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Macaroons sandwiched with chocolate ganache.

Macaroons

Macaroons - the quick, easy way to make them perfectly.
Course Cookies
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Author Barry C. Parsons

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 - 6 cups sweetened coconut
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 can (300 ml sweetened condensed milk) (14 oz can in the US)
  • 2 large egg whites

Instructions

  1. Mix together the sweetened condensed milk, salt and vanilla, then fold in the coconut.
  2. Whip the egg whites to soft peaks and then fold the coconut mixture gently through the beaten egg whites.
  3. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner. These WILL stick to a regular greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F until golden brown, about 25-30 minutes. Cool completely on the baking sheet before removing the cookies.
  5. For Lemon, Lime or Orange Macaroons, fold about 1 1/2 to 2 tbsp finely minced citrus zest into the dough.

Recipe Notes

If you want to sandwich the cookies with a little chocolate ganache as pictured, simply heat 1/4 cup whipping cream over low heat and melt in 1 cup chocolate chips. I prefer to make smaller macaroons when sandwiching them together,