Saturday, February 2, 2008

coconut macaroons...

If you love someone who loves coconut...make them macaroons for Valentines Day!

14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

Combine the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed until they make medium-firm peaks. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
Drop the batter onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper using either a samll ice cream scoop, or 2 teaspoons. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes (watch closely), until golden brown. Cool.
*These cookies are very easy to make, but anything with egg whites can be a little tempermental. Avoid baking these if there is a lot of humidity in the air. I highly recommend baking them on parchment lined baking sheet, or a silicon liner. If you are not using either of those, grease your baking sheet well and gently remove the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven to a cooling rack. If you are so inclined, a little drizzle of chocolate on top would not offend the recipient!
They really are worth the effort!!


diane said...

Oh no you didn't! I want one so bad!

Barbara said... I really want to be at your house. Eat one for me, or two, or three.......

Jennie said...

Thank you thank you, for once again, trying to fatten me up. But I must say they were DIVINE!