Yummy note: I had such a fun and whimsical read this month for my Secret Recipe Club assignment. Chelsy from Mangia has a great blog devoted to many healthier recipes and adaptations, such as gluten-free, vegan, and even Paleo, like these macaroons I ended up picking to feature. So friends if you need recipe help or ideas in these categories, check this blog out. However, one thing you will find as a common theme running through her recipes, is that Chelsy has a passionate love affair with peanut butter and coconut. So I knew with some of the allergies in my house, I was going to be making something mostly for myself to enjoy. Yippee, mommy doesn't have to share ;-) Mangia was perfect for it though, as Chelsy often refers to many recipes as a solution for the single gal :) It was a toss up between making this banana pineapple coconut souffle or Paleo Coconut Macaroons... Either way, both recipes were things I've never even tried making before so I thought it would be fun. Macaroons ended up being the winner, as I am a sucker for those cookies the girls sell that resemble crispy yummy macaroons with chocolate drizzle.
Wait, what's this here? I had a tiny bit of coconut macaroon mixture leftover so I used it in a different way. I liked the how the coconut and honey made like a caramel flavor, so I wanted to try it on top of a shortbread like cookie. So I used these mini shortbread cookies as a bottom to hold this leftover coconut macaroon mix, and wow, this is so going to be a new cookie I want to make. It was amazing; crunchy cookie bottom with a chewy coconut middle, topped with a chocolate coffee drizzle.. oh, yes, or as Chelsy would say, "Mangia!"