Coconut Macaroons… The 1st Day of Christmas Cookies!!

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Welcome to the first day of Christmas Cookies… gluten free of course!  I’m excited to present these next 12 recipes to you, because they are not only a great addition to your holiday feasting, but they won’t leave anyone with gluten issues drooling over the cookie platters that they can’t have.  I’ve collected my very favorite cookie recipes here for you, and I hope you love them as much as I love making and serving them!  Happy Holidays!  Sit back and enjoy, then get out your mixing bowls…. here we GO!!!!!!!

This first cookie, Coconut Macaroons, is a must for any holiday gathering.  You can make them plain, as I have done here, or add mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, or even dip the bottoms or drizzle the tops with melted chocolate.  The possibilities are endless!  The other wonderful thing about this recipe is that it only requires six ingredients.  You probably already have the gluten free flour around the house, as well as salt, vanilla, and eggs.  The only things left are the coconut and the sweetened condensed milk.  They are fast to put together, and easy to make. Just add a cup of eggnog, and let the festivities begin!

THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES…

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COCONUT MACAROONS

  • 14 ounces of Sweetened Flaked Coconut
  • 1 – 14 ounce can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Gluten Free Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Gluten Free All Purpose Flour with Xanthan Gum, OR 1 Tablespoon Coconut Flour + 1/4 t. xanthan gum
  • 2 Large Egg Whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt (Kosher preferred)

Preheat the oven to 325.

Whip the egg whites with a whisk or hand mixer until stiff peaks form.  Set aside.

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Combine the coconut, condensed milk, vanilla, and gluten free all purpose flour in a large bowl.

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Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.

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Drop heaping Tablespoons of the batter on to parchment lined cookie sheets 2 inches apart, and bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until the macaroons are golden brown.  Cool on wire racks.

Makes:  24 Cookies

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I hope you enjoy these slightly crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, delicious cookies, and add them to your list of cookies to bake for the holidays.  Plain, sprinkled, drizzled, or dipped, they should satisfy everyone on your holiday list.

Please remember that I welcome any and all comments, so feel free to comment away….

Happy Holidays,

Marcie/Pepperchick

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