As I spent Saturday working and all of yesterday sleeping (getting over my cold and recovering from the busiest call shift ever on Saturday night), I had a few weekend errands to catch up on. First off, I stopped at Superstore to pick up groceries. Enjoying my newfound time, I perused the aisles a bit and stumbled across coconut on sale. One aisle over, condensed milk was also on sale. To me, that meant one thing: coconut macaroons.
My mother and I share a love for coconut and attempted macaroons for the first time when I visited home over winter break. Following Kristil Lyle's highly rated AllRecipes.com coconut macaroon recipe, we were pleased at how well these macaroons turned out -- sweet, chewy, and deliciously satisfying.
The taste was nostalgic for my mom, reminding her of a kind of coconut candy she'd buy at school bake sales. To me, they tasted as good as any store-bought version -- and were surprisingly simple to make. Here's the recipe:
- 2/3 cup flour
- 5 1/2 cups flaked coconut (we used sweetened)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 (14-ounce) can condensed milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
|lightly browned and ready to come out of the oven|