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 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 4

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.

Expert Tips

Top each cookie with a macadamia nut instead of a cherry for a tropical treat.

Dip one end of each macaroon into melted chocolate for a touch of indulgence.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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