I found this on our local tv station web site. I love macaroons, and this recipe is amazing. Moist on the inside, crispy on the outside, and dipped in chocolate! YUM!
- 7 ounces shredded sweetened coconut
- 1⁄2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons almond extract
- 1 large egg white
- 1 pinch cream of tartar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
Chocolate Coating Ingredients
- 9 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 tablespoon canola oil or 1 tablespoon corn oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and butter the paper.
- In a large bowl, use a fork to stir the coconut, condensed milk, salt, vanilla, and almond extract to blend them together. Set aside.
- In a clean medium bowl, use a whisk or electric hand mixer to beat the egg white and cream of tartar on low speed until foamy and the cream of tartar dissolves. Whisk vigorously or increase the mixer speed to medium-high and beat until soft peaks form. Whisk or use the mixer to beat in the sugar. Use a rubber spatula to fold half of the whipped egg white into the coconut mixture, then fold in the remaining white. Using an ice cream scoop with a 1/4 cup capacity or a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop mounds of the coconut batter onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing the macaroons two inches apart.
- Bake until the bottoms of the cookies and the tips of the coconut shreds are light brown, about 17 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Slide a metal spatula under the macaroons to loosen them from the parchment and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Make the chocolate coating. In a heatproof container or top of a double boiler, put the chocolate and oil. Place it over, but not touching, a saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir over the hot water until the chocolate melts and is smooth. Remove from over the water and let it cool and thicken slightly, about 10 minutes. Scrape the chocolate coating into a small bowl. Dip the bottom of each macaroon in the chocolate and place each cookie, chocolate bottom facing up or on its side on a wire rack. You will have some chocolate coating leftover for another use or to pour over ice cream. Let the macaroons sit until the chocolate coating is firm, about 1 hour. To speed the firming of the chocolate, refrigerate the macaroons on the rack for about 15 minutes.
- Serve cold or at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 5 days.
I love macaroons. My macaroons came out just a tad too sticky for my preference. Maybe I didn't whip my eggs enough. They are also quite sweet....so one is enough.
I doubled this to take to church; they were very pretty and yummy! I didn't double the chocolate, and it was just the right amount for twice the cookies. Also I cooked the chocolate in the microwave on 70% for 90 seconds to save me some time. I used unsweetened coconut, and next time will cut the almond extract in half-just a little too much for me in combination with the chocolate flavor. This is a great cookie for Christmas. Thanks!