Faux Macaroons

February 15, 2012
Whenever I get a new batch of magazines one of my favorite things to do is lounge on the couch with a plate of chocolate chip cookies and flip through them—a mini indulgence I look forward to every month. Sometimes I fantasize about making french macaroons but they always seem a bit too intimidating and time consuming. So I came up with an alternative, the faux macaroon—homemade chocolate frosting sandwiched in Nila wafers. Just the sight of the Nila box takes me back to my childhood making this sweet snack even more appealing. See my recipe below.
Faux Macaroons:
Frosting: mix 3 cups of powdered sugar and 1/3 cup of coco powder (add more for a richer chocolate taste). Add 1/3 cup of softened butter, 1 tbs. vanilla, and 1/2 cup of half and half (add more or less to get the consistency you like).
Sandwich the frosting in the Nila Wafers and freeze for 15 minutes. Display on a pretty plate and eat, while reading your favorite magazines. xo

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