugar right before serving
So simple... a perfect little sweet for the holidays!