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Chocolate + Coconut + Macaroon = Cookie Heaven

Ever since I threw together the simple coconut macaroon and creme brulee ice cream sandwiches, I've been craving macaroons like a mad woman. With their crisp coconut outsides, and chewy soft centers, macaroons are my new favorite cookie. I've experimented with the original version, and now I want to give their chocolate covered cousin a taste.

Not only are these cookies a wonderful accompaniment to a mug of afternoon coffee, but they make cute Halloween gifts when packaged in clear plastic baggies and tied with bright orange ribbon. For the recipe please

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
From Joy Of Baking

4 ounces (115 grams) semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 large (90 grams) egg whites
1/4 cup (25 grams) cocoa powder
3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups (220 grams) sweetened coconut

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a stainless steel bowl, over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Stir in the coconut and melted chocolate, making sure the coconut is well coated. If the mixture is too soft, refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  4. Place small mounds (about 1 tablespoon) of the dough on the parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing several inches apart. Bake for about 15 or until the macaroons are shiny.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes and then place on a wire rack to cool.

Makes 20 Macaroons.

beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
oh my those look good!!
Diana172 Diana172 10 years
that definitely looks like something I would love!
aimeeb aimeeb 10 years
I could use these right now!
pamelamarie88 pamelamarie88 10 years
Try adding rolled oats to this recipe, trust me you will be glad you did. This is and old family favourite of mine.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 10 years
That recipe really churns my butter.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 10 years
Oh boy. I think I've found my ultimate bribe to the boyfriend. Thank you, partysugar!
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
These look awesome! I think I'll make some this weekend :)
veronicaraye veronicaraye 10 years
yummy! delicious looking.
flavorflavor flavorflavor 10 years
i'm mad about macaroons too! chocolate and coconut are one of my all time fave flavor combos. i just printed the recipe...i'm making these. thanks, yum!
sumnboutme sumnboutme 10 years
i love macaroons! i think the regular ones are already too sweet so i'd make the chocolate version with the bittersweet chocolate...yummy!
fragiletearz fragiletearz 10 years
This is like heaven on a plate!
tati33 tati33 10 years
:DROOL: I want some too!!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
These look delicious! Anything with coconut.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm i want some now!
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