Coconut Macaroons

Add tropical flavors to your dessert table with these wonderful coconut cookies that are topped with cherries.

  • prep time 1 hr 55 min
  • total time 2 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 42

Ingredients

3
large eggs
1/4
teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
2
cups flaked coconut
9
candied cherries, each cut into halves, if desired
  • 1 About 30 minutes before making macaroons, place an egg separator over a small bowl. Crack each egg over the egg separator to separate the yolks from the whites. (Save egg yolks for another recipe.)
  • 2 In a clean large bowl, place the egg whites, and let stand at room temperature up to 30 minutes.*
  • 3 Heat the oven to 300°F. Line cookie sheets with a sheet of foil or cooking parchment paper.
  • 4 Add the cream of tartar and salt to the egg whites. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Beat in the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy--do not underbeat. Pour into a medium bowl.
  • 5 Sprinkle the almond extract and coconut over egg white mixture. With a rubber spatula, cut down vertically through the batter, then slide the spatula across the bottom of the bowl and up the side, turning the batter over. Rotate the bowl a quarter turn, and repeat this down-across-up motion. Continue folding just until ingredients are blended.
  • 6 For each cookie, scoop a teaspoonful of dough, using a tableware spoon, and push it onto a lined cookie sheet with another spoon or rubber spatula, placing cookies 1 inch apart. Place 1 cherry piece on each cookie.
  • 7 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or just until edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheets 10 minutes, then remove cookies from foil to a cooling rack, using a turner. Cool cookie sheets 10 minutes between batches.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    35
    (
    Calories from Fat
    10),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    20mg
    20%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    5g
    5%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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