Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Macaroon Thumbprints

Breathtaking. Have you ever just stopped to take in beautiful scenery and thought to yourself, "just breathtaking." Most often cameras can't capture these moments, but I tried this morning.

Easter Macaroon Thumbprints

I am sitting here at my parents kitchen table in the mountains at 7:05AM looking out at the most beautiful sunrise. I usually love to sleep in on Saturdays when I am not running, but something got me up early this morning so that I could come out and watch the sun come up. In the winter, the trees are bare, and we have the most amazing view of mountain landscape. Perfect for early sunrise watching :) I often find myself doing this at the beach as well, my body clock just wakes up and grabs a camera. 

Easter Macaroon Thumbprints

Easter Baskets

After the mini photo shoot, I grabbed something sweet! I made Coconut Macaroon Thumbprints with Raspberry Chia Seed Jam from Oh She Glows for Easter and my Mom's birthday. They were delicious and the perfect Easter "basket" for my gluten free belly :)

Easter Macaroon Thumbprints

I didn't have coconut butter, so just used regular butter instead, and they were still fantastic. I also reduced the amount of maple syrup in mine since I don't like them as sweet, but that is all personal. I made the raspberry chia seed jam ahead of time, so that I could throw the cookies together very quickly. They take a long time to cook, but only about 5 minutes to prepare.

The recipe yielded about a dozen cookies and plenty of leftover jam, which I have been enjoying in smoothies!

Easter Macaroon Thumbprints

I also conversed with Angela at Oh She Glows and she informed me that the jam could be made with any fruit really, it just might need a quick run through the food processor before adding on the cookies. Chia jam - what a great idea Angela!

Hop on over to Oh She Glows for the Coconut Macaroon Thumbprints with Raspberry Chia Seed Jam. They are the jam :)

Happy Easter!

Easter Macaroon Thumbprints


  1. Love these macaroons!!! I got some of the first batch as a birthday surprise. It was a great visit with all the cooking and eating - won't get on the scales for a few days. Thanks for the TLC!!

    1. Thank YOU for the TLC Mom!! Glad the cookies were a hit for our gluten free tummies :)