Fill the Cookie Jar ~ Firecracker Macaroons
Why did I pick Macaroons and Firecrackers for a patriotic cookie? Macaroons are made in many different countries and are slightly different depending on what country you are from... Patriotic! United States and Canada both are made up of many different cultures ~ a melting pot! Patriotic! Fireworks are part of most countries celebrations... Patriotic!
I couldn't use firecrackers in my cookies and didn't have any firecracker shapes.. So I used the next best thing or at least what I thought so.. Hot Tamales. A hot and spicy firecracker in your mouth. Red and White for Canada and then Red, White and Blue - (blue skittles) for United States... Patriotic! The country that I was born in and the country that I am part of now...
Ingredients: Printable Recipe
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup Zulka Morena Pure Sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped Hot Tamales
Blue Skittles - I used only a few
In mixing bowl, beat egg whites, sugar, vanilla and salt until completely mixed and mixture is frothy.
Add coconut and combine well.
Add Hot Tamales and Blue Skittles.
Drop macaroons onto cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degree for 15-20 minutes until tops of macaroon are golden brown.
Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to baking rack to complete cool.
Store in air tight container for 1 week.
When I removed the cookies they stuck to the cookie sheet as the candies melted. They still were very good but didn't stay together as well as I wanted to.
This recipe is only 1/2 the recipe and made 8 big cookies.
Last month I made Thimble Cookies.
Fill the Cookie Jar is a Facebook group lead by Cynthia of Feeding Big. Each month we are given a theme and then we make cookies with this theme. On the first Thursday of the month we then post our cookies. You do not have to post each month, you can pick and choice which months you would like to do this. I love that part of this group. If you would like to join our wonderful group, click on the button below and fill out the form.