Monday, November 22, 2010

Coconut Macaroons by the Gentile

Masha needs her macaroons NOW and I don't know if you've ever tried to get between her and her macaroons but it's just unwise so here it is.  Yep. I said it.

Stuff you'll need;

  • One package shredded coconut (about 3 cups) (I suggest the unsweetened if you can get it otherwise they get too sugary)
  • One can sweetened condensed milk
  • Two egg whites - beaten stiff
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar (to beat the egg whites)
  • 1tsp almond extract (or vanilla - that's good too)

Oven to 350

Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.  In a separate bowl, combine coconut, condensed milk and extract, forming a thick putty or paste.   Fold the egg white mix into the coconut mix gently (don't want to destroy the egg whites.)

Drop heaping spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet (or use a silpat - my favorite tool) with enough space in between for a little bit of spread, bake for 8 to 12 min until the edges become golden brown.

If you really want to be schmancy, you can melt down some chocolate and carefully dip the macaroons into them for a little twist!

The gentile girl brings dessert....Enjoy!!


  1. I'd like to try one, please. Thank you.

  2. me likey! topping them with some salted caramel is pretty nice, too :)