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Chewy Macaroons Recipe

Chewy Macaroons Recipe

These coconut cookies are lightly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. "Sometimes I make them a bit larger so I can top them with a scoop of ice cream and some strawberry sauce," jots Herbert Borland from Des Moines, Washington.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla and salt on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at time, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in coconut.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto well-greased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 25 minutes or just until golden brown. Immediately remove to wire racks. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 66 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.