A Coconut Macaroon!

by zesty on June 24, 2011 · 2 comments

A While ago I was going through a coconut addiction… wow that sounds weird but true. I was craving anything with coconut not matter if it was super star toast modified to add coconut, coconut crusted salmon, the 90 second macaroons or of course these babies that I want to share with you today.

During my addiction, I had given these a try because I had always thought macaroons were difficult and time consuming to prepare.  They are not!  Joy from Joy of Baking inspired me to make these and I used her recipe to a “T” and they were AMAZING!

As you can see below, you can whip this up this afternoon after you read this and still have time to cut the grass before the weekend.

The tender sweetness of the coconut will have you eating more than one for sure.  I love when the top part of the coconut gets toasted and golden brown.  Sometimes I even melt a little dark chocolate and dip half of the macaroon.  Call me weird but I love to eat this cold right out of the fridge.  Some peeps love them warm from the oven or room temperature but I like them chilly.

Ingredients

  • 4 Large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 Cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp. salt
  • 1 Tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup cake flour, sifted
  • 3 Cups sweetened shredded coconut

Method

  1. In a heatproof bowl, placed over a saucepan of simmering water, whisk together the egg whites, sugar, and salt. When this mixture is warm to the touch, and nice and creamy, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract, flour, and coconut.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for about two hours, or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F  and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Place small mounds of the batter on the parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing several inches apart.
  5. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes and then place on a wire rack to cool.

Zesty Tip: Do not overcook these.  They will dry out and be disappointing.  Check at the 15 minute mark depending on your oven.

Side topic…. when do you normally cut the grass?  I always try to cut the grass on Thursday night or Friday so it is all done for the weekend and looks good.  Let me know your thoughts on the best day to grass cut.  OK so I am off to work now.  Have a super Friday to wrap up the work week and I will see you all on Monday from Virginia.

Take care

zesty

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1 Julia Mason

I love the coconut macaroons! We always mow our yard twice a week if it is a very rainy summer, otherwise we mow once a week.

I will be in Virginia on July 7th. We will be there about two weeks. Our youngest son is on the U.S.S. Enterprise. They will be coming home in July while we are there. We will be with our daughter-in-law and grandson to greet him when he gets off the ship. Have a great 4th of July.

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2 Sues

I can’t believe I’ve never tried making macaroons! I love them (and coconut!). Luckily for me, I live in an apartment building in the city, so no grass-cutting here. Some day :)

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