Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

All the rage in Paris a hundred years ago, these chewy coconut bites are still a popular recipe to savor. For an extra special goody, drizzle the tops or dip the bottoms with melted chocolate.

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Makes:
30 servings
Prep:
15 mins
Bake:
20 mins 325°F per batch
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Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients
2 2/3
cups flaked coconut (7 ounces)
2/3
cup sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2
ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2
teaspoon shortening (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Lightly grease and flour a large cookie sheet or line with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl stir together coconut, sugar, flour, and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir in egg whites and vanilla extract.
  2. Drop coconut mixture by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. If desired, in a heavy 1-quart saucepan heat and stir chocolate and shortening over low heat until melted and smooth. Dip half of of each cookie in melted chocolate or drizzle melted chocolate over cookies. Place cookies on waxed paper and let stand until set. Makes about 30 cookies.

Nutrition Facts

(Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons)
    Per serving:
  • 73 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 57 mg sodium,
  • 10 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 8 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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