Tuesday, September 22, 2015

M&M MACAROONS (M&M Cookies for Grown ups and Children's Church) - 52 Snacks for Children's Church

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Another week goes by and once again my wife has volunteered us to contribute to our Church's Children's worship hour.

This week we went for colorful for the kids, they love the little M&Ms.  But if you want to make a more grown up version of this, try using just the mini chocolate chips for a coconutty, chocolaty treat.

And BTW, these are just about the simplest cookie I have ever made.  Just dump all the ingredients together (ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS BTW), just dump and mix and bake.  The cookies stay mostly in the ball shape you arrange them in so no worries about baking.

And my oh ,y were these popular.  Coconut Macaroons (old fashioned, not the French version) are a crowd pleaser that people just don;t see much.

Which is a shame, VERY VERY easy to make, and a delight


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 OK... Here's what I did...

M&M MACAROONS (M&M Cookies for Grown ups and
Children's Church)

  • 1 (14 Oz) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 (14 Oz) Bag Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1 (12 Oz) Bag Mini M&Ms (can substitute Mini Chocolate Chips)
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, prepare cookie baking sheets, lined with parchment paper or Silipat nonstick mat.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the Condensed Milk, Coconut Flakes and Flour.
  3. Add the M&Ms and Continue to fold/mix until evenly distributed.
  4. Form Walnut size balls and drop onto a cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
  5. Bake for 9 minutes until the edges just start to crisp and brown.
  6. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completly.
  7. Serve with a COLD glass of milk or better yet, a mug of Hot Chocolate and ENJOY!


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A list of something NEW worthy of being shown off at a neighborhood BYODish (Bring Your Own Dish) Party, a Family special occasion dinner, Any Big Holiday Gathering or of course that glorious day when you bring a dish to share with your Church family...

Ages ago, literally almost a half century ago I was listening to our pastor talking about a PotLuck Dinner. It happened to be scheduled around a church work day when we were expected to weed, polish and do general cleaning and maintenance around the church (you know, back in the day when there were no no-wax floors and church pews smelled of Old English furniture polish). I am of course paraphrasing, but as I recall the pastor said,

"A potluck, like a church requires work. At a potluck everyone is expected to contribute.. At a church no one should come empty handed and no one should leave unfed".
I will confess that in my youth I brought more store bought plastic spoons and forks than I ever brought covered dishes and crock pots of fresh made love and caring delights. But now that I have become a hobbyist cook, I occasionally am reminded of those days and people from my youth. I reminded and I do wish that I could drop a dish of some new creation on those old tables at my fondly remembered Liberty Baptist Church.  Tables covered with newspapers and loaded with God's bounty prepared with love and caring... Enjoy


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1 comment:

  1. I love the look of these macaroons! You don't see this type around very often these days but they remind me of the ones my mum used to make.