Coconut-Almond Thumbprint Macaroons Recipe

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Before I became a food blogger, the term “macaroons” meant only one thing:  craggy little balls of toasted coconut surrounding a sweet and chewy center.   And, while I’ve since become quite familiar with the delicate and ethereal French macarons that seem to be spun from almonds and air, I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for the former.   They’re what I grew up on, and evoke fond memories of years gone by.   To this day, if I close my eyes as I bite into a coconut macaroon, I’m five years-old again – holding my daddy’s hand as we stroll down Morris Park on a Sunday morning, toting our white bakery bag filled with goodies.   Good times…     

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Coconut macaroons remind me of springtime. Their popularity seems to swell around Passover and Eastertime, both of which occur in the Spring.   Plus, they look like little bird’s nests – especially when made as thumbprints filled with tiny dollops of jam.   And, they’re so simple to make – much easier than their finicky French cousins.   read more >>

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