Thanksgiving is now over, and Christmas is just around the corner. Although I usually bake way too many cookies each year to share with family and friends, this year, we are staying in our Florida condo for the winter, and I have a knee replacement scheduled two weeks before Christmas. So…..no cookies this year! I am thoroughly looking forward to getting into our new house by next Christmas when I can spend days baking holiday sweets again.
These coconut macaroons are a cookie that I used to make many years ago. I forgot about them for a long time but pulled out the recipe last year to give them a try again. These are totally delicious and are soft, chewy, and chock full of coconut. They are bakery-style cookies that look amazing on any cookie tray. I did freeze these cookies, dipping them in the chocolate the day I was serving them, but they really are best served the day or day after they are made.
Deborah Mele 2021
- 2/3 Cup All-purpose Flour
- 5 1/2 Cups Shredded Sweetened Coconut
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 (14 Ounce) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 4 Ounces Dark Chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, coconut, and salt.
Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and extract and continue to stir until well mixed.
Drop the batter by heaping tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for about 11 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown and the tops are just starting to color.
Cool completely to set.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. If using microwave melt at 50% power for 30 second increments, stirring
often until smooth.
You can either use a fork and drizzle the chocolate across the tops of the cookies, or dip the bottom of each cookie in the melted chocolate and return to the parchment lined sheets to cool and harden.
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g