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!|