Dec09
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12 Days of Cookies: White Chocolate Cranberry Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Today’s recipe in the 12 Days of Cookies yields a treat that’s trendy and just a little bit glamorous.

12 Days of Cookies: White Chocolate Cranberry Coconut Macaroons

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

60 minutes

Yield: 15 cookies

12 Days of Cookies: White Chocolate Cranberry Coconut Macaroons

Coconut macaroons are an oldie but goodie. This is my quick and easy recipe for the classic cookies, all dolled up with a drizzle of white chocolate and a sprinkle of dried cranberries. Hey, there’s always room for chocolate – right? The cookie’s toasty exterior combined with a chewy richness and moist center puts this at the top of my cookie list every holiday season.

Try a drizzle of dark chocolate over these coconut macaroons next. Completely delicious!

Ingredients

Macaroons

2 and 3/4 cups shredded coconut (sweetened)

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 egg whites

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries

White Chocolate Glaze

3 ounces pure white chocolate

1/4 teaspoon shortening

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Make the macaroons:
  3. In a large bowl, combine the coconut, sugar, flour, and salt. Add the egg whites and stir with a large rubber spatula until combined. Stir in the almond and vanilla extracts, then the chopped dried cranberries.
  4. Measure one heaping tablespoon of mixture for each and drop into a mound on the prepared cookie sheet, making sure they are nicely round and 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Make the white chocolate glaze:
  7. Melt the white chocolate and shortening together in a small microwave safe bowl in 20 second intervals until melted, stirring well after each increment. Drizzle over cookies. Cookies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days or in the refrigerator for up to five.

Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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Thanks to Sally of Sally’s Baking Addiction for the recipe!

 

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