Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What goes around, comes around...

In need of a hostess gift for a Christmas party that we are attending tonight, I had to channel my inner Martha Stewart. What to do? What to make? I immediately thought of my friend Yolande's macaroons. Yolande is THE best macaroon maker ever. Fortunately, I have her recipe, (and you will too at the end of this post). I've shared it before in years past, but it is so worth repeating and maybe some of my new blog readers will appreciate it.


They look like coconut snowballs, don't they? The recipe is supposed to yield a dozen cookies, but somehow I ended up with thirteen. Hey, that's no problem. That one will be my test cookie.


This little plate will work perfectly for them.

See?

And here they are all wrapped up and ready to go. You might be wondering what the blog title has to do with making cookies. Well, Yolande will also be at the party and maybe she'll have one of my (her) macaroons.
Also, the cute cellophane bags were bought one day while out shopping with tonight's hostess. I'm fairly certain she took home the very same bags for her own homemade goodies. Maybe she'll get a laugh out of getting one back.
Yolande's Macaroons
Beat 4 large egg whites until frothy.
Add 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup flour. Beat until well-mixed.
Stir in 3 1/2 cups lightly packed sweetened flaked coconut.
Drop dough in 1/4 cup portions on a buttered and floured cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees until macaroons are golden~about 25 minutes.
Enjoy!

22 comments:

Nicole said...

Yum!! Thank you for the recipe Tanya! I'm sure they will be loved! :)

Myra said...

Those look yummy. I love coconut so these are sure to be made soon in this house. :o) Thank you for the recipe.

gracie said...

They look tasty....i may have to make them since I could not grab one of yours....

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I'm going to try those - I LOVE coconut and the look almost easy - right up my alley!

Thanks!

Merry Christmas, Tanya!

Jeanne said...

Thanks Tanya - I'm a coconut lover and will be making these for myself! I love holiday baking. :)

Bertie said...

Love anything coconut and looking at yours my mouth is watering lol, thanks for the recipe and a very Happy Christmas Tanya.

Dona said...

Yummy! Thank you (and Yolanda) for a great recipe! And that is the perfect plate for them; it made a very cute package!

Cari said...

Oh my gosh those look DELICIOUS !! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Merry Christmas....

Laurie in Iowa said...

They look very yummy.

Nancy in WI said...

They look scrumptious...wish you were coming to my house tonight! Thanks for the recipe.

Margaret said...

Sounds absolutely delicious! I love coconut macaroons but have never had homemade ones. Now I can! Thanks, Tanya!

Anonymous said...

I was the lucky recipient of those yummy cookies! I tried to hide them but a little fairy wanted all to taste so I managed to hold hostage, two for me to devour & yes they are delicious!! Thanks so much for the gift. Merry Christmas!

Fiona said...

Your macaroons look great. I love the packaging, you don't see things like that here in the UK, unfortunately.

woolwoman said...

those look fantastic Tanya - we have a local french bakery that makes pretty awesome macaroons - they look similar to yours. Hope you are having a great holiday season! Melody

Sherry said...

I definitely have to try those! I love macaroons and they sound easy. Coconut is one of my favorites! Have a Merry Christmas!

Katrina said...

Yummy!!!! And I love the plate :-). Hope you had a great time.

Sandy said...

Oh, how pretty ... good job, Tanya! And I bet the cookies taste fantastic. (I'm saving this recipe ... thanks.) How funny that Yolande and the hostess will both recognize everything. LOL That little plate is too cute. And so is your polka dotted spatula! LOL

Siobhan said...

Yum-o! Thanks for the recipe!

Brigitte said...

I have to try this one. Absolutely. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry :o) said...

That recipie sounds absolutely delicious! I love macaroons - either plain like this or with one-half dipped in chocolate! Hope your hostess enjoyed the gift...and hope you enjoyed tje party.

danny said...

lookin good! nothing beats macaroons for quick holiday gifts :)

Michelle said...

Yum! Thank you both for the recipe. LOL!