12 Days of Cookies: Barefoot Contessa’s Coconut Macaroons by Melanie Rehak in Holidays, Recipes, December 1st, 2010
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It’s time for 12 Days of Cookies, FoodNetwork.com’s annual cookie swap. Each day visit us here on the Dish for a peek at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give – or keep – from favorite Food Network chefs. Then visit Cooking Channel’s blog for great takes on holiday baking from Cooking Channel chefs and Food People alike – cookies by the dozen to celebrate all season.
Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside—those are the qualities of a perfect Coconut Macaroon, and Ina Garten’s recipe will guarantee you get celebratory results every time. All you have to do is pull together a mere five ingredients and bake them until their frilly tops are kissed with gold. Then arrange them on a pretty plate and pass them around.
- Hosting a cookie swap? Watch firsthand and see how Food Network stars pull off the best holiday parties.
- See which chefs baked which cookies in past seasons to get inspired for your own baking.
- Cooking Channel is joining in with a baker’s dozen of cookies of their own. Today’s cookie: Rachael Ray’s Bourbon Street Balls With Pecans.
Melanie Rehak, author of Eating for Beginners, has been baking cookies since she was old enough to climb onto the kitchen stool. She and her family are partial to Zimtsterne—cinnamon stars—for the holidays, but love cookies of all kinds all year long.