Please welcome Claudia Vasquez, who is today sharing a beautiful photo tutorial of making the Macaroons from Nourishing Traditions. Thank you, Claudia, for your inspiration and lovely photos!
Inspired by GNOWFGLINS Fundamentals eCourse, I decided to try the Coconut Macaroons recipe from Sally Fallon Morell’s book Nourishing Traditions. I bought all the ingredients at my local health food store, and started preparing them on a snowy winter day in February. Once the cookies went in the oven, the coconut scent filled the whole entire house. All my family members came down to the kitchen, waiting patiently for the timer to go off. Cooling time went by extremely slowly, but the reward was worth waiting for! I hope you try this recipe, and if you and your family are coconut fans, like us, I guarantee this recipe is going to be a keeper!
-8 egg whites
-2 pinches of sea salt
-4 tablespoons of arrowroot
-1 cup organic Grade B Maple syrup
-2 tablespoons organic vanilla extract
-5 1/2 cups organic commercial dried unsweetened coconut meat, finely cut
Preparation: line baking sheets with buttered parchment paper.
Add the two pinches of sea salt…
…to the egg whites…
…and beat until peaks form.
Measure 4 tablespoons of arrowroot…
…add the arrowroot to the white mixture and beat for a few seconds.
Measure two tablespoons of vanilla extract and mix them together with the cup of maple syrup.
Slowly beat in the maple syrup and vanilla, about a minute.
Add two bags of finely cut dried unsweetened coconut.
into the egg white mixture
and fold them with a rubber spatula.
The mixture should look like this.
With a Tablespoon or the smallest ice cream scoop, take small portions of the mixture…
…and line them on the baking sheets. Keep 1/4-inch gap between each portion.
Cookies will expand just a tiny bit while baking.
Bake them in a 300°F oven for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Lower the oven to 200° and bake them for another hour,
or until macaroons are completely dried and crisp.
Let them cool completely before removing from parchment paper. They can be kept in an air tight container, or in the freezer.
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