Christmas Macaroon Mix

Flaky coconut and candied cherries add unique flavor to these delicious cookies. Layer the ingredients in a jar to give as a holiday present.

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Yields:
1 jar (enough for 30 cookies)
Start to Finish:
15 mins
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Christmas Macaroon Mix

Ingredients
1
7 ounce package flaked coconut (2 2/3 cups)
2/3
cup sugar
1/2
cup chopped almonds, toasted
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup chopped candied red and/or green cherries
2
tablespoons finely chopped candied orange peel

Directions

  1. In a quart jar, layer the coconut, sugar, almonds, flour, salt, candied cherries, and candied orange peel. Fasten lid; attach directions for making macaroons to jar.

From the Test Kitchen

To Make Macaroons:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil. Grease foil, if using. In a bowl stir together the contents of the jar. Add 3 lightly beaten egg whites, stirring well to combine. Drop mixture by teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until cookies are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack; cool. Makes 30 cookies.

To Store:

Store mix in jar in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

(Christmas Macaroon Mix)
    Per serving:
  • 83 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 57 mg sodium,
  • 9 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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