Macaroons!

Last Sunday, I pulled together the ingredients to make macaroons, which I discussed in a previous post (as opposed to macarons).  They turned out quite tastey!  In the last photo, I decided to try dipping them in some melted chocolate (sort of like a Mounds bar or Almond Joys).  Yum!

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I used the 1950 Betty Crocker Recipe book recipe:

  • 1/2 c. egg whites (it’s about 3 egg whites or so)
  • 1 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 t. salt (I used a dash)
  • 1/2 t. vanilla (I love vanilla, so ooops, I put in a whole t.)
  • 2 1/2 c. moist sweetened shredded coconut

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Beat the egg whites with the sugar, salt & vanilla until it forms soft peaks, then fold in the coconut until all of the ingredients are stirred together.

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Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.  They didn’t spread when cooking, so I could have put more on the sheet.

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Bake in a 325 F oven for 15 – 18 minutes or until they are a golden brown.  They come out feeling almost like marshmallows, kind of bouncy when you touch them lightly.

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For an added touch, the macaroons can be dipped in melted chocolate.  I used an Almond Hershey Bar, so there were bits of almonds attached to the cookie.  They were delicious!

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7 Responses to Macaroons!

  1. Bravo – they look decadently delicious!

  2. anniedm778 says:

    The next recipe I try will be the macarons. Then we’ll know if I can really cook, lol. ;-)

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I’d have to try dark chocolate :-)

  4. If you are going to post picture’s of these treats then you should send one or two to your followers.

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