Coconut-Almond Macaroons

Coconut-Almond Macaroons

These dainty cookies are packed with flavor. Who would guess that each tasty morsel has only 30 calories and 1 gram of fat?

Prep Time

1:15

Hr:Mins

Total Time

1:50

Hr:Mins

Makes

4

dozen

3
egg whites
1/4
teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup sugar
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
2
cups flaked coconut
12
candied cherries, each cut into fourths, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 300ºF. Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy. Do not underbeat. Pour into medium bowl. Fold in almond extract and coconut.
  2. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto cookie sheet. Place 1 cherry piece on each cookie. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or just until edges are light brown. Cool 10 minutes; remove from foil to wire rack.
Makes 4 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
Top each cookie with a macadamia nut instead of a cherry for a tropical treat.
Special Touch
Dip one end of each macaroon into melted chocolate for a touch of indulgence.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 30
    • (Calories from Fat 10 ),
  • Total Fat 1 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 20 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.