Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Coconut Macaroons

These are really easy and perfect if you love coconut! 


2/3 cup flour
5 ½ cups shredded sweetened coconut
½ tsp. salt
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
4 ounces white or semi-sweet baking chocolate or a combination of both (or almond bark)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with Silpats or parchment paper.

Stir flour, coconut, and salt. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and both extracts. Stir until combined.

Drop 2 tablespoon balls of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. These do not spread so you can crowd them close together. Wet your hands slightly and push down any sticking up or out single pieces of coconut as these might burn.

Bake for about 11 minutes, until the bottoms are golden and the tops start to turn the tiniest bit golden. Cool completely before eating or dipping.

To dip: melt chocolate according to package directions. I like to melt my chocolate on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until it’s melted and smooth. Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil or Crisco if needed to get it to melt smoother. Dip the bottoms or tops of each macaroon in chocolate. Let dry. Tip: don’t refrigerate or you’ll get the condensation marks!

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