Peanut Butter Macaroons

Hi, I’m Christy, The Girl Who Ate Everything, and I’m excited to be guest posting today. I wanted to share a recipe with you while Kristy’s busy unpacking….and growing a human.
Kristy is my sister-in-law so I can tell you everything you need to know about her. Like that her husband called her the Peanut Butter Princess when they were dating. She has definitely lived up to the name which is why I love her so much.  Now we’ve all had macaroons but I wanted to try making peanut butter macaroons for the Peanut Butter Princess. While we were in Hawaii we bought jars of coconut peanut butter so ever since then I’ve been wanting to combine the two flavors. These are so easy and turned out phenomenal.
Peanut Butter Macaroons | The Girl Who Ate Everything

Peanut Butter Macaroons | The Girl Who Ate EverythingStart by adding some sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, and vanilla to coconut mixture. You could definitely try using half almond and half vanilla extract.

Peanut Butter Macaroons | The Girl Who Ate EverythingMix it all together; the easiest way is to use your hands.
Peanut Butter Macaroons | The Girl Who Ate EverythingUse a cookie scooper to scoop golf sized balls of the mixture onto your parchment lined cookie sheets. This is a good size because the outside gets crispy and toasted while the inside is still soft.

Peanut Butter Macaroons | The Girl Who Ate Everything

Now these are perfectly good all by themselves. Chewy, peanut butter-y, perfect.

But I can hear it already, “Christy! What these really need is chocolate on top.”Peanut Butter Macaroons | The Girl Who Ate Everything

So if you want, feel free to add a little drizzle of chocolate on top.

Peanut Butter Macaroons
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Ingredients
  1. 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 5 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  5. 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla (or 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp almond)
!Drizzle
  1. 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  2. 1/2 teaspoon shortening
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. This is a must!
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, coconut and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Pour mixture over coconut and use your hands to combine.
  3. Use a cookie scooper to scoop balls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about golf ball size.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until coconut is toasted.
  5. For the drizzle: In a small microwave safe bowl add the chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave in 30 second increments until melted, stirring in between. Using a fork, drizzle the macaroons with the chocolate. Let chocolate set or speed it up by placing in the fridge for a couple of minutes.
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 Thanks Christy for sharing these today! I love having another peanut butter (and food) lover in the family, we were just destined to be sister-in-laws! 

Comments

  1. says

    I think I would do one of those 80’s workout dvds just to be able to eat a few of these scrumptious looking macaroons guilt-free. I take that back, wouldn’t feel too guilty. Chocolate drizzled on top, yes please!!

  2. Gaylinski says

    OMG! These sound sooooo good. And I just happen to have all the ingredients on hand. So guess what I’ll be doing.

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