From Cook's Illustrated. Be sure to mix the cream of coconut thoroughly before using (shake cans), as the mixture separates upon standing. Unsweetened desiccated coconut is commonly sold in natural food stores or Asian markets. If you are unable to find any, use all sweetened flaked or shredded coconut, but reduce the amount of cream of coconut to ½ cup, omit the corn syrup, and toss 2 tablespoons cake flour with the coconut before adding the liquid ingredients. For larger macaroons, shape haystacks from a generous ¼ cup of batter and increase the baking time to 20 minutes. For the chocolate-dipped: Using the two-stage melting process for the chocolate helps ensure that it will be at the proper consistency for dipping the cookies. // Note: Be sure to use sweetened cream of coconut as this is the primary sweetener for the macaroons.