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Gotta Bake It: Chewy Coconut Macaroons October 9, 2007

Filed under: Entertaining,Gifts,Gotta Bake It,Misc,Uncategorized,What's In a Name? — inspiremecrafts @ 6:00 am

“Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one”  – Lord Jeffrey



This recipe is from the Better Homes and Gardens Homemade Cookies cookbook.  It is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and just way too hard to have only one!  

Prep: 15 minutes   Bake:  20-25 min    Oven:  325    Makes:  30

2 2/3 cups flaked coconut

2/3  cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

4 egg whites

½ teaspoon almond extract

2 ounces semisweet chocolate (optional)

½ teaspoon shortening (optional)


  1. Lighly grease and flour a large cookie sheet; set aside.  In a medium bowl combine coconut, sugar, flour, and salt.  Stir in egg whites and almond extract.
  2. Drop egg white mixture by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in a 325 oven for 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.  Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool completely.  If desired, in a heavy small saucepan melt chocolate and shortening; drizzle over cooled cookies.

Nutrition facts per cookie:  54 cal; 2 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 0mg chol, 26 mg sodium, 8 g carbo, 0 g fiber, 1 g prot





With such yummy cookies to share with friends, family, and maybe even some strangers, we have to package them in something just as memorable!  See the picture below and hopefully it will inspire your creative juices to come up with something just as yummy to share with everybody….and don’t forget to celebrate their perfect name! 



One Response to “Gotta Bake It: Chewy Coconut Macaroons”

  1. […] and Gardens Homemade Cookies.  This came out of the same recipe book as those yummy, unforgettable Chewy Coconut Macaroons!  The Chocolate Crinkles taste like sugar-coated brownies and would be delicious with a bowl of […]

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