I am moving forward with the cookbook challenge. This past weekend Kaycie and I made Coconut Macaroons with organic dried coconut. This recipe was from one of my very favorite cookbooks Martha Stewart's Cookies.
I love this book and I am so excited that the Martha Stewart's Cupcakes book will be available in June 2009. I might be forced to break the no new cookbooks in 2009 rule for this book.
I was so surprised how easy it is to make Macaroons. There are only 4 ingredients-shredded coconut, sugar, egg whites and vanilla. We combined all of the ingredients and Kaycie mixed everything together with her hands then we molded the coconut into mounds and baked the cookies for 16 minutes.
We decided to melt a little chocolate and dip the bottom of the cookies in the chocolate. These cookies were so fast and simple to make. I think we had the cookies baked and all of the dishes cleaned up within an hour.
Here is a really bad iphone photo of Kaycie dipping macaroons in chocolate.