I found this recipe on a coupon saving blog that I regularly read called Cutting Coupons in KC. The blogger said this recipe came from a cook book called Presidential Cookies by Bev Young. This couldn't be the exact recipe Jefferson used since they did not have sweetened and condensed milk back then. The author of the cook book must have used alternate ingredients that are available today.
Macaroon cookies are one of my favorites so I thought I give would them a try.
4 Cups of sweetened flake coconut (14 oz package)
1 Cup sweetened and condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients into a bowl. Drop by spoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake 9-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until the edges are lightly brown.
They are currently cooling and smell wonderful. I can not wait to taste these delectable treats.
Update.....They are wonderful tasting.