Festive Coconut Macaroons

Celebrate the festive season with these tropical delights! Enjoy coconut cookies topped with cherries – a yummy dessert.

  • Prep Time 55 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

4
egg whites
2/3
cup sugar
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
4
cups coconut
1/4
cup chopped red candied cherries
1/4
cup chopped green candied cherries
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and lightly flour cookie sheets. In large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Beat in sugar, flour, salt and almond extract until well blended. Stir in coconut and candied cherries. Drop dough by scant tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  • 2 Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.

Expert Tips

When preparing cookies or bars that contain coconut, flaked coconut is preferred. Flaked coconut pieces are smaller and thinner than shredded. Shredded coconut is recommended for decorating or garnishing.

Instead of greasing and flouring the cookie sheets, lining them with parchment paper is convenient and saves cleaning time. Parchment paper, which comes in rolls and can be found in the supermarket near the plastic wrap, is particularly recommended for cookies that can stick to the baking surface, such as macaroons and meringues.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.