This and that: Fill the Cookie Jar ~ Firecracker Macaroons

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fill the Cookie Jar ~ Firecracker Macaroons

The beginning of July is very busy Patriotic Week.  With both Canada Day and Interdependence Day both countries are busy getting ready and celebrating their countries.   This week also is Fill the Cookie Jar time.  I decided to make a cookie that would be good both for countries as my heart lies in both.of them.

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.

Baker's Note:  
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.

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  1. My husband loves hot tamales and skittles so he'd enjoy these. Great way to incorporate both countries in your cookies. You are always so creative. See ya next month!
    Spatulas On Parade

  2. I love this very creative!

  3. Mmmmmmmmm yummy food! In case I don't get to come around tomorrow, Happy 4th!

  4. These look so delicious! I love the combination of hot tamales and skittles! What a great idea to combine the two of them! I have some Hot Tamales in the pantry and have been wondering what to do with them. Now I know. Thank you so much for sharing these cookies at the #FillTheCookieJar Facebook group.

  5. These are super cute Marlys! I love that you added a little heat to them!

  6. Marlys, I love your inspiration for the cookies! They are are perfect patriotic cookie, and I really love the name :) Have a happy 4th!

  7. Those look yummy! My husband loves macaroons but I haven't yet attempted to make them myself.

  8. Love the Firecracker Macaroons Marlys. I will make these for grampy, he love spicy. You did a great job creating a Patriotic cookie.

  9. Happy 4th of July! Those cookies look delicious and so festive! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I was just thinking about macaroons today. I love the idea of the candies, especially the hot tamales. #fillthecookiejar

  11. Very creative, love that you used skittles in there, yum!


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