What You Need
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
3-1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
3/4 cup macadamia nuts ( finely ground)
16 (5-inch) wooden skewers
16 mini gift boxes ( available in the bakery dept)
Ribbon or fabric scraps
Before You Start : Preheat oven to 350 ˚Line 3 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Let’s make it! Beat egg whites in a large bowl on high speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Add sugar, extract, and salt, beating to stiff peaks, about 5 minutes. Gently fold in 2 cups coconut, then the nuts, until just combined. Roll with damp hands into 32 balls (3/4 inch in diameter) for bottom and middle of snowmen, and 16 balls (1/2 inch in diameter) for the heads. Roll balls in remaining 1-1/2 cups coconut, coating well. Carefully transfer to cookie sheets, placing 1 inch apart. Bake macaroons in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching positions halfway through, until bottoms are pale golden ( about 12 to 15 minutes) Transfer macaroons from cookie sheets to racks and cool completely.
To assemble snowmen: Push 1 skewer into the center of each box and carefully thread 2 of the larger macaroons through the skewer to sit on the box; top with a smaller macaroon for the head. Add pretzels, ribbon,fabric, etc for embellishments if desired. Fill the box with cookies. Makes 16 snowmen.
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Wrap the Styrofoam cones with plastic wrap. Insert tooth picks into the gum drops, poke the toothpick covered gum drops into the plastic wrapped trees. Be creative, use different colors add frosting for ribbon. It's edible fun.
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