Simple Macaroons; Janet’s Appalachian Kitchen

My Grandsons were visiting from Florida over Thanksgiving and they love to cook with me just like I loved cooking with my Grandmothers as a child. Their little hands were all sticky helping to scoop the batter out onto the trays. This recipe is just as simple as it can be and makes enough to feed a crowd. We liked the addition of the chocolate and peanut butter chips, it kind of reminds you of a Mounds candy bar when you bite into them.

During this time of year when we are celebrating Christmas with family and friends, I always make a point to have something sweet sitting around for when they pop in for a visit. Growing up it didn’t matter whose house we stopped in to visit they would always have some sort of cake, pie or cookie to offer as a treat. Mama made all sorts of candies and different treats during Christmas time, some she would take some to church or work functions, others just for whoever might pop in that day. My brother and I were ready and waiting when she would finish up her holiday treats…we made very good taste testers.

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Simple Macaroons (approx. 4 dozen)

14 oz. (about 5 C.) shredded coconut

14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 C. all purpose flour

1/2 C. peanut butter chips

1/2 C. semi sweet chocolate chips

In a bowl, combine the coconut, condensed milk and flour till well combined. Stir in the chips and combine well. Drop by tablespoon fulls onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
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