Monday, February 11, 2013

Coconut cookies - 3 ingredients (gluten free)


I know...

Don't these look awesome?  They are so easy to make, I kid  you not.  I mean 3 ingredients, literally!  They don't have flour, score!  So they are gluten free.  Just grab a medium bowl, forget the mixer.

My friend Katerina from Culinary Flavors made these a few weeks ago and posted about them.  Well, I have to tell you, I made them the day her post came out.  No I'm not joking.  They are so moist and just amazingly delectable.  Katerina's recipe and post can be found here:  Culinary Flavors

Katerina's cookies look much different than mine you will notice.  That is because she lives in the country of Greece and unbeknownst to either of us, the coconut is varied.  Who knew?  I mean the last time I was in Greece, I was just eating and stuff, you know...
This is what Katerina's cookies look like.



Notice the difference in texture?  We actually laughed when we noticed the difference in coconut.  Next time I make them, and trust me, there will be a next time, I will simply whiz the coconut into a finer texture in the food processor.

The entire recipe and step by step can be found on Katerina's blog, however, for simplicity sake I will reinstate the ingredients here as well. 

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 18-20 minutes
Yield: 12 medium cookies


Ingredients:
2 large egg whites
7 tbsp confectioner's sugar
12 tbsp coconut (well heaped) *might need an additional tbsp*

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 325F.

-In a medium bowl add your egg whites.

-Add half of your sugar and 4 tbsp of coconut and mix.

-Add the other half of your sugar and 4 more tbsp of coconut and mix again.

-Add the remaining coconut.  

-Touch mixture, is it sticky?  Can you work with and shape it into small size balls, about the size of an apricot?  If the mixture is too sticky and you cannot work with it, add the reserved tbsp. 

-Using a parchment lined cookie sheet, place your coconut cookies.

-Bake for 18-20 minutes till nice golden.

-You can add a smidgen jams/chocolates etc., in the middle if you like.  Just poke a small hole in the center and fill with jam, chocolate chips, or do as I did... use both!



The cookies at the back have blackberry jam as centers.  The ones in the middle are plain, and the ones right up front have mini chocolate chips in the center.
I know!!

Thank you so much Katerina for an amazingly easy but absolutely delicious recipe!! ♥

Till next time!
Dishin with Didi




















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5 comments :

  1. Yummy... I love macaroons!! They're one of my all time favorites..

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    1. Mine too Kimmie, that's why I had, I say I HAD to make them that day I say!! ;-)

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  2. Didi dear thanks so much my friend! They look delicious! I am going to make a note in my blog and put a link to yours for these cookies! Have a beautiful day!

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  3. I've also shared it on fb! Check it out!

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  4. Didi- they look so good, you know I'll be making these. All I can say is you're one busy lady, and we so appreciate you. You're the best and a great inspiration! xxoo

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