Chocolate Dipped Macaroons

Last week was the first week in the history of my blog that I only posted one recipe. Yikes! Just shows how crazy my life has been. I spent a lot of time helping with the Book Fair at my sons’ school, and managed to pick up a head cold. Not only did I not have time for blogging, I didn’t have much time for cooking. We ate a lot of sandwiches last week! My boys are really looking forward to Thanksgiving. Ah, real food at last. ;)This recipe has been in my file for a few months. I tried some chocolate dipped macaroons at a wedding and I loved them. I had never made macaroons before because I didn’t think my boys would like them. If they didn’t eat them, then I would be forced to eat the entire batch. Good for the taste buds, not good for my hips. Anyway, after trying them dipped in chocolate, I knew I had to re-create them at home.

I found a recipe that called for sweetened condensed milk and figured it had to be good, ‘cuz I love that stuff. I was right. These were darn yummy. Not as pretty as the ones at the wedding, but they sure were delicious. And unfortunately, um, I mean fortunately, all four of my boys loved them. There were no leftovers. Not a crumb.
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Chocolate Dipped Macaroons

2/3 cup flour
5 1/2 cups coconut
1/4 tsp salt
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp vanilla
For dipping:
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp shortening or vegetable oil
Combine all ingredients till well blended. Drop by spoonfuls on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Cool completely. Melt chocolate and oil in a small glass bowl in the microwave at half power. Dip macaroons into chocolate and place on waxed paper till set.
I realize that these cookies have nothing whatsoever to do with Thanksgiving. Which is in three days. Since we are kind of in survival mode at my house, I don’t have time to whip up Thanksgiving dishes ahead of time just so I can share them. Heck, I’ll be lucky if I can just get my assignments done this Thanksgiving. Luckily we are eating at my mom’s house, so I don’t have to worry about the turkey.
For some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes from last year, check these out:

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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