Sunday, February 10, 2013

Coconut Macaroons

Today was a lazy day.  A much needed lazy day.  Didn't even go to my usual zumba class, as the car wouldn't start this morning.  So it was a really lazy day.  The kids played and Logan tobogganed outside on the "hill" that has been made in front of our house throughout winter from all of the snow.  

After naps, Jérôme decided that he and Logan were going to bake some cookies.  And not just any cookies.  The same cookies that Jérôme first made with his mom.  His mom passed away a couple of years ago, so I'm sure this was extra special for Jérôme to share with Logan.  He got the recipe right out of his mom's handwritten cookbook.

And Logan ate the whole thing right up.  He got to wear his own little apron and use his own personal cooking set given to him by Maria awhile back.   

A chef is born ;)

These are super quick to whip up, as even a 2 1/2 year old has a long enough attention span to stick around until the end.  And both Logan and Chloé just gobbled these up. 

Coconut Macaroons 

2 C finely grated unsweetened coconut
2 eggs
3/4 C sugar or coconut sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt

1.  Mix together the sugar and the egg with a dash of salt.

2.  Add the coconut flakes and mix well.  

super concentrated on his cookie making

Try your best not to get the coconut all up in your sleeves.

Oh, and to actually get it in the bowl.

3.  Round dough into little balls and place on a greased baking sheet.  We flattened ours out a bit so that the kids would make less mess when eating them, but traditional coconut macaroons are more rounded.


4.  Bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees Farenheit. 


Makes 8-12 cookies, depending on size.  These dry out relatively quickly, so only make what will be eaten within a couple of days.   

Difficulty level: easy



Anonymous said...

What a sweet memory. Love the pictures of your little chef!

Kristy said...

Love the pics of Logan!