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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  • Christi,

    Every one of your recipes look delicious and the photographs are fantastic. I am truly a fan and cannot wait to use your recipes in my home. That being said, and no offense intended, when you begin one of your recipe blogs with a disclaimer about your penchant for proper grammar, punctuation and pronunciation – you should carefully proofread what you have written or hire someone to do it for you. Otherwise, it might be better to leave out the little disclaimer as it begs the public to point out your mistakes. I can’t help myself when I am practically invited to do so. One of my many quirks. I counted at least half a dozen errors but, I think the cutest mistake of all was at the very end of your directions, you wrote that we should drizzle the melted chocolate in a zigzag pattern over the “macarons” when you had earlier stated that it irks you when macarons are called macaroons and vice versa. At risk of being verbose as well, I will refrain from pointing out any more errors – unless, of course, you ask, at which time we will discuss my fee. I am sharing a link to Honey and Butter with everyone I know. We all love your site and my friends all agree that the photography is excellent! Blessings!

    Kind Regards,
    Lory

  • Hi Lory!
    Thank you for your wonderful critique. Thank you for catching that error for me. I had a good laugh and it is corrected. Thank you for being a fan and hope to see you again soon!

    Sincerely,
    Christine

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