Every year, my mom gives a big box of cookies to all of her friends, neighbors and clients. I know because I spend the better half of a weekend curling ribbons for all of the packages. This year I'm helping her branch out of her comfort zone and have come up with a few fun ideas for her neighbors. She can present them with a cute set of holiday spatulas or she can update her tradition with a box of French-Style Macaroons. Either gift will definitely be well received. If you're looking for something for your neighbors, scroll through the list below.
Ever since Fab's party on Saturday night, I can't stop thinking about French macaroons! They are the perfect dessert because —like cupcakes — they come in a ton of different flavors. They are also small, incredibly cute, and colorful. I've added French macaroons to my list of cookies to bake for the holidays, but instead of doing the classic almond variety, I'm planning on making these peanut-chocolate macaroons. To get the recipe for this scrumptiously, pretty cookie, read more
Although the majority of you prefer coconut macaroons to the classic French sandwich cookie, I love the French version. When I eat a French macaroon, I am instantly transported to the glorious streets of Paris. I enjoy how the cookies have a crisp, dry outside and soft, chewy inside.
In this recipe, the sweet filling is a chocolate whipped cream. These take time to make, but the final product is divinely worth it. They're great with an afternoon coffee or glass of bubbly, so get the recipe now, just read more
Ever since I threw together the simple coconut macaroon and creme brulee ice cream sandwiches, I've been craving macaroons like a mad woman. With their crisp coconut outsides, and chewy soft centers, macaroons are my new favorite cookie. I've experimented with the original version, and now I want to give their chocolate covered cousin a taste.
Not only are these cookies a wonderful accompaniment to a mug of afternoon coffee, but they make cute Halloween gifts when packaged in clear plastic baggies and tied with bright orange ribbon. For the recipe please read more
I was checking out the recipes over on TeamSugar and came across these Black-Bottom Coconut Bars that haute77 shared with everyone. I think they look like a wonderful cross between brownies and coconut macaroons. The recipe is lifted from Martha's Everyday Food, so you know it's going to be well tested and easy to put together. I can't wait to try it out, if you'd like to join me, check out the recipe, read more
No meal is complete without dessert, right? And just because flour, baking soda, and the like is not allowed as an ingredient in the Passover meal, doesn't mean you can't make a divine dessert spread. Macaroons are one of the most popular Passover treats today and I like to offer guests a choice of either almond (it's FitSugar's recipe!) or fudgy coconut. Normally a breakfast treat, matzo brei a cinnamon and sugary like pancake, will round out the dessert menu. For the macaroon recipes and DearSugar's favorite part of the Passover, matzo brei, read more