Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Shelly's Macaroons

This is my cousin Shelly.

(and her cheeky son :))

Shelly lives in New York and loves her boys, coffee, and chocolate in that order. She is the one who introduced me to Audrey, my dear Swiss friend, and was a constant encouragement during my time over there.  I love Shelly because not only is she always cheerful and kind, she is the only person I know who loves baked goods more than me. So when I found out that I would be seeing her last weekend, I knew I had to make her something.  It wasn't too long before I found the perfect recipe: coconut macaroons.  Simple, classic, and easily transportable for the 7 hour car trip. 

With just 5 ingredients, this was hands down the easiest cookie recipe I have ever made. I was in and out of the kitchen in 40 minutes, including bake time. Amazing! For an extra zing, I drizzled melted dark chocolate on top after they cooled. Delicious.

I would highly recommend using parchment paper to line the cookie sheet. As you may be able to tell in the above photo, I used wax paper and it was impossible to get them to come off cleanly. 
Nothing quite humbles you like watching people awkwardly pick off bits of paper from the bottom of your handiwork before taking a bite.

These were almost as good as seeing Shelly in person after so long. I'm just sorry I didn't stay and chat with you longer! 


  1. I can't believe I actually made it into one of your blog post ..and my very own, to boot. Now I know you love me :) I should point out that you forgot two other VERY important loves. YOU ...and THESE macaroons!! They were amazing. Thank you Ellie. YOU are the best <3. Come see me (us). Or, just perhaps, we will come see you. xo

  2. :) These look lovely. I had to share that my dad makes these cookies, drizzles chocolate on top and sprinkles with toffee bits, AND adds almonds. Honestly the most decadent thing ever. So anyhow, if you wanted to go over the top, you could try that someday... Served warm and cold are delicious. -- PS. Hope you are well!

  3. Am saving this recipe! Yum! (Now would you find a good marzipan one? And let us know? Thanks!) ;)


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