Christmas Inspiration ~ Sugar-Dusted Macaroon Trees

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We received more snow but it melted away pretty quickly.. thankfully.  I had too much on my agenda to let weather get in the way.
This year I’m shaking it up a bit and trying new recipes rather than the traditional ones I bake each year.  Once I saw the photo of these macaroon trees on Pinterest, I knew I had to bake them.  I altered the recipe a little bit after reading some of the reviews and they turned out perfectly.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how delicious these are!

Sugar-Dusted Macaroon Trees

  • 2 1/2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly combine coconut, granulated sugar, egg whites, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl using your hands or a wooden spoon. Form 2 tablespoons of the mixture at a time into 2-inch-tall trees with your hands, using your fingertips to make pointed tops. Transfer each tree to a parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them 1 inch apart.

Bake until edges are golden and trees are firm, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet on a wire rack at least 15 minutes. Cookies can be made up to 1 day ahead; dust with confectioners’ sugar just before serving.

I took reviewers advice and added 3-4 Tbl of flour to the batter and beat the vanilla, egg whites, and sugar until somewhat thick before adding the coconut and flour.  These were phenominal!

* Recipe adapted and photos from Martha Stewart

Wishing you a beautiful week!

xoxo, B

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  • Reply miss b December 17, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I'm looking for different recipes to this year too. I must make these! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Celia M. High Heeled Life December 17, 2013 at 7:36 am

    These are calling to me! …. coconut is soooo yummmy! happy week mon ami. xo C. (HHL)

  • Reply Loree December 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    They look too pretty to eat.

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