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Monday, May 6, 2013

Chewy Coconut Macaroons

Hey everyone!

I know I've posted about macaroons in the past (always the coconut kind, not the French kind), but these have a different recipe and you can whip them up in a matter of minutes, so what's not to love? These are chewy and sweet and delicious. Let's get to it!

Here's your short and sweet arsenal- 5 ingredients with the optional vanilla!
Add all the dry ingredients (everything except the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla) together and mix well.

Pour over the sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla if using, and stir together well.
You'll end up with a thick coconut heavy mixture that's pretty easy to shape into balls and bake.
Here are some of the macaroons fresh out of the oven- just starting to brown on top!

Chewy Coconut Macaroons
(note: I did not do this, but if you're feeling chocolate, melt some chocolate chips in the microwave and dip the tops or bottoms of the macaroons for an extra decadent treat)
-2/3 cup flour
-5 1/3 (average package size) flaked or shredded coconut (sweetened)
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
-1-2 teaspoons vanilla (optional)
Mix together dry ingredients, then mix in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla if using. It may be easiest to use your hands at this point- the mixture gets pretty thick.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or foil (I recommend parchment if you have the option).
Bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes, until starting to brown on the tops.

The finished macaroons! Chewy and sweet with the barest of crunches on the top- these are great!

Savor it!
love, rue

1 comment:

  1. Yum, these look so good. I love coconut! I can't wait to try these. You have a cute blog. I am your newest GFC follower.
    Found you through Thirty Handmade.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn