8.31.2012

Foodie Pen Pal- Macaroons

When you see that package sitting at your front door, your heart skips a beat. You get pumped up that somebody cares enough to send you a gift. This particular gift is special though, because it comes from someone that I have never met. This someone is named Megan and we got linked up with me through the Foodie Pen Pal program.

Part of the fun for Belle was smelling all of the goodies!
Megan and her pups!
In the program you get a new Foodie Pen Pal each month. So you get new treats from somewhere across the U.S. and you get to send a package of treats from your hometown to somewhere else every month. It is so much fun! If you want to register click here.

My favorite thing that she sent was her homemade macaroons! They were so so so good, I had two just standing and looking at the rest of the stuff in my box and didn't notice! So I emailed Megan that I got her package and told her how much I loved her macaroons, so she gave me the recipe with a sweet note included!

"Those macaroons are so easy to make and a personal favorite so I am glad you are enjoying them! I experimented with some chocolate chips this time but have always wanted to mix it up with maybe some dried cranberries or nuts; maybe you can try something new in your first batch! Below I will provide the recipe- happy baking!"- Megan



Megan's Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients:
4 medium egg whites (1/2 cup)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar (added at a different time than the sugar above)
2 1/2 cup sweetened coconut

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Beat egg whites until stiff but not

dry, gradually adding 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla. In a separate bowl,
whisk together flour, salt and 1 cup sugar. Add coconut and mix until
well combined. Fold gently into the beat egg whites, a little at a
time, until all of the flour/sugar mixture is incorporated. Place
batter in rounded teaspoonfuls onto a parchment or silicone lined
baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until tops
are golden. Remove from oven and cool for 2 minutes, then carefully
remove macaroons using a thin spatula.

I enjoyed the Foodie Pen Pals so much and I can't wait to see what this upcoming month holds!






3 comments:

  1. Okay, that is one of the coolest things EVER.

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  2. AH! i loved foodie pen pals when i did it! how amazing to get a package full of snacks. seriously a dream come true.

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  3. YUMMMY!!!! I want to try to make these.

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