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12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 9: [Recipe] Coconut Mounds

Coconut mounds filled with cherries and chocolate chips. These little morsels make a cute little addition to your plate of sweets.

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but this year especially, I am keeping these recipes simple. I have a three year old – suffice to say that life is busy and mama’s tired. Not too tired to bake these though.

[Recipe] Coconut Mounds
Yields 36
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
14 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
14 min
Total Time
30 min
128 calories
18 g
4 g
6 g
2 g
5 g
33 g
58 g
16 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
33g
Yields
36
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 5g
24%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 4mg
1%
Sodium 58mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  2. 2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  3. 1/4 tsp salt
  4. 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  5. 2/3 cup maraschino cherries, patted dry and finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Chop the cherries and pat them dry quite well.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl combine coconut, chocolate chips, cherries, salt, and sweetened condensed milk.
  5. Stir until combined.
  6. Scoop out dough by rounded tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until tips of coconut are just starting to brown.
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fat
6g
protein
2g
carbs
18g
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Coconut Mounds

Makes about 3 dozen

14 oz (about 4 cups) sweetened shredded coconut
2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 tsp salt
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup maraschino cherries, patted dry and finely chopped

Preheat the oven to 325F.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Chop the cherries and pat them dry quite well. 

In a large bowl combine coconut, chocolate chips, cherries, salt, and sweetened condensed milk.

Stir until combined.

Scoop out dough by rounded tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheet. Be sure not to make the mounds too big.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until tips of coconut are just starting to brown.

12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 5: [Recipe] Butterscotch Macaroons

Most people have probably tried chocolate macaroons (chocolate frogs, haystacks, whatever your people may call them), but have you tried butterscotch macaroons?

As I mentioned in my first post of this year’s countdown, I am keeping all of these recipes eggless. Well I didn’t realize until after I made these that the butterscotch chips that I used, while egg-free, have a *may contain peanut* warning listed in the ingredients. I will have to try to find another brand to use next time. Please take note if you plan to make this recipe, but are also avoiding contact with peanuts. My apologies for this oversight.

Another note about this recipe – resist the temptation to make these larger than a tablespoon. If they are made too large, they may not quite set enough to be able to pick them. Eating them with a spoon would just be tragic, wouldn’t it?

[Recipe] Butterscotch Macaroons
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3095 calories
499 g
257 g
115 g
45 g
63 g
856 g
100 g
312 g
4 g
40 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
856g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3095
Calories from Fat 1011
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 115g
176%
Saturated Fat 63g
317%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 30g
Cholesterol 257mg
86%
Sodium 100mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 499g
166%
Dietary Fiber 26g
105%
Sugars 312g
Protein 45g
Vitamin A
63%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
36%
Iron
73%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  2. 1/2 cup butter
  3. 2/3 cup milk
  4. 1 cup butterscotch chips
  5. 3 1/2 cups quick oats
  6. 1/2 shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar, butter, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  2. Add butterscotch chips. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Stir in oats and coconut. Mix thoroughly. Cool 10 minutes.
  4. Drop by tablespoon on parchment (or waxed) paper. Chill until firm.
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Butterscotch Macaroons

Original recipe from Peter Gordon Memorial United Church, Morell, PEI

Makes about 3 dozen

1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
1 cup butterscotch chips
3 1/2 cups quick oats
1/2 coconut

Combine sugar, butter, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Add butterscotch chips. Stir until the mixture is smooth.

Stir in oats and coconut. Mix thoroughly. Cool 10 minutes.

Drop by tablespoon on parchment (or waxed) paper. Chill until firm.

12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 4: [Recipe] Coffee Butter Bits

I like reading cookbooks. Sometimes I spend an entire evening just looking through them, just imagining what each recipe would taste like, or how I may change it to better suit our tastes.

I came across this recipe in an old church cookbook. You know the type I mean – those old spiral bound cookbooks with the stained pages and the cute little notes from the cooks and bakers who’ve made those old recipes for years. Those cookbooks are the best ones – you can always trust them to give you return on your investment. Well, except for all of those jello salads. I just can’t get behind a jello salad.
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12 Days of Christmas 2016, Day 1: [Recipe] Sugar Cookies

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The Frilly Apron’s 12 Days of Christmas are here again!

This year’s list starts with a recipe from a lady very near and dear to my heart – my great grandmother Della.

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12 Frilly Days of Christmas 2015, Day 6: [Recipe] Wow! Butter Rolo Cookie Cups

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Wow butter cookie dough, day 2!

Remember that fantastic cookie dough we mixed up yesterday? It was great, wasn’t it? Here’s how that dough does double duty.

You’ll only need one or two extra ingredients to completely switch up yesterday’s wow! butter sparkle cookies – mini rolo pieces, and semi sweet chocolate chips (if you’d like). You’ll also need a mini muffin tin.

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