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Coconut Macaroons


  • Author: Cindy Gibbs
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x

Description

These Coconut Macaroons are the real deal.  Made with pure ingredients, (no sweetened condensed milk), they are chewy, moist and delicious.  To make them even more decadent, try dipping the bottoms in dark chocolate.  I promise they will quickly disappear!


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Ingredients

FOR THE COOKIES

  • 1 7-ounce package sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

FOR THE CHOCOLATE

  • 1 4-ounce bar Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

FOR THE COOKIES

  1. Add the coconut, flour, sugar, and salt to a medium bowl and stir until well combined.  Add the egg whites and almond extract and mix well.
  2. Drop the mixture by scant tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto the prepared cookie sheets.  Using a spoon or your fingers, lightly go around each mound of the coconut mixture, tucking in any long stray pieces of coconut.  These stray pieces tend to over brown or burn before the rest of the cookie gets done.  Bake the cookies for about 22-25 minutes until the tops are just beginning to turn golden brown.  Do not over bake them.  You want them to be chewy but not hard.  Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

FOR THE CHOCOLATE

  1. Break the chocolate into pieces and transfer to a small bowl.  Microwave for 30 seconds, stir once, and microwave for 20 to 30 more seconds.
  2. Dip the bottom and bottom edge of each cookie into the melted chocolate and transfer to a parchment lined cookie sheet until the chocolate has set.  You can also place them in the refrigerator if you want them to set up quickly.
  3. Store the cookies in an airtight container.  Cookies will stay fresh for up to 5 days.  They also freeze well.

Notes

If you don’t have almond extract, you can substitute 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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