Dark Chocolate-Glazed Orange Macaroons

Macaroons go modern with a chocolate and orange flavor mix.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

2 2/3
cups firmly packed flaked coconut
2/3
cup sugar
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
4
egg whites
1/2
cup finely chopped pecans
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
3
oz dark baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix coconut, sugar and flour. Stir in egg whites, pecans, orange peel, vanilla and almond extract. On cookie sheet, drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool completely.
  • 4 In small resealable freezer plastic bag, place chocolate; seal bag. Microwave on High about 1 minute or until softened. Gently squeeze bag until chocolate is smooth; cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle chocolate over cookies. Let stand until set.

Expert Tips

Holly Bauer from West Bend, WI created this recipe for a Celebrate the Season Holiday Cookie Contest.

"I wanted to try something different this year, so I updated an old family recipe. The addition of orange peel and dark chocolate is delicious. Everyone who tried these at our party really enjoyed them." Holly Bauer

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
30mg
30%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.