Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easy Peasy Coconut Macaroons

With the nicer weather and Easter over, The Mister and I have been trying to clean out the pantry and start eating cleaner and lighter.  I know a recipe for a sweet treat doesn't seem to be the way to go, but this used up a can of sweetened condensed milk lurking in the cupboard since Christmas and two bags of coconut.  If I take these to work, then I'll have only eaten a couple.  yeah that....  So for a easy treat to make, that you can dress up any way you like, here are Coconut Macaroons.

These were drizzled with some chocolate because The Mister is happiest if there is a little bit of chocolate in something!  Left plain, with a little silver dragee in the centre they would be great at Christmas or a wedding sweet table.

Easy Peasy Coconut Macaroons
makes approx. 4 dozen

51/2 cups flaked coconut
2/3   cup  all purpose flour
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350*  Mix together coconut, flour and salt in big bowl.  Add condensed milk and vanilla.  Mix well, using your hands if you need.   Drop tablespoon sized balls onto parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes, until coconut looks nice and toasty.