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Almond Joy Macaroons


Description

These coconut almond macaroons are easy to make and perfect for your holiday table.A chocolate-covered almond tucked in the middle of these sweet coconut treats makes the so tasty.


Ingredients

3 egg whites

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 tsp. almond extract

2 cups unsweetened desiccated medium coconut

1 and 1/2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

16 chocolate-covered almonds

1/2 cup dark chocolate, melted

12 sliced almonds for garnish


Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg whites, almond extract and sugar.
  4. Add in the flour and the coconut.
  5. It will be quite moist. Let the mixture stand until the liquid is absorbed - about 7 minutes.
  6. The mixture will be quite sticky. Using a heaping tablespoon of the coconut mixture, carefully shape it over the chocolate-covered almond. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Use a spoon or your fingers to shape the cookies into a round shape. The almond should be completely covered in the coconut mixture.
  7. Bake in 300F oven for 20 to 25 minutes. The tops will start to brown.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool on wire cooling racks.
  9. Melt 1/2 cup of the dark chocolate in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan over very low heat.
  10. Use a teaspoon to drizzle the melted chocolate over the macaroon in a zigzag pattern.
  11. Top with sliced almonds.
  12. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to allow chocolate to cool and set.
  13. Top with sliced almonds.
  14. Store in covered container for up to one week. To freeze, place between layers of waxed paper in airtight container for up to 1 month. 
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 301
  • Sugar: 22.5 g
  • Sodium: 106.3 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.6 g
  • Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.9 mg

Keywords: Holiday, Christmas