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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Rated as 4.42 out of 5 Stars
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"Even first-time cookie makers can pull off super moist, tender, chewy macaroons. Using sweetened condensed milk streamlines the operation and produces a very nice texture. Simple to make and easy to transport, these are the ultimate cookies to bring to any potluck. Just stick an almond inside each macaroon if you want to relive that chocolate-coated coconut-filled candy bar of your childhood."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 133
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 macaroons)

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine condensed milk, almond extract, vanilla extract, salt, and egg white in a bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Add about 2 1/3 cups shredded coconut. Mix with a spatula until mixture is sticky and holds together. Form into balls using a sorbet scoop.
  3. Roll balls in remaining coconut. Space macaroons evenly onto a silicone-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, at least 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, place 3/4 of the chocolate in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the rest of the chocolate until it melts.
  6. Dip the base of each cooled macaroon about 1/8 inch into the chocolate. Place cookies, chocolate-side down, on parchment paper. Let chocolate harden completely.

Footnotes

  • Chef's Notes:
  • You can use sweetened coconut flakes, but the condensed milk is already very sweet.
  • Regarding the chocolate dip, you can just melt and use any kind you like, but for that extra professional touch, I suggest tempering the chocolate before you dip.
  • Rolling macaroons in additional coconut is optional.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 133 calories; 9.9 10.7 2 3 43 Full nutrition

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a great recipe made better. Today I added a few tablespoons of almond flour and baked them in mini muffin tins, totally delicious, chewy and moist.

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I followed the recipe to the "T", but there was to much liquid when I tried scoping them onto the cookie sheet. I baked the first batch that way and they didn't look right, so I went and bought...

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a great recipe made better. Today I added a few tablespoons of almond flour and baked them in mini muffin tins, totally delicious, chewy and moist.

I made it as written. I only had sweetened coconut, so I went with that. My adult son really loved them. Perfect chewiness, though I did add more coconut than stated in the recipe. I added enoug...

My husband's favorite! This turned out perfect! Thanks Chef!!

I LOVE Chef John and this recipe - I've made these countless times and they are consistent, delicious and easy to do.

I followed the recipe to the "T", but there was to much liquid when I tried scoping them onto the cookie sheet. I baked the first batch that way and they didn't look right, so I went and bought...

Utterly delicious! I am crazy about coconut and these were my childhood's favorite...and now I could seriously be gaining some good pounds...luckily, my kids are my 24/7 gym. Oh and I didn't hav...

So easy and delicious. I could not find unsweetened coconut, so I used the sweetened and it was fine. I got several compliments on them too!

I used half sweetened and half unsweetened coconut because that is what I had on hand. Turned out perfect. Love, love, love!!!

Excellent and SUPER SIMPLE recipe!!!!! I was lazy and nuked the chocolate in the microwave, they are still amazingly delicious!