Monday, May 17, 2010

coconut macaroons


this is the quickest and easiest recipe ever. it's from the pillsbury complete cookbook. i always keep coconut on hand, just so i can whip these out at the last minute if i need something quick to bring somewhere. you can always doctor this recipe a little bit by drizzling or dipping half of them in chocolate. or i've added lime juice a few times for a little something extra. these are by far my favorite macaroon recipe i've tried.

(this only makes enough for 12 cookies, so i usually double it)

2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
dash salt
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups coconut

heat the oven to 325°F. grease and slightly flour cookie sheet. in medium bowl, beat egg whites until frothy. add sugar, flour, salt, and almond extract; mix well. stir in coconut. drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on to prepared cookie sheet.

bake for 13 - 17 minutes or until set and light golden brown. immediately remove from cookie sheet.

3 comments:

Aubri said...

These look fabulous! Have you ever dipped them in chocolate? I'm glad it only makes 12 so that I can't eat 20 of them in one day :) Can't wait to try 'em!

Aubri said...

whoops...sorry, somehow I skipped over your reccomendation of adding chocolate :) The lime sounds so good too!

Damaris said...

this looks delish!