Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Coconut Macaroons


If there are any cookies served in heaven you can be sure that it will be these! These are one of the most delicious cookies that I have ever made. Soft, chewy and sweet....does it get any better? These are also fairly easy to make, you just have to be careful when you fold the egg whites into the mixture that you don't overdo it. If you love coconut, then these are for you. I had never made this type of cookie before but you can be certain I will make them again and again. Probably will become a regular on my Christmas tray. These would also be great with some chocolate drizzled on top (my husband gave me that idea!). This recipe comes from Ina Garten of Food Network. Ina definintely knows her cookies! These will keep for several days in an airtight container.
14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 extra large egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

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 (I used a hand held beater) 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 and serve.

31 comments:

Leslie said...

Mmmmm...the look fabulous! Dip the bottoms in melted chocolate...PERFECT!

Fran said...

So yummy, another recipe saved for the future! :)

Joanne said...

Coconut just never fails to make me happy...especially in cookie form. These look so good!

Cassie said...

Those look amazing. But I could never make them, because I'd have to eat them all by myself since my husband is a freaky coconut-hater. SIGH.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Now I know another way of baking macaroons, Thanks for sharing.

Jenn said...

Yes!! I love macaroons!!! I love it when they have chocolate on top. I'm craving for some now.

Lynda said...

Ooooo, coconut with sweetened condensed milk- a great combination! I've not made macaroons before, but my husband loves coconut, so I've bookmared these to try. Thanks!

Bridgett said...

Oh yum! I agree, a little chocolate might take this up a notch...not that they really need it as they would be perfect all on their own. I love anything coconut.

Monica H said...

I just saw a recipe for coconut macaroon bars and they looked so good. I want these too!

Diana's Cocina said...

Sounds wonderful! We lovecoconut macaroons. They are my Dads fav.

noble pig said...

One of my absolute favorites.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Your macaroons look fantastic! I made some before Christmas and they were inedible. These sound so rich with the condensed milk. I love them!

Julie said...

Cookies in heaven...I've never pondered that :) These do sound delish!

Carrie said...

Coconut Macaroons are so good! They're perfect for parties too!!

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

This looks fabulous! I am so glad I discovered your blog!!

Lara said...

Yum, we love macaroons around here!

Pam said...

Oh, they look delicious! I love anything with coconut and will have to try these! Yum!

Sophie said...

Hello debbie!!

These look awesomly tasty!!

I love that you used condensed milk!! I wouldn't think of adding that!

Yum yum Yum,..

teresa said...

oh my goodness, heavenly indeed!

Jen_from_NJ said...

I love macaroons but have never made them before. Thanks for sharing the idea!

Velva said...

Love coconut macaroons! I really like your description about these being the cookies that they would serve in heaven. I agree!

Mary said...

These sound wonderful, Debbie. I love coconut and these are so easy to do I now have no excuse not to make them.

Mags said...

We both had Ina on the brain this week I think.

These cookies would be right up my alley but I'd have to eat the entire batch. No one in my family will touch anything with coconut!

Juliana said...

Wow, love coconut macaroons, yours look delicious...yummie!

Joyce said...

Oh that Ina is amazing with her recipes. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Katy ~ said...

I just made coconut macroons and didn't care for them...will make your recipe next because I love coconut...just didn't like the recipe I used. These sound delicious.

tasteofbeirut said...

Great recipe and execution! I used to make these a lot but I don' t remember using the condensed milk. Thanks for the idea!

Trish said...

Oh, these do look good and such basic ingredients to create such a mouthwatering cookie.

Ingrid said...

I know everyone's crazy about chocolate but I think they're fabulous sans chocolate.
~ingrid

Kerstin said...

Ina's recipes are always spot on and these look like no exception - yum!

Emily said...

I have to try this recipe! It seems like macaroons are really popular these days. They look great!