Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Coconut Macaroons !!
Ok so I've been making these cookies for a long time. And this is the ONE recipe I can make confidently without being afraid of screwing it up. It's so easy (6 minutes to make, and 20 to bake!), and they're so yummmy (yumm). This one time I decided they would taste better with chocolate, and so I drizzled them with them chocolate. And I was so happy with the result, that I declared myself to be a cooking genius.
Then that week I watched an episode on Oprah and apparently, chocolate drizzled coconut macaroons were like the biggest thing. Whatever.
Anyways, this goes out to all my fellow coconut fans! (and if you don't like coconut...you're missing out yo.)
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut... get the sweetened kind if you can
1/3 cup sugar
2 egg whites ...just save the yolks for an omelet for breakfast, or as a face or hair mask
(I know that's ew, but so many people say it all the time)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (or imitation vanilla)
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dump all the ingredients together in a bowl, and mix well. Use a teaspoon, and drop into a GREASED cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until they are pale golden.
They should look like this.
Let them cool. Melt chocolate, and either cover or drizzle your coconut macaroons!!
So goooood. Warm and fluffy and sweet and so yummy.Ok that's it. I'm making them..
P.S. So I did end up making them the other day, and here's another tip to make them taste a little more chocolatey. Add cocoa powder!!! Personally I like them without it. And also don't use stale flaked coconut... :( But they still tasted fine (ahh the power of the coconut macaroons)
P.S.S.The picture isn't mine. http://nicole.grigor.ws/2008/05/16/orange-coconut-macaroons-in-chocolate