Christmas Corner

The earth has grown old with its burden of care, But at Christmas it always is young.
- Phillips Brooks



Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
- Hamilton Wright Mabi



Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.
- Carol Nelson



Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
- Alexander Smith



Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Ingredients:
3 egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups coconut
1 cup pecans, finely chopped

Directions:

Step 1:
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease two baking sheets.

Step 2:
In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer on high, beat egg whites into soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar, beating after each addition until peaks are glossy. Fold in the coconut and nuts.

Step 3:
With wet hands, roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into rounds and set on baking sheets.

Step 4:
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool on racks and store in an airtight container. They will keep for 2 to 3 days.

Makes about 35 macaroons.
Total time: 45 minutes.