Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

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Actually I intended to attempt macarons first, but, somehow got sidetracked and ended up baking macaroons instead .

What  is the difference you ask  ? well , macarons-  is made of egg whites , almond meal  and sugar and looks like a macaron , that is , if you are lucky  😉

Macaroon- is made of  egg  whites , coconut flakes and sugar. you don’t  have to be lucky with this one , they just turn out to be this  incredibly soft and chewy  macaroons  even on your un -lucky baking day !

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Recipe  adapted from Penny Shawana

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions :

Preheat oven to 165° (365 F).

Line a baking tray with baking sheet (parchment paper )

In a small bowl, combine the coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Stir in egg whites and vanilla; mix well.

Drop  spoonful of coconut mixture on the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 165° (365 F) for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Notes :

Bake time and temperature may vary depending on your oven . to avoid burning , rotate the tray to ensure even baking.

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