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Old 08-28-2007, 07:13 AM   #1
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Coconut Macaroons

I'm out of coconut lol - but I saw Chef Michael Smith (discovery home network) make a variation of these and they looked simple! He used sugar, of course, but I'm thinking splenda or another sweetener (not liquid) would work?

Here are the 2 variations:
Ingredients:
Coconut Macaroons
2 x egg whites
A dribble of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of brown sugar
A small spoonful of nutmeg
1 1/2 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions:
Coconut Macaroons
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk the egg white, vanilla, sugar and nutmeg together. Stir in the coconut and mix until it’s well coated with the egg white mixture.
Moisten your hands. Form a large heaping spoonful of the mixture into a loose stack on a lightly oiled baking sheet. You may leave it craggy and irregular or pat it a bit to even it out. Repeat with the remaining mixture leaving an inch or so between each pile.
Bake until golden brown, about fifteen minutes. When they’re done they’ll be firm to the touch but still a bit soft in the middle. When they first come from the oven they’ll be a bit crumbly but after twenty minutes or so of cooling they’ll firm up nicely. Patience!

And the one he made on the show: (same basic instructions, little bit different measure and ingredients)

Ingredients:
Coconut Macaroons
1 egg white
A dribble of vanilla extract
2 T sugar
1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk the egg white, vanilla and sugar until frothy. Stir in the coconut and mix until it’s well coated with the egg white mixture.
Spoon onto parchment paper or a silicone baking mat on a cookie sheet.
Bake until golden brown, about fifteen minutes. When they’re done they’ll be firm to the touch but still a bit soft in the middle. When they first come from the oven they’ll be a bit crumbly but after twenty minutes or so of cooling they’ll firm up nicely. Patience!
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:58 AM   #2
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has anybody made these macaroons? Are they chewy or crunchy?
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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OH OH MY Goodness this is the first time I've ever seen it.
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Wow blast from the past lol!
I have made them using erythritol and it's not quite the same. Maybe a touch of molasses to get that brown sugar flavor they are missing?
And chewy not crunchy.
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