I will start this post off by saying a huge thank you to all those who sent positive thoughts to me the past few weeks while we lived without power.
We are officially back in business after 2 very long weeks without…
My thoughts still go out to those who are living without power and homes due to the horrible devastation that was Hurricane Sandy. I encourage everyone to donate, even if it’s just a few dollars to the relief efforts for those who are now homeless and suffering.
When the power finally came back on late afternoon last Friday I had never been so excited to run a load of laundry…or wash a load of dishes.
That excitement lasted about 37 minutes.
Apparently it wasn’t DOING the laundry that I missed, it was the ABILITY to do the laundry.
And although I complained every minute of every day without power, or running water or internet, there are many who are far worse off than I.
I’m a bit of a princess.
Working on it…kinda-sorta.
So as my inaugural post-power treat I decided to get serious…Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons.
And I’m running a fun giveaway HERE (only one day left to enter) to win all the essentials to get your cookie party started.
But back to these cookies.
They are sweet, salty, chewy, coconutty….
Pretty much everything a cookie should be.
I mean, if you like coconut.
Just mix some sweetened condensed milk together with some flour and caramel sauce…
You’ll want to add a bit of sea salt in there too.
I used flaked sea salt, but you don’t have to…
Then dump in a whole lotta coconut.
And give it a sweetened condensed milk/caramel bath…
Drop your yummy batter on a lined baking sheet…
This is how they will look after they’ve baked.
SO they are pretty awesome, as-is, yes?
But I mean, what would happen if we dipped them in chocolate?
Then maybe, I mean…maybe…we could add some more caramel?
I used those little chick pea looking Caramel Bits. I just melted them up with a little water…
And then maybe I sprinkled on a little more sea salt.
Because I’m salty.
**I adapted this recipe since I first posted based on feedback from the comments…the recipe is updated!