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Sugar-Dusted Macaroon Trees

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This classic cookie takes on the shape of a snow-dusted evergreen.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2012
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  • white_oak
    21 JAN, 2013
    I didn't have any issues with this recipe, other than the fact that I accidentally used "sweetened" coconut. I used good quality vanilla, organic eggs, organic sugar, kosher salt, and coconut from Trader Joe's. They browned well, and they were nice and chewy after they cooled. Since I used the wrong kind of coconut, they were too sweet, so I didn't add the powdered sugar on top. I'll try these again, but with the unsweetened coconut.
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  • greekgirl01
    27 DEC, 2012
    Too much sugar.....use half!! And the trees stick to the parchment paper.....ugggg
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  • drg64
    20 DEC, 2012
    Before I try this I would like to hear from Martha's staff regarding some of the "problems" some had with runny or too moist mixture and vanilla issue.
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  • IryshMyst
    19 DEC, 2012
    Going to try this tomorrow, but am going to use "green" coconut I think they'll turn out nice with the dusting of the confectioner's sugar as snow... (will take the tips here about adding a little flour and cutting down a tad on the vanilla. I didn't see any updates from the Martha Team in response to the reviews. hmmmm Would be Helpful!
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  • MS112616988
    19 DEC, 2012
    I have this exact Martha Stewart recipe from 1999. It didn't call for any flour, but only called for one teaspoon vanilla. It was supposed to make 20 macaroons and be baked for 15 minutes. Maybe that will help your results.
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  • Pamela Ary
    18 DEC, 2012
    I followed the recipe exactly. The macaroon trees turned out great. My bunco friends were impressed.
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  • connieweaver
    18 DEC, 2012
    What a hit this was! I made this according to the recipe, except that I cut the sugar to a half cup, since I was using sweetened coconut. They came out perfect. I've taken them to two events this month, and several people have asked for the recipe.
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  • cecel82
    10 DEC, 2012
    I too had trouble with this recipe. I followed directions to a tee and not only did I not get 18, but they were brown and they flattened out. I thought maybe there was too much vanilla. They were a cute holiday cookie but I will not try again unless there is a fix.
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  • arelza12
    9 DEC, 2012
    I really like this recipe, and I read all the other responces before trying it. I took into concideration about the wetness and added about 3 to 4 tblsp of flour into the batter for a binding agent. I also beat the vanilla, sugar, egg whites for a bit and made them a little thick before adding the coconut and flour. The cookies are wonderful best macaroons I have ever had.
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  • Sedie12
    7 DEC, 2012
    I followed the recipe and agree with other reviewers. Cookies were very moist and runny. I cooked longer but cookies did not seem "done" after I cooled them. I also wondered if flour was left out of recipe. Disappointing!
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