Posted by: marthabernie | October 27, 2013

SUGAR DUSTED MACAROON TREES – Gluten Free

I went through a bunch of gluten free recipes I had been savings for years just before I left on vacation in September, and this was among them. Macaroons are usually gluten free, but this are shaped like little trees to make them fun to make and eat!

SUGAR DUSTED MACAROON TREES
2-1/2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt
confectioners sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thoroughly combine coconut, sugar, egg whites, vanilla and salt in a large bowl using a wooden spoon. Form 2 tablespoons of the mixture at a time into 2 inch tall trees (cone shaped) with your hands, using your fingertips to make pointed tops. Transfer each tree to a parchment lined baking sheet, spacing them one inch apart. Bake until edges are golden and trees are firm, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet on a wire rack at least 15 minutes. Cookies can be made up to one day ahead; dust with confectioners sugar just before serving.


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