Monday, May 14, 2012

Coconut Macaroons

It's been a while, but I am back with new posts.  Making and eating "diet" food has really put a damper on my blogging, but have no worries, I have some special recipes in store within the upcoming weeks! Today's recipe is almost like a bittersweet recipe for me. I, personally, cannot stand anything coconut, however, every time I make these Coconut Macaroons, they are a huge hit! Today, I thought I would share the recipe with you!

1 package (14 Ounces) flake coconut (5 1/3 cups)
2/3 cup sugar
6 Tablespoon flour
¼ teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1 /2 cup chocolate chips, melted

MIX coconut, sugar, flour, and salt in a large bowl.  Add egg whites and almond extract; mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased and floured baking sheet.

BAKE at 325ยบ for 20 minutes or until edges of cookies are golden brown.  Immediately remove from baking sheet to wire racks.  Cool completely. 

DECORATE cookies with melted chocolate. Let stand at room temperature or refrigerate on a wax paper lined tray until chocolate is firm. This recipe will make about 3 dozen medium size cookies.

You should run and make these for your next party, I assure you they will be a hit. Make them, enjoy them, share them, but remember to take the Thyme to Savor them...