Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Year's Eve Cookies! To Go With Your Champagne!

These little babies are cute and festive, and because of their 
sweetness are superb with Champagne!  

An excellent little treat for a New Year's Toast! 

Recipe-Coconut Almond Macaroon Holiday Trees~
3 cups finely shredded sweetened coconut 
3/4 cup sugar
2 large egg whites, beaten
5 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
pinch of salt
confections sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Using wooden spoon or hands, thoroughly mix coconut, sugar, egg whites,
vanilla, and salt in large bowl. 
Form a tablespoon of the mixture into a 2"tall tree with hands on a parchment lined sheet pan. Use fingers to pinch tops into peaks and flatten out bottom. 

Bake approximately 12 minutes, until lightly golden brown on tops and bottoms. 
Allow to cool. 
Using a mesh strainer, sift confectioners sugar over top of the cookies. 
Thirty minutes later, repeat. 
Chill cookies in refrigerator to further set.  
Cookies can be kept in refrigerator up to 3 days.
Dust with sugar once again, immediately prior to serving. 

Happy New Year! 

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