3/4/11

FOODIE FRIDAY--Coconut Macaroons

I'm over today (irritating cus-in-law pointed this out. Thanks, Marty!) at Murder She Writes today, courtesy of Karin Tabke. Please come over and keep me company!--well, maybe eventually. I believe she might have had some issues opening up my document.

I'll be the first to admit--I don't like coconut--but I'm such a wonderful wife and mother that I'll make these coconut macaroons. And yes, I changed the recipe to work for me. Enjoy!

Sorry, if you don't have American measurements, you'll have to do your own conversions.

Coconut Macaroons

1 14-oz. pkg sweetened flaked coconut (Baker’s)
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk (Eagle Brand)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup mini chocolate morsels (Nestles)
½ cup chopped nuts (pecans)

Preheat oven to 310 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine flaked coconut, chocolate morsels, nuts, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla in large bowl. Using electric mixer beat egg whites and salt in another bowl to medium-firm peaks. Fold 1/3 of egg whites into coconut mixture to lighten, then fold in remaining egg whites. Using a medium-sized cookie scoop (slightly less than ¼ cup), drop coconut mixture on prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart, press down slightly. Bake until golden, about 20-25 minutes (might need to rotate mid-baking). Cool macaroons on parchment paper.  Slide metal spatula under macaroons to remove.  Store in single layer in airtight container.

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4 comments:

Twisted Sister said...

Yum! I love coconut and pecans and chocolate.

magolla said...

It's a nice recipe--quick and easy. Enjoy, Meg!

Marilyn said...

When we lived in San Diego, on Saturdays when Bob was off, we'd drive up into the mountains to a bakery in this tiny town, and I always got coconut macaroons. Yumm!

magolla said...

Enjoy this version, Marilyn! I think you might be surprised with the taste of the mini morsels.