Valentines Day is a wonderful reminder to pause and spend the day with the ones we love. Relaxing, playing, or one of my favorite pass times, a day in the kitchen with friends and family.
This Valentine's day I have the pleasure of spending it with those I truly admire; colleagues, friends and my brother. The anticipation sparked a friendly reminder of one of their favorite cookies, red thumbprint cookies, or at least that is what I called them growing up, and macaroons. So I mixed them. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 SM Jar Cherry Preserves
1 SM Banana
1/2 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tsp Almond Extract
2 Duck Egg whites (or chicken eggs)
1 1/2 Tsp Salt
2 Cups Shredded Coconut
1/2 Cup Shredded Oats
1/4 Cup of Slivered Almonds Optional
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Add all wet ingredients to a large bowl. Stir until smooth. Then add the dry ingredients. Stir. Now you are ready to roll and make your thumb imprint. Note: I used an over ripe banana. It created a darker batter.
Grab a pan and parchment paper. Place the sheet of parchment paper on the pan (oil works as well). Scoop about a tablespoon of dough into your hand and roll into a ball. Place on pan.
Then make a gentle thumbprint in the middle of the cookie. Repeat until all the dough is used. Lastly, add a teaspoon of preserves to the dip in the middle. Bake for 12-15 minutes and enjoy!