Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Coconut Macaroons



Okay, these are SO GOOD. I love coconut and these are full of coconut, The hardest thing about making these cookies was figuring out how many cups of coconut is equal to 14 oz. I tried to make these to sell at Red Mug today but had no idea how to convert the 14 ounces of coconut to cups as I had 10 pounds of coconut that I was dealing with not a 14 oz bag. So when all else fails you GOOGLE IT. Well I'm glad I didn't rely on the answer I found online because I found a site that said it was 1.75 cups. It didn't sound right to me, I ran to the store and bought a 14 oz package of coconut and right on the front of the package it says it is 5 1/3 cups. Well, here is the recipe I found in another new cookbook by Ina Garten. if you have a sweet tooth and you love coconut you will be glad you made them.







COCONUT MACAROONS

14 ounce package of sweetened shredded coconut
14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
1 t. pure vanilla extract
2 extra-large eg whites, at room temperature
1/4 t. kosher salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla in a large bowl and set aside. In separate 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 about a tablespoon of mix. Bake for 25- 30 minutes until golden brown. Cool and serve (yeah right...I popped one in my mouth and burnt my mouth but it was so worth it!) The skin on the roof of your mouth is overrated.

These cookies stay fresh for a few days if wrapped well and left at room temperature. Makes 20-22 cookies.

3 comments:

  1. I made this recipe from Martha Stewart's Cookies BUT she says nothing about how many cups are in a 14 oz bag of coconut. THAT was driving me CRAZY! I then made then by fluke, and they came out great. However, for friends this time as Christmas gifts I thought of baking them goodies, boy was I glad you put the equivalency factor down in your blog! Now I have no worries...
    X-Mas baking here I come!
    Thanks once again!

    Merry Christmas Suzy!

    - Komal

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  2. I have been making these for over 10 years. Ina Garten featured them on her original Food Network show. I take them one step further and dip the bottom of each cooled macaroon in melted bittersweet chocolate. "To die for"
    Try them for Christmas.
    Enjoy!!

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  3. I have been making these for over 10 years. Ina Garten featured them on her original Food Network show. I take them one step further and dip the bottom of each cooled macaroon in melted bittersweet chocolate. "To die for"
    Try them for Christmas.
    Enjoy!!

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