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Plain Macaroons

Unsweetened coconut is available in health-food stores.

  • yield: Makes 20

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine sugar, coconut, egg whites, vanilla, and salt. Use your hands to mix well, completely combining ingredients.

  2. Step 2

    Dampen hands with cold water. Form 1/2 tablespoons of mixture into a loose haystack shape, and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture, placing macaroons about 1 inch apart.

  3. Step 3

    Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven to a wire rack, and let macaroons cool slightly on baking sheet. These are best served warm from the oven, but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April 1995

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Reviews (8)

  • 24 Jun, 2013

    I followed the recipe word for word, but when I baked them they did not hold their shape!

  • 28 Mar, 2010

    I've made these every Passover for 15 years and everyone always says they look forward to them. Easy and delicious.

  • 28 Mar, 2010

    I couldn't find unsweetened so I made them with sweetened coconut. I didn't change the amount of sugar either and I still think they came out delicious -- not overly sweet.

  • 9 Dec, 2008

    does anyone know if these can be frozen for a week or so? I'm trying to get as much christmas baking done in advance as possible.

  • 9 Dec, 2008

    does anyone know if these can be frozen for a week or so? I'm trying to get as much christmas baking done in advance as possible.

  • 9 Dec, 2008

    does anyone know if these can be frozen for a week or so? I'm trying to get as much christmas baking done in advance as possible.

  • 9 Dec, 2008

    does anyone know if these can be frozen for a week or so? I'm trying to get as much christmas baking done in advance as possible.

  • 20 Jun, 2008

    You better believe that unsweetened shredded coconut is only available at health food stores. Trader Joe's doesn't have any but Whole Foods does.
    This is a really quick and easy recipe--yummy, too!