Thursday, May 31, 2007

Coconut-Lime Macaroons

This is one of four cookies that I made for my Hotpot dinner with the family of my beautiful Thai girlfriend. My intent was to find some combinations that speak Thai, but are Western cookies (of course, later, I was told that this particular combination, lime and coconut, would not really occur). I found this recipe somewhere on the 'Net, I would say that the 1/4 cup of lime juice, the juice of about 2 to 2-1/2 limes, is far too much, most of it remained in the mixing bowl. The macaroons did taste quite good, the lime combines very well with the coconut. Too, they are very easy to make.

Coconut-Lime Macaroons
3 egg whites
2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
zest of 1 lime

Preheat oven to 180C/350F.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients thoroughly. Form into small balls and place 1/2 inch apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.

Cool on wire racks.

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