Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Two Types of Coconut Macaroon: Raspberry and White Chocolate

Macaroons are awesome. Here's a gluten-free, kosher-for-Passover recipe with two editions.

Coconut Macaroons, White Chocolate or Raspberry
based on a Smitten Kitchen recipe
makes ~45-50 macaroons

Base
7.5oz ground coconut shavings
3-4 eggs, separated
1 cup confectioner's sugar (more for seasoning)
1 stick butter, melted

White Chocolate Version
5.5oz white chocolate chips

Raspberry Version
5-6oz raspberries, pureed or crushed
2tbsp confectioner's sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Mix the yolks and the sugar to a consistent mixture. Set aside.
3. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks begin to form. Set aside.
4. Mix the coconut and raspberries/white chocolate chips.
5. With your hands, mix in the butter, egg whites, egg-sugar mixture, and additional sugar for raspberries until a thick, moist, and nearly solid mixture forms.
6. Take teaspoon-sized pieces of the batter and use your hands to form them into balls. Place on the cookie sheet.
7. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the outside is hard and beginning to brown. Remove, cool and serve.

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