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Recipe:Egg-Free Macaroons
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Egg-Free Macaroons
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3 and 1/4 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut
1 and 1/2 cups walnuts
1 cup sliced almonds
2 tsp. arrowroot flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2-4 Tbs. macadamia nut butter (you can use 2 Tbs. coconut oil instead if you
don't have this, or try almond butter.)
2/3 cup pure maple syrup OR honey
optional: 2 Tbs. glutenfree vanilla extract (I didn't use this)

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spread 2 and 1/2 cups coconut, and the walnuts onto
separate baking sheets. Bake coconut until lightly toasted, stirring
occasionally, about 5-7 minutes. Bake walnuts until lightly toasted, about 8
minutes. Set aside toasted coconut and walnuts; keep separate.
2. Place remaining 3/4 cup raw coconut in shallow bowl; set aside. Line two
baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
3. Put sliced almonds, salt, and arrowroot in a large bowl. Put walnuts in
food processor and process to a paste. Add macadamia butter and maple syrup
and process until blended smooth. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and
mix well.
4. Roll 1/8 cup dough into balls, then roll each ball in the raw coconut.
Place on prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake until bottoms
are lightly browned, about 15 minutes. (Don't overcook, macaroons should be
moist and chewy. Watch them during the last few minutes; they burn
quickly.) Transfer to wire racks to cool.

When baking these with kids, let them sprinkle the coconut on the rolled
dough. Call it a "snowball". This is a nice holiday treat for kids on
gf/cf/egg free diets! (and the rest of us too!)
I think these should freeze well and make great gifts. They are also a lot
easier to get right than the whipped egg white macaroons.
Modified from a Vegetarian Times recipe.

By Stacie Tolen. Posted to the PaleoRecipe Mailing List, Dec. 2000