Is anyone there? Heellllooo? Anyone? Is this thing on?
Well, I’ve been in a cloud of visitors over the past few weeks and am finally pulling myself out of it. And although it we’ve had a lot of fun, I would be lying if I didn’t admit that we’re only slightly thrilled to have our apartment all to ourselves again. To celebrate the occasion Chase and I have taken a sabbatical from doing the dishes, making the beds and really just any cleaning in general. We’ve spent the last few days watching too much TV while wearing too little clothing. I’m eating as much ice cream as I want without caring what anyone thinks, and without worrying about whether I’m possibly spoiling my dinner.
I’m also getting back in the kitchen. But, I feel like it’s something I need to ease back into, and these cookies were the perfect snack to make during a lazy afternoon. They’re easy, delicious and refreshing on a warm day. Especially a warm day that’s spent in solitude on the couch, watching stupid TV wearing only underwear. Just some food for thought. xoxoxo
Makes 1 dozen cookies
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup sweetened coconut
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F with the oven rack in the middle position.
In medium bowl, whisk the egg white for about 30 seconds just to lighten it up a bit. Whisk in the sugar, lemon zest, and almond extract. Stir in the coconut until everything is combined.
Using your fingers, form the mixture into little balls and place them on a baking sheet. (I kept a small dish of water nearby to dip my fingers in order to keep the mixture from sticking) You can make these as large or small as you prefer, I used roughly 2 tablespoons for each macaroon.
Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes, or until the bottoms and edges of the cookies are starting to brown. Allow to cool completely and then remove from the pan.