I end up with a lot of egg whites almost every time I make ice cream. My dearly beloved loves ice cream, so I make a lot of ice cream. I'm guessing you see a pattern here....
So, last night I didn't feel like making a fancy dessert. That wasn't helped any by the fact that some idiot ran my house out of confectioner's sugar. I don't know who the idiot was, but I suspect I'll find her in a mirror at some point. Anyway, I decided some variation on macaroons would be in order. Bear in mind that my house is filled with people who profess to hate coconut, so this had to be a sneaky attack. And, given that I ate two last night, and my dearly beloved ate the last 5 this morning before his coffee had even finished brewing, I'm guessing that these were a success.
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp almond extract
Beat the egg whites until stiff, then beat in the extract and sugar. Beat until they stand in hard peaks. With a rubber spatula, gently fold in the walnuts and (optional) coconut. Bake at 325F for about 17 minutes, until light gold. Makes about 30.
Look at this little beauty! Aren't you hungry? I am.
Paula, these are safe for your baby. For the rest of us, they're (sorta) low calorie and (sorta) healthy! Enjoy your weekends, everyone!