Monday, April 8, 2013

Vanilla Macaroons

Austin is starting this new diet.  His Crossfit gym is kind of hosting it.  This morning he had to go to the gym, be dunked in a tank, get all his measurements taken, and in the next couple of days, he will get his prescribed diet for 30 days.

After he was dunked under with no oxygen, they let him come back up and asked if he had any questions, then they asked him, "do you live with other people - any roommates/family/wife/girlfriend that could help you stick to your diet?"
Do you see the problem?

His answer was, "my girlfriend is actually a foodblogger who writes mostly about baked, no."  The woman's response: "oh."
I'll see if I can help him out and be supportive, just because, but as soon as I need a cookie, I'm going to have a cookie!  I didn't sign up for any diet :)

4 c. sweetened, flaked coconut
1 c. sugar
4 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. coating chocolate

1.  Mix together sugar and coconut until well combined.  Add in egg whites and vanilla and stir by hand until all of the coconut is moistened.

2.  Use an ice cream scoop (or your hands) to shape into small balls.  Place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

3.  Bake at 350˚ for 12-15 minutes.  Cool on wire racks.

4.  In a double boiler, melt the coating chocolate.  Dip macaroons in chocolate and place on parchment paper to set.

*Makes 12 cookies.


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