Coconut Macaroons

 

Recipe credits goes to thekitchn.com
 

Ingredients :

 

  • 3 cups sweetened, shredded coconut

  • 4 large egg whites

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract (see Additional Notes)

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Equipment

 

  • Baking sheet

  • Silpat or parchment paper

  • Mixing bowl

  • Whisk

  • Mixing spoon

 

Instructions :

 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place an oven rack in the bottom third of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Gather all your ingredients and equipment.

  • Toast the coconut (optional). For deeper coconut flavor and extra-crispy macaroons, spread the coconut on the baking sheet and toast for about 5 minutes, or until just barely starting to show some color. Let cool slightly before using.

  • Whisk the egg whites, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Combine the egg whites, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a mixing bowl. Whisk until the whites and sugar are completely combined and the mixture is frothy.

  • Combine the coconut and egg white mixture. Pour the coconut over the egg white mixture and stir until the coconut is evenly moistened.

  • Shape the macaroons. Line the baking sheet with a silpat or parchment. With wet hands to prevent sticking, shape the coconut mixture into small balls about 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Space them an inch or so apart on the baking sheet.

  • Bake the macaroons for 15-20 minutes. Bake the macaroons until golden, 15-20 minutes.

  • Cool the macaroons. Let the macaroons cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Macaroons can be kept in an airtight container for up to a week.