Drop Cookies Lemon and Cream Cheese Macaroons

posted by Mai 04-15-102 7:38 AM

Lemon and Cream Cheese Macaroons
Makes 20

1 cup unsweetened coconut
2 Tbsp. Da Vinci sugar free hazelnut syrup or 4 pkts. Splenda
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 Tbsp. cream cheese, at room temperature
1 egg 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp. lemon zest

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Combine the coconut, syrup or Splenda, whipping cream and vanilla. Let sit for one hour. Stir in the cream cheese until blended, then the egg. Mix well. Stir in the macadamia nuts and lemon rind.

Drop by level tablespoons, into macaroon shaped mounds, on a parchment lined cookie sheet, 2-inches apart. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until the tops are lightly speckled with brown.

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