You Can Accomplish This Before Your Head Effing Explodes: Macaroon

Mac is being baptised in a few short weeks (finally).  At least he’s not old enough to talk back to the Priest.  Anyway, we are having a small family party following the Mass and I thought I’d make Macaroons as a little party favor.  Get it?  MACaroons?  Such a dork.

I found this recipe quite a few years ago in a Real Simple magazine.  It’s definitely really simple and soooooo freaking good.  The beauty of these babies is you can make ahead and they freeze beautifully if they are placed in layers on freezer papers in freezer zipper bags.

Since I was recently informed those twit waterproofers are planning to tear up my basement the week before the party, I figured it might be a good idea to get these started and freeze them.  Heaven only know how much mess I’ll be dealing with in that basement following the waterproofing.  Flood warning in effect here today. If I’m not God’s little joke, I don’t know who is. . .

Here’s what you do:

1.  Preheat oven to 325.

2.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

3.  Mix 1 14 oz. package of shredded sweetened coconut, 1 cup sliced almonds, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 4 egg whites in a large bowl.

4.  Heap mixture onto cookie sheet.  You might need to smoosh heaps together a little with your clean fingers but don’t mash into solid little hockey pucks.

5.  Bake for about 20-30 minutes.  You might need to rotate cookie sheet to ensure the macaroons are evenly browned.  Allow the cookies to cool completely.  They are pretty fragile hot.

6.  Allow people to think this was really fucking difficult while they praise you for how yummy these babies are.

Thank you once again Real Simple! http:www.realsimple.com

Apologies for the cell phone pics.  It’s early and I’m just trying to get stuff done before Satan’s Lap Hounds get Mac awake with their stupid daily wrestling and barking match.

 

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