Berry Balls

Berry Balls

Kids love these cookies because the batter turns bright blue. I've tried raspberries instead of blueberries, but they produce a tarter cookie that people don't like as much. Other information: I get 2 lb bags of unsweetened coconut at the local Indian grocery store for much less.

3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1 16 oz bag of unsweetened frozen blueberries
2 egg whites [not whipped, separated over the mixing bowl]
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

In a small saucepan thaw the frozen blueberries and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir constantly until the liquid reduces by a quarter and is fairly thick but not syrupy. In a medium mixing bowl pour the coconut and berries together. Add vanilla and almond extracts and stir to combine well. Then add egg whites and stir to combine. Place tablespoon amounts on well greased cookie sheets and bake until dry and slightly brown on top, about 10-15 minutes.

By Katy. Posted to the PaleoRecipe Mailing List, March 2001