Sometimes I get random cravings.
This time, coconut was my victim.
Poor coconut. It already has identity issues. Is it a nut or a fruit? And what is it's real use? Bikinis? As a bowl? Is it a drink...and if it is, is it juice or milk? Or oil? Or food? Fuel? Who knows.
Coconut really isn't one of my favorite flavors, but for some reason, I had to have some. Fast. I didn't even look up a recipe. I just grabbed the coconut bag and looked at the back, knowing one of the recipes would suffice. I'm glad I did that because usually I don't like "bag recipes", but this one is worth trying. They're done in about 20 minutes. Super fast!!
Mix the ingredients.
Before the oven.
After the oven.
- 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/2 cups grated coconut
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg white
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
- 3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Stir together egg white, sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and a pinch of salt until combined, then stir in coconut. Drop dough by tablespoons onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake until tops are pale golden in spots, 10 to 15 minutes, then carefully lift cookies from baking sheet and transfer to a rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes.
*Optional: Dip in melted chocolate chips.