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Friday, February 24, 2012

Easy Coconut Macarons

Macarons are a type of light baked confection described as small cakes or meringue like cookies.Originally the macaroons were made of ground almonds.Most macaron recipes call for egg whites and are mixed with ground nuts or coconut.Coconut macarons are generally a type of popular meringue like cookies which has an egg white base and features dried coconut flakes.I usually buy the sweetened coconut flakes for baking and this time I just happened to look over the cover and found this recipe.It was a very simple one and so gave it a try.These macaroons when baked were a little crisp outside and soft inside; of melt in mouth consistency and kids just loved them :)






Ingredients
coconut flakes 1 1/2 cup
sugar granulated 1 cup
vanilla essence 1/2 tsp
egg white 2
salt a pinch



Method
-Take the egg whites,salt and vanilla essence in a bowl.Whisk the egg white mix  till fluffy.(stiff peaks)
-Add in the granulated sugar and whisk again till its becomes silvery white and glossy.
-Fold in the coconut flakes .Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a tray with parchment paper.
-Drop a spoonful of mix and slightly shape them into round with the back of the spoon .Leave a space of 2'' in between cookies.
-Place it in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
-Cool on wire rack and cookies are ready to serve!!



Servings ~15 macaroons

NOTES
* You can add 1/4 cup all purpose flour to make it a bit dense.
* The consistency of egg whites should be fluffy till it forms peaks when whisked.
* Nuts can also be added to the ingredients to make it more tastier.




Sending this to The Kerala Kitchen ,Just 4 fun, Holi haiSpotlight :Colorful Holi , ABC Series- Egg Recipes , Bon Vivant-Sweet Recipes

58 comments:

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

Very easy n delicious one...love coconut n this sounds superb...thanks for sharing!!

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

These are really tasty right.. have done these too..quick & easy!

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

ohhh..yeah...this looks soooooooooooo good & tempting..;)

Tasty Appetite

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie macaroons look fabulous
thank you for the wishes :)

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy.......looking nice..perfectly done........

Surabhi Nayak said... Best Blogger Tips

As Tasty As Simple...
:)
Thanks for linking to Holi Hai. :)

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy :-)

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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic Julie, very very tempting, bookmarked..

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, i love these macaroons with coconut added. it becomes very flavorful
have a nice day

Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

I was in the grocery store and they had a table full of coconut macaroons sitting in the middle of the store. I was so tempted to buy some and said not now and walked away. I am so surprised that you have blogged about it. The recipe looks simple.

Balvinder Ubi said... Best Blogger Tips

They have a nice colour mine always get little darker.

Jasna's kitchen creations said... Best Blogger Tips

Easy and delightful...Have a good weekend

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely macaroons...never tried making them...thanks for linking with my event

SouthIndianHome said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and tempting macaroons

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Crunchy n flavorful macaroons
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Asiya Baig said... Best Blogger Tips

Love Macaroons! Actually made some recently...yours look great!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Fabulous Recipe.Luv the perfect baked colour. One of my fav Dear.

Anisha Ranjit said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy... I' ve been waiting to try coconut macaroons for a while now...

Sumee said... Best Blogger Tips

wow Julie, didn't know coconut macaroons were so easy to make.. Will give it a try soon. Would love to have this linked up to my event.

Neha said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy..

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! vey delicious.thanks for sharing.

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

nice ...i normally use castor sugar....now this is even easier!

Paaka Shaale said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect looking macarons julie!! Loved them :)

Charu Srivastava said... Best Blogger Tips

wow beautiful crunchy macroons...love it!!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

i have not tried this yet.....u have done it perfectly ....superb

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

I had these only once and fell in love with these. They are amazingly delicious. Thanks for sharing..

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks sooo yummy dear!!!!love it

ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect crunchy outside gooey inside macaroons.my favorite!

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

I dont know why but I think making macaroons is difficult. Now reading your recipe I ma tempted to try it out. Thanks

Kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious macaroons

Loveforfood said... Best Blogger Tips

I must try that i love coconuts

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Cookies looks crunchy and yummy.
Thanks for linking my event.
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Suchi said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely macaroons...the coconut must have added so much flavour and crunch :-)

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

they look delicious julie.

Ambreen said... Best Blogger Tips

These cookies look wonderful, so yummy!

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

yummmmoooooo.... wow, only if I cud take it out of the screen....

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Mine next post is this. But eggless version :) Looks Yum

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

We used to get these in Mangalore. My aunt would add a couple of drops of lime juice - perhaps to prevent crystallisation of sugar, or maybe to keep the white colour. I made it long long ago. Should attempt it once again. They are so delicious.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Super delicious and tempting macaroons.

♥Sharon♥ said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Julie your Macaroons looks so YUMMY :)

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

very easy and yummy..love the soft and chewy texture..just noticed your cashew cookies recipe..will give it a try

Umm Mymoonah said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very airy and light, yumm!

Sonali Pradhan said... Best Blogger Tips

so simple n delicious..loved it :-)

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Turmeric n Spice said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutely in love with this - bookmarking this one for sure!!

Treatntrick treatntrick said... Best Blogger Tips

Flavorful and such a great delight to bite into!

What's Baking?? said... Best Blogger Tips

They look absolutely yummy.

Farah said... Best Blogger Tips

mmmmmmmm..........soooo yummy!!! i love macaroons! never tried making them tho....thanks julie....

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Your macaroons look gr8... Yummy :)

manjooo said... Best Blogger Tips

nice cookies....

San said... Best Blogger Tips

Coconut macaroons are my fav. Cute and crunchy at the same time. Perfect for the evenings.

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie back here again pls accept this on my behalf ..do collect it Versatile Blogger Award

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome....

visit @my blog for my first event in ur free time :-)
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Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

U have a few awards waiting at my space. Do collect them dear...
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Kanan Patel said... Best Blogger Tips

easy to follow recipe. I love macarons dipped in chocolate.\

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Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely idea and they look super yummy..Thanx a lot for linking it to my event :)

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notyet100 said... Best Blogger Tips

They look so perfect :)

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

too good... loved it

Binitha said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...love those macaroons...it's a must try...following your blog...

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