Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas baking extravaganza...

I decided to bake two classics from my childhood: "Polvorones de Nuez" and "Coconut Macaroons" and give them as Christmas gifts this year. Who doesn't enjoy a sweet treat? They were remarkably easy to make and tasted as amazing. Actually, the macaroons tasted amazing but the "polvorones" were out of this world! 

                                          Polvorones de Nuez 

**The only change I made to the original recipe was that I ground the almonds in a blender, and made almond flour--instead of chopping the almonds.

                                          Coconut Macaroons 

I bought these adorable boxes at a craft store (they came with a lid, bow and tag), and packaged the cookies.

Ready for Christmas!

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