With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Cherry Almond Macaroons

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cherry Almond Macaroons

Here is a lighter take on coconut macaroons that are soft and chewy with a touch of almond.

Cherry Almond Macaroons
recipe source: All Whites

24 cookies

1/2 cup (4 ounces) AllWhites® egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons almond extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups sweetened flaked coconut
(optional) For Cherry Almond Macaroons stir in ½ cup chopped dried cherries into the coconut mixture before refrigerating.

Heat oven to 325°F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil; spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Whisk together AllWhites, sugar, almond extract and salt until sugar is dissolved. Stir in flour and coconut. Refrigerate mixture 15 minutes.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoons, 1-inch apart, on prepared baking sheet. Press firmly to create mounds.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes (I had to bake mine 15-20 minutes) or until bottom of cookies are light golden brown. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes; remove to cooling rack.

Calories: 82 per cookie not including dried cherries or chocolate
NOTE: drizzle tops with melted chocolate or dip bottoms into chocolate, if desired.

drizzled with melted chocolate


Winnie said...

Lorraine these look absolutely heavenly!!

Blackberry Lane said...

These look delicious.

Susan said...

Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm and double mmmmm. Yum. Susan

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh my, with the chocolate drizzled on top they remind me of my childhood favorite candy bar, Almond Joy :) They look seriously delicious!

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Ann said...

They sound really good and then when I saw the ones drizzled with the chocolate, oh my, makes me want to break my diet

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

You are making me hungry!
( I love desserts! )

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my heavens, those look just out of this world delicious! Thank you for that awesome recipe!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful Valentine treat! (Or any time?) :)

Red Couch Recipes said...

Love macaroons, and I love the idea of adding cherries. Great photos. Joni

SarahGeorge said...

Wow!! Lorraine, I think it would've been a treat eating these!! I love coconut sweets :)


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