Monday, October 13, 2008

Darn Good Thumbprint Cookies

This falls into the "I just can't do the same thing as everyone else" category!

Mix together:
  • 2/3 c butter (margarine? really -- why bother making cookies to use margarine -- if you are going to blow the diet, use the good stuff!)
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
Chill for 1/2 hour or so. This does two things 1) makes it easier to roll the dough and 2) the coconut flour needs a little time to soften. (Bob's Red Mill makes coconut flour.)

Finely smash/chop a cup or two of macadamia nuts.

Make the dough into 1 inch balls. Dip the dough balls as follows:
  • 2 lightly beaten egg whites
  • 1 cup of smashed/chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup fine coconut -- not the huge candy pieces -- use really finely shredded macaroon coconut (Bob's Red Mill again for me.)
Place the cookies on the cookie sheets (we can't do this without referring to a certain SNL skit w/ the crazy Alec Baldwin) and make a thumbprint in each one.

Bake at 350 for 10 - 12 minutes. While the cookies are cooling, spoon a bit of jam into each one. They are really good w/ sunshine marmalade or the "Oops I screwed up Carrot Cake Jam" because they both have extra pineapple.

Makes 42 cookies, which is enough to share with two families and still get to eat one after DH snarfs what's left! I was going to post a photo, but someone ate the samples!

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