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Coconut Macaroons

Made with both sweetened and unsweetened coconut these mounded treats are just the right amount of sweet.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1/2
cup sugar
1
tablespoon water
2
teaspoons corn syrup
1/4
teaspoon almond extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1
bag (14 oz) sweetened shredded coconut (about 5 1/3 cups lightly packed)
1 1/2
cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut
3
oz cream cheese, softened
2
egg whites, slightly beaten

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Line 1 large or 2 small cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, combine sugar, water and corn syrup. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in almond extract.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine sweetened coconut and 1 cup of the unsweetened coconut. Pour sugar mixture over coconut; beat with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed. Add cream cheese and egg whites; beat on low speed until blended.
  • 4 Place remaining 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut in shallow bowl. With moistened hands, firmly shape rounded tablespoonfuls of coconut mixture into balls; roll in unsweetened coconut to coat. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.
  • 5 Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, at least 30 minutes. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Unsweetened coconut can be found in either the baking aisle or the organic foods section of the grocery store.

Macaroons freeze well. Place in airtight storage containers and store up to four weeks in the freezer.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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