Thursday, December 5, 2013

Polka Dot Macaroons

Polka Dot Macaroons
     It's Christmas cookie time!
     Now that the snow has come people are getting the Christmas fever. The shopping mall is packed and all the streets around it are busy with traffic. If one is planning on going shopping brace yourself for crowds of people and no place to park.

     Of course one could easily avoid this chaos. There would be no need to go to the  mall to shop if 1. Shopping was done in advance of Thanksgiving (not happening here!) or 2. Shopping online and taking advantage of that free shipping (probably what will happen from here on out.) 

     I love shopping, but not when there is a ton of people around. I like to take my time. Not be rushed to grab something because there is a limited amount left. I also don't like being jostled around by people going crazy for that one item that is marked down to an unbelievable price. It just ruins the whole shopping experience. It's like going to a restaurant and having to sit by the kid that screams and cries the whole time. Or flying on an airplane with the little kid kicking your seat the whole flight.

     I much rather prefer to stay at home and do some baking or sewing. These past week I have done a little bit of both. Although I have done some sewing this week (trying to make a quilt for Christmas) I have not done any cookie baking. husband has come through and made some delicious cookies using my Simple and Delicious cooking magazine. And since he went to all the trouble of making cookies and since they were so yummy I thought I'd share the recipe. 

     These cookies were so good we bought more coconut to make some more because we just inhaled the ones he made. He said they were easy to make, but they were a little sticky. He also made them a little bit bigger than what the recipe said to do. I believe they are meant to be more bite size, but heck who cares, they were still super good.

Polk Dot Macaroons
5 C flake coconut
1 Can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 C all purpose flour
1 1/2 C M&M Minis

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine coconut, milk and flour; mix well. Stir in M&M's. 
2. drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Recipe from Simple and Delicious

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