Tis the season for blessing your house with an assortment of amazing cookies! Every year my dad and I try several recipes, but this is the first year that we have actually liked every recipe we've made (all thanks to the Holiday Cookie mag from Land O' Lakes circa 2012.)
This chewy holiday macaroons are crispy on the outside, and chewy in the middle-the perfect combo that every craves!
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp almond extract
5-7 drops red and/or green dye (if desired)
24 oz (9 cups) sweetened flaked coconut
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1. Heat oven to 325 F. Combine butter, sugar and salt in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, almond extract and food color, if desired; continue beating until well mixed. Stir in coconut with wooden spoon until well mixed.
2. Scoop dough by the tablespoon onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 20-22 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
3. When done, let cool for about 5 minutes on sheet, then remove and let cool completely on rack.
4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and enjoy!