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A Recipe from Our Cookbook: Macaroons!

February 26, 2010

Perfect little golden-brown cones of rich coconut flavor.

This recipe from Welcome to Michael’s makes the perfect cookie: chewy, sweet, delicious, and packed with nostalgia. Keep them on hand and you will always have a terrific ending to a meal. Serve to your guests with fruit or ice cream.


Makes about 3 dozen

  • 4 1/2 cups (8 1/2 ounces) shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apricot jelly or jam (without any fruit pieces)
  • 1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Set aside.

Combine the coconut, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

Place the butter in a small saucepan over low heat and warm until just melted. Immediately remove from the heat and stir in the honey and jelly. Let rest for 1 minute.

Make a well in the center of the coconut. Pour in the egg whites, followed by the butter mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until completely blended.

Using about 2 tablespoons at a time, form the mixture into cone-shaped mounds on the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch between each cookie.

Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 18 minutes or just until the cookies are beginning to turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. ruth permalink
    February 27, 2010 11:32 pm

    anything i can replace the coconut with?


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