Friday, 23 December 2011

Organic Recipe: Chocolate Macaroons/Boiled Chocolate Cookies

Technically this recipe can be made organically or non organically; it really is up to you. (Though I'm an advocate for the organic variety of course.) When I call a recipe organic it basically means that everything in it can be organic, and if I'm making it, the ingredients are probably also pretty easy to find. You won't find ingredients like -- "1 can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup"! (Not that mushrooms would ever find their way into my cookies....)

Some people call these cookies Chocolate Macaroons, others refer to them as Boiled Cookies... Whatever you call them, they are delicious. My family has been making them for as long as I can remember, and darnit if they aren't just MMmmm.

Chocolate Macaroons: 

2 cups of organic white sugar
1/2 cup organic milk
1/2 cup organic cocoa powder
1/2 cup organic butter
1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract (you could also use vanilla powder)

Combine these ingredients in a large pot, place on medium heat and melt. Once the mixture has begun to bubble, stir continuously, (think witches-cauldron-type bubbling), wait ten minutes before adding the following ingredients:

1 cup of organic shredded coconut
2 cups of organic oats

Once you have it all stirred in, remove from heat.

Place spoon size globs of the mixture on a waxpaper covered cookie sheet... The blogs can be as big or as little as you want them to be. I make them big when just for a few people and small when I'm feeding the masses.

Place the glob covered sheets in the fridge until cool; once cool carefully remove them from the wax paper and store. They last longer when kept refrigerated, and can easily be frozen for future munching. (They are just as good after being frozen!) 

This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.

The macaroons should be relatively dry once cooled and will crumble when you chew them. If you don't boil them long enough they will end up rather sticky; the shticking to teh woof of your mouf like peanut budder... kind of sticky.

Enjoy and Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas!!

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1 comment:

  1. I have been making these for 40 years.....easy and delish!

    Merry Christmas to all! I love you World...Peace and Love for this coming Season and New Year. Hugs