Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DIPPED MACAROONS

Dipped Macaroon Mountains for Mom
While making our Mother's Day, dipped necklaces, these came to mind like a sugar plum vision. Simple, white-chocolate, topped, macaroons are quick to whip up --- even with mini assistance; cardamon adds a more sophisticated touch. I can vouch for these: a combination this Mother loves!

INGREDIENTS:
1 teaspoon of freshly ground cardamom pods
1 cup unsweetened dried coconut
1/2 cup (or less) unrefined organic sugar
2 egg whites Canola oil (or vegetable) for greasing the pan
White chocolate
Gold Sprinkles

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a large baking sheet with a little oil.
2. Mix together the dried coconut, cardamom, and the sugar, then lightly whisk in the egg whites.
3. Form the mixture into pyramid shapes by taking a teaspoonful and rolling it first into a ball. Flatten the base and press the top into a point. Arrange the pyramids on the baking sheet, leaving a space between them.
4. Bake for 12-15 minutes on a low rack. The tips should begin to turn golden and the pyramids should be just firm, but still soft inside.Watch carefully so that these don't become too brown.
5. Slide a spatula carefully under the coconut pyramids to loosen them, and let cool before removing from the baking sheet.
Once cooled, melt white chocolate and tip the tops of these pyramid; cover with golden sprinkles.

I found the cardamon inspiration here

SOMETHING YOU MIGHT LIKE:
BUNNY BREAKFAST
BON FIRE CUPCAKES
GINGER COOKIES
COCONUT


(PS: A special thanks to Design Mom, for featuring the Personalized Dipped Necklaces.)

4 comments:

  1. This is the perfect thing for me to make my Mother. She wants and needs nothing, loves macaroons and hates to bake! I'm on it - thanks :)

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  2. YUM YUM!!! Thank you!

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  3. Mmmmmm. Love this idea! I pinned your campfire cupcakes on Pinterest and they went nuts. I hope I sent some good traffic your way! Best wishes from the US.

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    1. Melissa, I'm always happy when you stop by.

      We make these at Christmas -- I love the shape and have visions of dipped items in my mind with the Mother's Day project. I hadn't added cardamom
      before and love them with this twist.

      Thank you for the Pinterest. Could you find me at willow day on Pinterest? Super news!

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Thank you!