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Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons.  Five simple ingredients that will delight an entire office.  This I know.  I cookie tray tested them on my work family and they passed with flying colors.  We will definitely include them in this year’s holiday baking and you should too.

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As a life long lover of those classic ‘coconut’ candy bars (you know the ones “sometimes you feel like a nut, sometime you don’t”) I think you’ll really enjoy these Coconut Macaroons.

Coconut Macaroons
 
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Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 1 14-ounce pkg. sweetened coconut flakes
  • 6 Tbl. flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 8-ounce pkg. semi-sweet baking chocolate squares, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix coconut, flour, and sugar. Stir in egg whites and almond extract.
  3. Using a tablespoon scoop 36 balls of coconut mixture and place 2 inches apart on parchment lined sheets.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from sheets and cool completely on wire racks.
  5. If dipping in chocolate, melt chocolate squares in microwave stirring every 30 seconds. Dip cooled macaroons in chocolate and return to parchment lined sheet. Chill in refrigerator until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.

 

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