Sunday, June 13, 2010
SMS: Chocolate Orange Macaroons
It's been quite awhile since I've had the chance to bake along with everyone over at Sweet Melissa Sundays (Thanks to Tracey for hosting in my place last week) so I was glad for what looked like an easy recipe to sort of ease back into the baking routine. 5 ingredients seemed fairly foolproof which it was and it wasn't. I liked that I had all the ingredients on hand in my pantry already but the cookies didn't come together quite as I had been expecting. My cookies weren't sticking together with the 3 egg whites so I cheated a bit and poured a dollop of rum into the dough to add a little more moisture. I also was concerned about the 25-30 minute cooking timeframe so I set the timer for 20 minutes and ended up pulling them out about 2 minutes early already nicely browned.
Tastewise these were great, whether they turned out well like in the photo above or turned into tasty mutated cookies (already devoured by my sister and I). This weeks recipe was chosen by Ellen over at Blue Tree Green Heart (great pick, Ellen!) so please check out her blog as she will be posting the recipe over there.