12 Days of Christmas 2015, Day 1: [Recipe] Mama’s Chocolate Macaroons

Ding! Dong! Ding! Dong!

Those are my church bells. Silent internet church bells. Turn on your imaginations.

The 12 Frilly Days of Christmas are here!

I know that I haven’t blogged much this past year. I’ve been more than a bit busy chasing a little girl around my house. My time now mostly belongs to her. I will be honest and let you know that I was going to give up on the 12 Frilly Days of Christmas entirely, but I just couldn’t. I love posting these posts. That’s exactly why this year’s 12 Frilly Days of Christmas comes with a theme – time savers and things that are easy to put together last minute. For the busy parents out there, for the people who can’t or choose not to put a lot of time into cooking and baking because they’re busy with life.

A lot of this year’s recipes are only a few ingredients and/or only take a bit of time to prepare. Busy as we are, the 12 Frilly Days of Christmas must go on!

This year’s first recipe is a childhood favourite of mine – my mom’s chocolate macaroons.

I have so many fond memories of my mom making these chocolate macaroons when I was kid. I would pull a chair up to one side of the kitchen counter while she spooned them out onto waxed paper. I loved cleaning out the bowl with a spoon when she was finished. We could hardly wait until they cooled. Mom always stored them in the same orange Tupperware container. I will always remember it. These memories just make my heart swell and my eyes well up.

I hope you enjoy these macaroons with your family too.

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[Recipe] Chocolate Macaroons

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups oats
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup coconut

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Combine sugar, milk, shortening, and cocoa, and vanilla in a large saucepan.

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Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.

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Heat the sugar mixture over medium high heat until boiling. Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute.

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Pour the boiling sugar mixture over the oat mixture.

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Mix well.

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Drop by tablespoonful onto parchment paper.

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Allow the macaroons to cool to room temperature before serving.

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Chocolate Macaroons
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
4143 calories
634 g
10 g
161 g
81 g
58 g
1047 g
324 g
338 g
14 g
94 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1047g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4143
Calories from Fat 1401
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 161g
248%
Saturated Fat 58g
289%
Trans Fat 14g
Polyunsaturated Fat 39g
Monounsaturated Fat 55g
Cholesterol 10mg
3%
Sodium 324mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 634g
211%
Dietary Fiber 64g
256%
Sugars 338g
Protein 81g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
43%
Iron
144%
* 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 sugar
  2. 1/2 cup shortening
  3. 1/2 cup milk
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 2 1/2 cups oats
  6. 1/2 cup cocoa
  7. 1 cup coconut
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar, milk, shortening, and cocoa, and vanilla in a large saucepan.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Heat the sugar mixture over medium high heat until boiling. Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute.
  4. Pour the boiling sugar mixture over the oat mixture.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Drop by tablespoonful onto parchment paper.
  7. Allow the macaroons to cool to room temperature before serving.
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calories
4143
fat
161g
protein
81g
carbs
634g
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One response to “12 Days of Christmas 2015, Day 1: [Recipe] Mama’s Chocolate Macaroons

  1. I have never had a recipe for these, and I love them. Thank you for sharing!

    I am glad you did this. 🙂

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