Thursday, March 25, 2010

Coconut Macaroons

Around here we celebrate all holidays... so to get into the "Passover" spirit we made coconut macaroons. First of all, I didn't think my son or husband liked coconut and they both devoured them in minutes!! They are chewy on the inside with a little crunch to the outside... absolutely perfect!!! I am a huge coconut fan and these are definitely one of the best macaroon recipes I have ever tried!! Note: the recipe doesn't make that many macaroons, probably about 10, so you may want to double the recipe if you want them to last more than a day!!

1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp flour
1/8 tsp salt
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a small bowl, combine the coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Put the egg whites and vanilla in another small bowl and whisk until slightly frothy. Add to the coconut mixture and mix well.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased or parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake 325 for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl. Dip the bottoms of each macaroon in the chocolate and place on wax paper. Place in fridge to harder chocolate (about 30 minutes). Then take out of fridge and store in air tight container.

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