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Friday, January 25, 2013

Coconut Macaroons

Clearing my pantry : from the freezer, egg whites. Used some of the frozen egg whites for these lovely Coconut Macaroons. I love coconut in bakes and especially love it with chocolate! Just imagine the aroma of the coconut when these are baked in the oven, the whole house has that wonderful coconuty fragrance. 



These are super easy to make, the mixing takes only 5 minutes, the mixture is mixed by using your hands so that all the coconut, sugar, almond extract and egg whites are mixed evenly together. Instead of using an ice cream scoop to scoop the coconuts onto the tray, I just used my already dirty hand to "scoop" about a  little more than a tablespoon of coconut mixture and place on the baking tray, flatten it slightly and bake for about 15-20 minutes. I am lazy to wash the ice cream scoop, I really wish I have someone to do the washing up after every bake! Cool the macaroons and drizzle with melted chocolate over the top. 


The original recipe calls for the cooled macaroons to be dipped into melted chocolate, covering the macaroons halfway with the chocolate and leave the other side bare. The coated macaroons are then placed on the baking tray for the chocolate to set. The recipe states to use coating chocolate, I use semi-sweet chocolate, melt it over double boiler and drizzle over the macaroons instead. 

I made half a recipe and it makes 15 macaroons. The only changes I did was to reduce the sugar slightly. For half a recipe, the original amount of sugar is 1 cup, here I have used 2/3 cup minus 2 tablespoons. It is still slightly sweet, next time I'll just use 1/2 cup instead. 


These are so good, especially when eaten warm, when the bottom of the macaroons are crispy and the coconuts are chewy, moist and delicious with the drizzling of chocolate over the top.


Yum!  According to the author, this is very popular with her gluten-free customers. So if you are looking for a gluten-free snack, this is a delicious one!


I'm sharing this with :
Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Coconut Macaroons
(adapted from "Back In The Day Bakery Cookbook", Cheryl Day & Griffith Day)
8 cups sweetened flaked coconut
2 cups sugar
1 cup egg whites (about 8 large whites)
2 teaspoons pure almond extract
2 cups coating chocolate

  1. Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss the coconut and sugar until thoroughly combined. Add the egg whites and almond extract and mix by hand until the coconut is completely moistened.
  3. Use a small ice cream scoop to form the macaroons, about 1 rounded tablespoon each, and place on the prepared cookie sheets, leaving 1 inch between the macaroons to allow for spreading. Slightly flatten each macaroon with the palm of your hand.
  4. Bake the macaroons, one sheet at a time, for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly golden. Cool the macaroons completely on wire rack.
  5. Set a heatproof bowl over a saucepan filled with simmering water (do not let the bottom of the bowl touch the water), put the coating chocolate in the bowl, and melt it, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  6. Dip the cooled macaroons into the coating chocolate, covering them halfway, and put the dipped macaroons back on the parchment-lined cookie sheets. Let the chocolate set. Store the macaroons in an airtight container for up to 1 week at room temperature.

**kitchen flavour's notes :
~ for half a recipe, I reduced the sugar from original 1 cup to 2/3 cup minus 2 tablespoons. Next time I'll just use 1/2 cup as it is still a little on the sweet side for me.

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31 comments:

  1. So easy and fast! Definitely making this yummy goodies now. Thanks for the share. Got my eye on your next posts.

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  2. Hi Joyce
    With just simple ingredients I know this is so delicious and yummy.....yes I can see that brown edges sure is crispy.

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  3. Joyce , your macaroons look so yummy ! I love the crisp edges , a nice contrast to the chewy and moist center :)

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  4. I have been searching for a recipe for macaroons, this one looks like the one!

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  5. Hi Joyce!
    I see you are still filling the world with gorgeous deliciousness. Your Macaroons look delicately delicious. Oh how I wish I could just have a nibble:)

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  6. These look so lovely with that chocolate sauce on top! Have a great holiday!

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  7. These cookies look fabulous, Joyce. Who could resist the coconut!

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  8. Hi Joyce can I ask if you have grams measurement for the recipe? Is it alright to melt valrhona and drizzle on top? Will the chocolate set? Thanks! :)

    Chloe

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    1. Hi Chloe,
      The measurement for 1 cup flaked coconut = 128gm and 1 cup sugar = 200gm.
      I have not used Valrhona choc before and have no idea whether it will set. These macaroons will be as delicious even if the choc did not set. We love eating it warm when the choc is still soft. If you love eating coconuts, then you will love these delicious macaroons!
      Thank you for stopping by! Have a nice day!

      P/s : Maybe some kind readers might help on the info of Valrhona? Thanks!

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  9. Realmente exquisito me encanta tiene un aspecto perfecto y delicioso,abrazos

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  10. These macarons look absolutely tempting!!
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  11. Looks perfect with chocolate syrup on top

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  12. Hi Joy,
    Your Coconut Macaroons look fantastic, we will love them. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. Chewy coconuts and chocolate dressing on top is so inviting. Happy weekend.

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  14. Joyce, never tried macaroon before and yours looks very yummy. Agree that coconut with chocolate is heavenly!

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  15. Joyce, you can also submit this to Sonia's Chinese New Year's Delights, wink wink! Nice!

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  16. Eileen, Hundred Eighty DegreesSaturday, January 26, 2013

    Hi Joyce, may I know what's sweetened flaked coconut? I have coconut flakes in the fridge but don't think It's sweetened. .tks

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    1. Hi Eileen,
      If you have unsweetened coconut flakes, you can use that too. The ones I used was just slightly sweetened, just a hint of some sweetness, not-too-sweet and very nice. I bought it from our local bakery ingredients supplier.

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  17. these look fantastic! i have coconut flakes waiting to be used up - this looks PERFECT for them!

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  18. Hi Joyce, these macs are fantastic, sounds easy to enough for me to do and totally yummy. Now i just need to find another recipe that uses the same amount of egg yolks :p.

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    1. Hi Esther,
      You could always use the yolks to make ice cream! Yummy! Or a speedy way, just mix with another one or two eggs, onions, chives, etc... make some egg omelette and have that with bread for lunch! Or simply use the yolks in fried rice! Enjoy!

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  19. This looks ... FA-BU-LOUS ! I'm hungry !!

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  20. I should know better than visiting blogs before dinner. My mouth is watering! They look so good.

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  21. YUM! These macarons will be great for CNY treats! Looks so appetizing & inviting! I think I can eat a dozen of this in no time! LOL

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  22. Coconuts? If it's not you, I'll say 'pass' but then hmm...tengok sedap and crispy..mo jugak rasa! kekekkee

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  23. i know how much you love coconut..bet you've eaten half the batch here!

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    1. Hi Lena,
      Hahaha! You caught me in this one! :)

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  24. Hi Joyce,
    I know I will love this. They look so much like 'bounty'. The little stick of coconut coated with chocolate, type of candy!
    Yours look so yummy!
    mui

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