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Favorite Coconut Macaroons

 Favorite Coconut Macaroons
This recipe was lost in my files for more than 40 years before I uncovered it. I decided to make these macaroons for an event at the business my husband and I own...they were a hit with everyone.
30 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup egg whites (about 3)
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flaked coconut
  • 30 red or green candied cherries, halved, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites, vanilla and salt on medium
  • speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a
  • time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is
  • dissolved, about 6 minutes. Fold in coconut.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking
  • sheets. Top each with a candied cherry half if desired. Bake at
  • 325° for 20-23 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove to
  • wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 5 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 97 calories, 3 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.