I’m a rather verbose girl- I like to use ten words when three will suffice. I have to constantly re-edit my sentences in my head to keep from sounding like Miss Chatterbox. I also tend to be particular about grammar, punctuation and pronunciation. One of my many quirks.

Onthat note, it irks me a bit when macarons are called macaroons and vice versa. As much as I enjoy¬† both, I will serious stop chewing midway to correct the error.Yeah, I’m nuts that way.

I can’t decide whether I like macaroons or macarons better. So far, we’ve featured H&B macarons, Coconut Macarons, Pink Baileys Macarons, and Reeses Macarons.

I think it’s about time to pay homage to the lovely coconut macaroon. Wonderfully chewy, topped with melted chocolate- these get even better overnight as the flavors work together. For more of a coconutty taste, add 1/2 tsp coconut extract along with the vanilla.

Coconut Macaroons
14 ounces (1 can) sweetened shredded coconut
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 extra-large egg whites, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Combine the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment 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 either a 1 3/4-inch diameter ice cream scoop, or 2 teaspoons.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Cool.

For the chocolate drizzle, place the chocolate chips into a sandwich bag and microwave in 30 second increments, until the chocolate is melted but not hot. Snip a small corner of the bag and drizzle the melted chocolate in zigzag patterns over the macaroons.

Makes about 20 cookies.

 

 



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  • Debbie

    08.16.2010

    These look divine! Beautiful chocolate topping and the pictures to show it off!

  • i made chocolate-dipped macaroons as Christmas gifts one year, with rave reviews. so delicate and so delicious. yours are lovely!

    cheers,

    *heather*

  • Macarons are getting a lot of air time on blogs these days, so it’s rather nice to see the less-complicated macaroon get featured. I am particular about spelling, grammar and punctuation too. Perhaps excessively so!

  • Oh yes, that drizzle of chocolate just sends these over the top. Wishing I had a few to pop right now.

  • I could have very well written the bit about grammar and punctuation. I’m also nitpicky about those things. Sadly, my own blog posts sometimes fall victim to my impatience.

    I also fee the same way about macarons and macaroons–love both and these are fit to be savored.

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