Coconut Macaroon Cookies (Gift Mix in a Jar)

Recipe by Mom2Rose
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 18
YIELD: 36 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • JAR Ingredients
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 14
    cup flour, plus
  • 2
    tablespoons flour
  • 23
    cup sugar
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (to be added by the recipient)
  • 4
    egg whites
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
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DIRECTIONS

  • Creating the Gift in a Jar:
  • Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
  • Layer the ingredients in the jar as listed above starting with the salt, flour, sugar and then the flaked coconut - make sure to press firmly with a flat bottomed object after each addition; make the layers as level as possible.
  • Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
  • COCONUT MACAROON COOKIES GIFT TAG:
  • Additional ingredients to be added by the recipient: 4 egg whites and 1 tsp almond extract.
  • COOKIE INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Preheat oven to 325; grease and flour a baking sheet.
  • Place the contents of the jar into a large bowl, and stir in the egg whites and almond extract until well blended.
  • Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until the edges are light brown in color.
  • Immediately transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1week.
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