Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter: Spring Macaroon Chicks Recipe

Happy Easter! 
I hope you have a beautiful day with your family and friends. We have a busy day planned but I wanted to leave you with this easy recipe that's fun for kids: Macaroon Cookies dressed as little chicks.

B was able to do most of this recipe herself. She mixed in the ingredients, formed the cookies into balls, stuck in pumpkin seed beaks, and even used a pastry bag to pipe chocolate eyes.   

Basic Macaroon Recipe

Butter and flour for preparing baking sheet and foil
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 300°F. Butter a baking sheet, then line with foil and lightly butter and flour foil, knocking off excess flour.
Stir together egg white, sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and a pinch of salt until combined, then stir in coconut. Divide coconut mixture into fourths, then drop in 4 mounds (about 2 inches apart) onto baking sheet.
Bake until tops are pale golden in spots, 15 to 20 minutes, then carefully lift foil with cookies from baking sheet and transfer to a rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes. Peel macaroons from foil.
via Epicurious

For the Beaks

Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) or almonds

When the cookies have cooled enough to handle, insert a seed into the middle.

For the Eyes

1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a glass bowl, microwave chocolate at intervals of 20 seconds, stirring between intervals, until melted. Pour into a pastry bag or plastic bag with small corner snipped off. Pipe eyes.

Happy Easter!


  1. You've got an adorable apprentice! Happy Easter Marina!

  2. Looks very tasty! Happy Easter, Sally xx

  3. These are just the cutest!! Love it!!

  4. Those are so cute, and I love her skirt! Precious.

  5. adorable!...the cookie AND the sweet little girl! :)

  6. Marina,
    What a cute recipe. I love coconut macaroons. I hope you and your sweet family had a wonderful Easter. We did, and we had "chamber of commerce" weather to go with it! :-)

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  8. Seriously cute pictures!

  9. Love macaroons and such a lovely little chef!
    Mary x

  10. I made some chicks too, but next time it's macaroon chicks! So cute, Marina! Love B's baking attire:)

  11. Aww you are just so creative, these are absolutely precious!!!! :)

  12. so cute, how much fun did that gal have!

  13. I want Easter at your house next year!!!!! Hugs, my friend.

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  15. super cute!!!!!! 9 love your photos!! gorgeous!


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