3- Way Macaroons

Ingredients
4 egg whites
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
One 16 oz. package sweetened coconut
1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips, if desired, for variation #2
OR 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips, for variation #3

Directions
Variation #1: Coconut Macaroons

step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
step 2Place the egg whites and the salt in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until frothy. Add the sugar a little bit at a time and beat until soft peaks form.
step 3Fold in the coconut with a rubber spatula until evenly mixed.
step 4With a 2 oz. ice cream scooper, scoop out mixture onto cookie sheets that have been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
step 5Bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from pan while hot to cool on wire rack.

Variation #2: Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

step 1Prepare the recipe as above.
step 2After the coconut is folded into the egg whites, stir in 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips, and continue the recipe as written.

Variation #3: Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

step 1Prepare the coconut macaroon recipe and let the macaroons cool.
step 2Lightly spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
step 3Melt 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips in the top pot of a double boiler over barely simmering water.
step 4When the chocolate is completely melted, dip half of a macaroon into the chocolate and place on the cookie sheet until set.

Source : cleanhomejournal.com


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