Oh how I loOove macaroons. The coconut kind that is. I’ve never had the french kind. As cute as they are (and they’re damn cute) I’m not a big fan of eggs….Anyway…these guys are so good, and SO easy. They come from Raw Food Real World, and they’re supposed to be raw, but I can’t afford ACTUAL raw (heated under 115 degrees) almonds and I doubt my coconut flakes are raw either. But they’re still on the healthy side (plus!) and they’re delicious (double plus!). These are so good, they’re dangerous, so I halved the recipe and still got a buttload of cookies.
Vanilla or Chocolate Macaroons:
3 cups dried, unsweetened coconut flakes
1 1/2 cups cocoa powder (For vanilla cookies, I left this out and subbed it with almond meal that I get from Trader Joe’s. You could also use the almond meal from making almond milk!)
1 cup maple syrup (I use agave)
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
What they DON’T write in the book, is to stick the dough in the freezer until it gets hard enough to scoop, because I didn’t know to do that, and my cookies were falling apart when I dropped them on the tray. And I was tired, and annoyed, and I had a baby tantrum lol.
I dehydrated mine for 24 hours….but like I said, if you don’t have a dehydrator, or are impatient, you could bake them (probably 350F for like, 10-15 mins), just keep an eye on them that they don’t burn or dry out.
Store them in an airtight container, or else they’ll dry out pretty fast!