Coconut Macaroons And Easy Painted Cookie Stand

I am so excited to share one of my favorite cookie recipes with you today, and a bright spray-painted cookie stand to display your fresh-baked treats!  Are you ready to indulge? Let’s get started…

I started out with what looked like a small pizza pan at the thrift store for .75, and a lone summer goblet for even less.  Having probably an obscene amount of chalkboards around already, I decided this one needed to be a cookie stand.

I have tried different types of glue for projects like this, and I always end up using hi-temp hot glue which bonds various textures together very well.  Every once in a while I have a project that does not want to stick together, but if I am careful, it works well.  You can also use Gorilla Glue too.  I measured what would be the center point on the under side of the pan, centered the goblet and glued it in place well.  I used Krylon primer, and Krylon spray paint in Glossy Sun Yellow.  After a couple coats, I allowed it to dry and placed a few paper doilies on top to keep the cookies elevated from the painted surface.

Now for the cookies.  You can use regular wheat flour for these as well, but to make them gluten free I used white rice flour.  A gluten free baking mix works well too. 

Coconut Macaroons:

Preheat oven to 350* and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper (it works very well in helping the cookies cook evenly and not stick after baking.

  • 2/3 cup white rice flour or gluten free baking mix/flour
  • 5 1/2 cups flaked coconut (14 oz bag = 5 1/2 cups!)
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 t. vanilla extract
Blend the flour, coconut and salt in a mixing bowl, pour the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract over the top and mix well.  Using an ice-cream scoop to form each cookie in a round shape, make 12 large rounded scoops, and place a couple inches apart on lined cookie sheet.  I like to leave some of the coconut a bit loose and not packed down too tightly on the top of each cookie as it browns well and looks pretty when done.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes depending on your oven, until golden.  Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes on cookie sheet.  Once they have cooled down a bit, remove them carefully and allow them to completely cool on waxed paper.  You can also drizzle melted chocolate chips over each cookie once completely cooled for a touch of chocolate with the rich toasted coconut flavor.
Makes 12, you may want to double the recipe if you have coconut lover’s around, they are decadent, but also irresistible!

Happy baking, creating, and fluffing your nest today
xoxo, Tanya 

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  1. Thanks for the recipe. I've added it my collection of recipes for my newly gluten-free hubby!

  2. Lovely cookie stand and love the gluten free cookies!

  3. oh.. i must try your recipe soon..
    BY the way love that cake stand..!

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    following as well.


  4. LOVE Coconut Macaroons! Will have to try these gluten free ones. Your cookie stand is cute too! Would love for you to link this up tomorrow night at Gettin' Krafty With It!

  5. Thanks for hopping over to Sweetwater. I am following you via email. COuld NOT get the page to load for other following links. Love your blog BTW!

  6. To cute and fun not to make! I love it. New follower here!

  7. Some tasty treats!
    Thanks for hosting GFC host! I

    Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can!

  8. New follower from blog hop! Love your blog!!

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  10. Hello! New follower from the GFC Blog Hop 🙂 I'm glad that you cohosted, because your blog is great and I may have missed out on it otherwise 🙂
    I have a project similar to this one that I'd like to make… I just haven't yet decided on my color. Thanks for sharing, yours looks great!

  11. These look so yummy and the stand is darling! Stopping by from the hop and am your newest follower!

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  13. I wish I had a creative gene in me like that. I love seeing you ladies who can walk into a thrift store and find two measly pieces of junk and make something as pretty as this! What a gift!!

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  14. New follower from blog hop!

  15. YUM! so glad I found your blog via the blog hop!! Love it!!!!

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  19. I love baking and trying new recipes. this looks yummy! Thanks for hosting. Following you from bloghop.


  20. Those look delish and the stand is too cute! New follower from the hop!

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