Thursday, March 30, 2006

Chocolate Macaroons

Hey, I found this fairly easy macaroon recipe. Thought you all might like it :-)

*-=*=-*Chocolate Vanilla Macaroons*-=*=-*

4 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into small pieces
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
3 large egg whites2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Heat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Reduce heat, & allow it to simmer. Place chocolate in a small bowl, & set over saucepan. Stir until chocolate is melted, & set aside to cool. In a large bowl, combine cooled chocolate, cocoa, sugar, coconut, egg whites, vanilla, & salt. Use your hands to mix well, completely combining ingredients. Dampen hands with cold water. Form 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture into a loose haystack shape, & place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture, placing macaroons 1 inch apart. Bake until just firm to the touch but still soft in the middle, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven to a wire rack, and let cool on baking sheet. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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