I took my grandmother's recipe for chocolate coconut macaroons and made them festive by adding half of a maraschino cherry to the top of each one. Her recipe called for 12 ounces of semisweet melted chocolate, but I used Hershey's® unsweetened cocoa powder instead because it's what I had on hand.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line baking sheets with waxed paper.

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  • Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl until foamy. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form sharp peaks.

  • Beat cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt into egg white mixture until incorporated; fold in coconut. Drop spoonfuls of coconut mixture onto the prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until coconut starts to brown, about 20 minutes.

  • Press a cherry half into the top of each macaroon; transfer cookies to a cooling rack.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 16.1g 5% DV; fat 3.1g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 84.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2018
I used parchment paper instead of waxed paper and candied cherries in place of Maraschino cherries (not as soggy). I had a hard time getting the whites to stiffen but adding a few pinches of salt and some cream of tartar did the trick. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2014
These taste so good! I made them with mini eggs as it was close to Easter in stead of using the cherries. Word to the wise: Do not use the wax paper just use non stick baking pans. I had so much smoke coming from my oven while making these because the wax paper burned. Cookies were saved. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2018
I used parchment paper instead of waxed paper and candied cherries in place of Maraschino cherries (not as soggy). I had a hard time getting the whites to stiffen but adding a few pinches of salt and some cream of tartar did the trick. Yum! Read More