Monday, May 27, 2013

Coconut Macaroons--Gluten Free

I have mentioned this before, but my daughters and I love to share recipes.  It isn't uncommon for several of us to make the same recipe in any give week.  We don't share time zones but we enjoy sharing recipes! Amber made this recipe and e-mailed Candise and said this was a must make--it is gluten free and delicious.
I made it for Lynne my sister-in-law who loves all things coconut. It was a hit! This recipe proves that you can bake delicious and gluten free! Thanks A Dash of Sass for a great recipe.

Coconut Macaroons
3 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup slivered almonds
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg whites
pinch salt
Toast coconut and almonds on a sheet pan at 350 for about 12 minutes until lightly toasted. Watch carefully, coconut goes from golden to burnt in seconds (how would I know that??) Cool.
Combine sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, stir in coconut and almonds.
In an electric mixer beat egg whites and salt till stiff but not dry. Gently fold egg whites into coconut mixture. Using a cookie scoop that has been sprayed with Pam scoop batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet that has been sprayed with Pam.
Bake at 350 for about 14 minutes or until edges of cookies are light golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet. 
When cool dip bottom of cookie into melted chocolate, place on parchment paper. Drizzle top of cookie with melted chocolate. I used dark chocolate but milk or white would also be delicious. This cookie tastes just like an Almond Joy (only better), leave out the almonds and you have a Mounds bar. These cookies were a hit. I will make them again!


Debra Eliotseats said...

Yes, ma'am! Great minds do cook alike! :)

Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

I love coconut.... these would go great with a cup of coffee!

Beth said...

I love macaroons! These look amazing.

Danelle M said...

I've never made macaroons, but these look very tempting!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Yum! I'm going to have to try it! I love all things coconut!

Lynford Rozario said...

Yum Yum Yum..

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Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, fabulous looking Coconut Macaroons - I love everything coconut as well and I know that I would really enjoy making these treats or receiving some!
Wonderful recipe and how very nice that you got to share it with your daughters and sister-in-law!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Cindy, these sound wonderful and they certainly look delicious. Shared recipes are great fun. I hope you are having a good week. Blessings...Mary

Liz Berg said...

Mmmmm...I adore coconut desserts and macaroons are on top of my favorites list. Love these,Cindy!

Cakelaw said...

These look scrumptious Cindy - great job!

Amber Brady said...

I love the addition of the almonds! Yummy! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #15.

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

Krista Low said...

Yum! These look great. I just pinned these to my cookie board. They have some of my favorite flavors. Chocolate and almond and coconut! Yummo :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

Katrina said...

One of my favorite cookies.

Angela Paris said...

WOW! These look so yummy! I love coconut macaroons but I've never tried to make them before... I think I'll have to give them a try! Thanks for linking up on Marvelous Mondays! :)