Polka Dot Macaroons

Polka Dot Macaroons -- A Pinch of Joy
Polka Dot Macaroons -- A Pinch of Joy

Polka Dot Macaroons are quick and easy to make, a coconut lover’s dream! The mini candies are just the perfect size. However, I think it would be fun to use the red and green regular sized M&Ms for a festive Christmas cookie. I made a couple of attempts toward that. I actually bought the Christmas colors. And not once, but twice, they completely vanished before I got the cookies made. And it was my fault. Because I opened the package. Since when is that carte blanche for kitchen passersby to abscond with the goods and eat the whole thing????   Oh – back to the recipe. Make. Bake. Eat. :-)  It’s that easy!

Polka Dot Macaroons
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4 dozen
Ingredients
  • 5 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup M&M minis
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, combine coconut and flour.
  3. Add milk and mix well.
  4. Stir in M&Ms.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on parchment lined or greased baking sheets.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  7. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.


A dozen great cookie recipes.  Check back daily to see the Cookie of the Day! 

1.  Fruitcake cookies      
2.  Almond Coconut Crunch Cookies
3.  Pineapple Walnut Cookies
4.  Maple Caramel Swirl Cookies
5.  Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprints
6.   Cherry Almond Chews
7.  Polka Dot Macaroons
8.  Red Velvet Cookies with white chocolate and walnuts
9.  Butterscotch Pecan Softies – no bake
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11.
12.

Bonus!!
Super Delicious Big Batch Cookies   A unique, crispy shortbread type cookie textured with oatmeal, coconut and chocolate chips.
Macaroons and Chocolate — Chewy Coconut macaroons dipped in smooth chocolate 
THE Best Easy Gift Fudge —  It only takes 5 minutes to stir and slice this creamy rich fudge (plus a couple hours in the fridge)
No Bake Chocolate Gems – a chocolatey, chewy sweet treat that is so easy to make anytime
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars —  tastes just like the peanut butter cups in the bright orange wrapper

For more sweet recipes check the A Pinch of Joy Desserts and Sweets gallery.


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Maple Caramel Swirl Cookies

Caramel Swirl Cookies -- A Pinch of Joy
Maple Caramel Swirl Cookies -- A Pinch of Joy

Warning. You won’t be able to stop saying “MMMM OOOH MMMMM!” while eating Maple Caramel Swirl Cookies. The slightly crisp cookie wrapped around creamy caramel is definitely for sophisticated palates. Not that kids wouldn’t like them – we adults just need an excuse to keep some things for us! Seriously, I like to let kids do as much as possible in cookie making without having to stand over them. But making this recipe is just a bit complex and could easily go to the messy side with helpers under the age of 12.  The taste is amazing!!!  

Maple Caramel Swirl Cookies
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4½ dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
Filling
  • 30 caramels
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
Instructions
  1. Cream butter, cream cheese and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg yolk and flavoring.
  3. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture. Mixture will be somewhat sticky.
  4. Refrigerate until easy to handle, about 2 hours.
  5. Melt caramels according to package directions. Add cream cheese and stir until blended. Set aside.
  6. Divide refrigerated dough in half and place each half on a lightly floured piece of waxed paper. Cover with another piece of waxed paper and roll each portion between waxed paper to about a ¼ inch thickness.
  7. Spread half of caramel filling over each portion of dough to within half inch of edges.
  8. Roll up tightly, jelly roll style. Wrap each roll and refrigerate at least four hours or overnight until firm.
  9. Preheat oven to 350.
  10. Unwrap and cut dough into slices ¼ inch thick and place each slice on parchment lined (or greased) baking sheet.
  11. Bake 12 – 14 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Let cool 2-3 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool.

 

A dozen great cookie recipes —  check back daily to see the Cookie of the Day! 

1.  Fruitcake cookies      
2.  Almond Coconut Crunch Cookies
3.  Pineapple Walnut Cookies
4.  Maple Caramel Swirl Cookies
5.  Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprints
6.  Cherry Almond Chews
7.  Polka Dot Macaroons
8.  Red Velvet Cookies with white chocolate and walnuts
9.  Butterscotch Pecan Softies – no bake
10.
11.
12.

Bonus!!
Super Delicious Big Batch Cookies   A unique, crispy shortbread type cookie textured with oatmeal, coconut and chocolate chips.
Macaroons and Chocolate — Chewy Coconut macaroons dipped in smooth chocolate 
THE Best Easy Gift Fudge —  It only takes 5 minutes to stir and slice this creamy rich fudge (plus a couple hours in the fridge)
No Bake Chocolate Gems – a chocolatey, chewy sweet treat that is so easy to make anytime
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars —  tastes just like the peanut butter cups in the bright orange wrapper

For more sweet recipes check the A Pinch of Joy Desserts and Sweets gallery.

I’m so glad you stopped by today!   Be sure to follow A Pinch of Joy so you don’t miss a thing!  I’d love to have your company on this venture!!

Subscribe:  email  on the sidebar  or follow on Facebook RSS feed  / bloglovin’ /   twitter  and check out my  pinterest boards.   Share: if you found this helpful or inspiring please click one of the buttons below!  Your support of A Pinch of Joy is appreciated!

Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies 2014

12 Days of Christmas Cookies -- A Pinch of Joy
12 Days of Christmas Cookies -- A Pinch of Joy

A dozen great cookie recipes to make your holidays merry and bright! 

1.  Fruitcake cookies      
2.  Minty Christmas Cookies
3.  Pineapple Walnut Cookies
4.  Red Velvet Cookies with white chocolate and walnuts
5. Toffee Crisps
6.  Cherry Almond Chews
7.  Maple Caramel Swirl Cookies
8.  Crescent Mini chip Cookies 
9.  Butterscotch Pecan Softies – no bake
10.  Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprints
11. Almond Coconut Crunch Cookies
12.  Polka Dot Macaroons
 
Bonus!!
Super Delicious Big Batch Cookies   A unique, crispy shortbread type cookie textured with oatmeal, coconut and chocolate chips.
Macaroons and Chocolate — Chewy Coconut macaroons dipped in smooth chocolate 
THE Best Easy Gift Fudge —  It only takes 5 minutes to stir and slice this creamy rich fudge (plus a couple hours in the fridge)
No Bake Chocolate Gems – a chocolatey, chewy sweet treat that is so easy to make anytime
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars —  tastes just like the peanut butter cups in the bright orange wrapper

The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies 2014 -- A Pinch of JoyFor more sweet recipes check the A Pinch of Joy Desserts and Sweets gallery.

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