Are you tired of the same old cookie recipes? Perhaps you’re open to trying something new, like coconut almond macaroons.
Originally, I stumbled upon this recipe by accident. I wanted to make coconut macaroons, but I was out of flour. I had almond flour though, so I thought it was worth the substitution. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the recipe turned out!
Here’s my take on the recipe.
Firstly, gather the ingredients. For this recipe, you’ll need sweetened shredded coconut, almond flour, salt, vanilla extract, egg whites, sugar, and sliced almonds.
Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, mix 2 cups of shredded coconut, 1 cup of almond flour, and a pinch of salt until well combined. Then, stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 4 egg whites. Mix until the mixture holds together firmly. Fold in 1/4 cup of sugar and mix until the sugar is dissolved.
Next, use a spoon or scooper to form the macaroons and drop them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Each scoop should be about 2 tablespoons. Sprinkle some sliced almonds on top of each macaroon. Bake the macaroons for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Once they’re cool, store them in an airtight container. They’re perfect for a sweet snack, a treat to share with friends, or even a dessert for your next dinner party.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with different flavors. For example, you could swap out the vanilla extract for almond extract or add some chocolate chips to the mixture. You could even coat the macaroons in chocolate after they’re baked.
Finally, I must give a shoutout to the texture of these macaroons. They have a perfect balance of being crispy on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside. Plus, the combination of coconut and almond make for a heavenly taste.
I hope that this recipe serves as inspiration to try something new in the kitchen. Even if you accidentally stumble upon a recipe, it could lead to a delicious discovery.
Cooking and baking should be fun, so don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things. Who knows, maybe you’ll come up with your own macaroon recipe!