Converted Macaroons

I love macaroons. The ones with cream cheese and eggs along with the coconut that we make at Christmas are very yummy. Make that deadly. Yeah. Who knew eggs were such a problem.

So, after dinner today I decided to convert the basic macaroon recipe in the basic all purpose recipe book that’s been in my kitchen for 25 years. Old faithful. It’s red.

Anyway.

So, converting the eggs to flax meal whipped with hot water. VIOLA! cookies!

I even dipped them in chocolate, safe kosher choc. chips melted a bit.

and it WORKED! I think I even like them better.

1 1/2 T ground flax meal

3 T HOT water

let that all gel for a minute, and then whip it with the handy kitchenaid stick blender until creamy and frothy.

Add:

1/2 tsp vanilla

2/3 C sugar- a little at a time

Again, blend until you get fussed at that the blender is making too much noise.

Add 1 1/3 C coconut flakes (unsweetened)

I wasn’t impressed with the dryness of the mix at this point so I added about a Tablespoon of orange juice to make it hold together.

Baked at 350 for 12 minutes, on parchment paper. Cool completely and dip in melted chocolate. Let them again completely cool on the parchment paper so that the chocolate sets up properly.

Yummy.

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