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Coconut Macaroons

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

Made with both sweetened and unsweetened coconut these mounded treats are just the right amount of sweet. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1/2
cup sugar
1
tablespoon water
2
teaspoons corn syrup
1/4
teaspoon almond extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1
bag (14 oz) sweetened shredded coconut (about 5 1/3 cups lightly packed)
1 1/2
cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut
3
oz cream cheese, softened
2
egg whites, slightly beaten

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Line 1 large or 2 small cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In 1-quart saucepan, combine sugar, water and corn syrup. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in almond extract.
  • 3
    In large bowl, combine sweetened coconut and 1 cup of the unsweetened coconut. Pour sugar mixture over coconut; beat with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed. Add cream cheese and egg whites; beat on low speed until blended.
  • 4
    Place remaining 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut in shallow bowl. With moistened hands, firmly shape rounded tablespoonfuls of coconut mixture into balls; roll in unsweetened coconut to coat. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.
  • 5
    Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, at least 30 minutes. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Unsweetened coconut can be found in either the baking aisle or the organic foods section of the grocery store.
  • Macaroons freeze well. Place in airtight storage containers and store up to four weeks in the freezer.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
12g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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