Mom’s Coconut Macaroons

My daughter Maya learned this recipe from my Mom and it’s really her recipe, too. Maya used to bake a lot with my Mom and has become a pretty amazing baker.

1/2 cup egg whites
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups moist, shredded coconut

Beat whites until very stiff, gradually beating in the sugar, salt and vanilla. Blend in coconut gently, and drop the batter by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, or a clean paper grocery bag cut to fit.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Yum!

Snickerdoodles

From the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook  Рgo Betty!  Snickerdoodles remain my very favorite cookie.

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs

Blend very thoroughly.

2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Blend and stir into butter mixture until smooth.

Roll into small balls and tumble in a mix of:

2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Place about 2″ apart and bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes. Be careful not to burn your mouth when you devour them the moment they leave the oven.