My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Coconut Macaroons

Did you notice how many post I had yesterday, three. That's a little over the top for me. I was having a manic day, sorry. I was making cookies, candy and chili, plus blogging. I was having a party all by myself. I promise to me calmer today.

As much as I love these cookies I normally only make them at Christmas. I have no idea why. There are two recipes that I use, this one and the one of the back of the coconut bag. I've tried the ones with dried cranberries added, chocolate drizzled over the top, etc. Plain coconut macaroons are still my favorite.

This is a Barefoot Contessa recipe I have used for about nine years.

Coconut Macaroons
about 20 cookies
print recipe

14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 extra-large egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until the make medium-firm peaks. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.

Drop the batter onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper using a 1 3/4-inch diameter ice cream scoop, or 2 teaspoons. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Cool and enjoy!


  1. Hey, Beverly...I just made macaroons the other day! They are yummy, aren't they? I dip the tops of them in White Choc & Milk Choc!...:)JP

  2. These are very much like the Mounds coconut candies I made, only I used Karo syrup and no eggs -- then dipped them in melted chocolate.

    I do love macaroons, but they are so sweet! I can only eat one usually. :)

  3. I love coconut everything. Chocolate and coconut--who can resist :)


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