Coconut Macaroons

Merry Christmas OR Happy Hanukkah.  Equally opportunity cookies here :)

My friend Lindsay asked for this one, so here it is.  Two important tips:  please use parchment paper on your cookie sheets, and watch the time carefully - they can go from golden to burnt in a nanosecond.

This is my mom's recipe - Thanks Dodo!

Coconut Macaroons

2/3 cups all purpose flour
5 cups lightly packed, shredded and sweetened coconut
pinch of salt
1 - 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk (or 1 1/3 cups)
2 teaspoons vanilla, or 1 tsp each of vanilla and almond extract
sprinkles for decorating

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, toss flour, coconut and salt together.  Add milk and vanilla, stir well to combine.  Scoop by 1 1/2 tablespoon amounts (I use a small ice cream scooper) and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Decorate with sprinkles - red, green, chocolate jimmies, whatever you like.  Bake at 350 for 17-20 minutes or until just starting to turn golden on the sides and bottom.  Cool completely on a wire rack - they will firm up nicely.

2 1/2 dozen.  Sheesh - what was I thinking making ONE batch?

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