Thursday, May 6, 2021

Ina Garten’s Macaroons for Mother's Day @LucyBurdette

LUCY BURDETTE: While we were in California last month, my niece made macaroons for a Passover seder. I only got to taste a little corner of one, but it was incredible! "Ina Garten's recipe" she told me. She did not tell me that she made most of the recipe into a pie shell for Key lime pie. Wowser, I can't wait to try that. Or how about chocolate cream pie? Or banana cream? The possibilities are endless. Meanwhile, here's Ina's perfect recipe for cookies that are very sweet and delicious, and elegant too. I think they'd be welcome at any Mother's day brunch...


14 ounces sweetened flaked coconut 

14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 

2 extra large egg whites, at room temperature 

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 325.

Mix together the coconut, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl.

Beat the egg whites with the salt separately until stiff.

Fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture, careful not to over mix.

Drop by the dollop on to cookie sheets covered with parchment paper.

Bake for about 25 minutes until beginning to brown on tops.

This first time out, I made them for Easter...

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  1. Ooh, love the idea of using this recipe as a pie crust!

    You can also dip them in melted dark chocolate. Mmmm.

    1. I thought immediately that the pie crust would be amazing. Haven't had time to try it yet, but it will come soon:)

  2. Wow! Delicious and easy. What a tasty idea to use as a pie crust. Hugs MJ

  3. We all agree on the pie crust idea! Brilliant!
    With sweetened coconut and sweetened milk, these must, indeed, be sweet treats.
    I was just telling my husband my frustration with wanting to bake sweet goodies, but not having enough people to finish them off before they go bad. I'm forcing myself to restrain from eating extra just to "save" them!

  4. For several years my husband was on a macaroon kick, and Ina's was the first recipe I tried. We loved them, and so easy! Would be great as a pie crust!

  5. I literally had to do that quickly-close-out-of-the-page-very- suspiciously thing when my husband walked up behind me at my desk. We're supposed to be on a no-sugar break. But I think we're going to be on a break from the no-sugar break soon...