When I was just a tiny little girl, my father affectionately called me the Cookie Dough Kid. By the time I was four or five, he had given up on all nicknames, but in a way, that monicker has defined who I am to this day. I adore cookies. I actually enjoy making them more than eating them, if that’s possible. My mother was more of a pie person. If she had to chose any dessert she least liked making, I would wager on it being cookies. I think the standing by the oven, waiting to take out each batch was boring. My mom is a nonstop worker. She likes to get things done and go on to the next task. Cookies make you pause each time the buzzer goes off, take out the pan, put in the next pan. So not her style. As a result, there were a lot of cookies that I didn’t get at home. Mostly, she made chocolate chip, cut outs (at Christmas only) and about three other kinds. None of them were coconut macaroons. Oh how I love soft baked coconut cookies like these. And they are gluten free, too.
It’s day two of Cookie Week. Here is the list of today’s participants:
- Coconut Macaroons by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- Ginger Crinkle Cookies by Love and Confections
- Loaded Oatmeal Coconut Cookies by The Cooking Actress
- Peppermint Thumbprints by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
- Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cookies by Beyond Frosting
- Stuffed Chocolate Chip Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Cookies by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Sugar Cookie Bars with Vanilla Bean Buttercream by i heart eating
- Toffee Almond Snowball Cookies by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
And if you didn’t get a chance to enter the giveaway, please head over here after you pin, print or read the recipe.
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 14 oz bag shredded coconut
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- Combine the milk8, vanilla,salt and the coconut in a bowl.
- Scoop out tablespoon sized gobs of dough and place them on a parchment, silpat, or silicone lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
- Remove IMMEDIATELY from pan because as they cool, they will stick...badly.
- Let cool on a wire rack.