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Friday, July 30, 2010

Macadamia Macaroons

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SO my grandfather loves Macaroons..... so I was practicing making them, in order to taste test them before I went for a visit...

  the recipe is:

Macadamia Macaroons
1 (7oz) package sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup dry-roasted macadamia baking pieces, Mauna Loa
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
30 saltine crackers, finely crushed, Nabisco Premium
3 egg whites
1 (6oz) package white chocolate baking squares, Bakers

Preheat oven to 350 line a 15X10 inch jelly-roll pan with parchment paper. Spray additional baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Spread coconut and macadamia pieces in a single layer in prepared jelly-roll pan. Bake, stirring frequently, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
In a large bowl, combine condensed milk and vanilla. Stir in coconut mixture and cracker crumbs stirring until well combined.
In a medium bowl, beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Gently stir into coconut mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until edges of cookies are lightly golden. Remove to wire racks, cool completely ( 1 hour) Melt chocolate according to package directions; drizzle over cookies. Chill until chocolate is set ( about 30 minutes)

Recipe by Sandra lee

2 comments:

Alisa said...

following from Never Growing Old

stop by mine at

http://day2dayfinds.blogspot.com/

cookies look great!

Maureen Makes It said...

Working my way through the Follow Friday 40+ list,and here I am! (I like to start at the end of the list and work backwards.) Happy to be following you and looking forward to having you as one of my followers too. Those macaroons looks sooo good.
Maureen

http://maureenmakesit.com

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