Dark Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons

December 2009
Your holiday cookie exchange can be healthy! These chewy coconut cookies skip the usual sweetened condensed milk for a lower calorie version. Only 92 calories each.



INGREDIENTS

3 large egg whites

3 Tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp almond extract

1 pkg (7 oz) sweetened flaked coconut

8 oz bittersweet dark chocolate, melted

DIRECTIONS

1. Heat oven to 325ยบ. Line 2 sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

2. Whisk egg whites, sugar and extracts in medium bowl until foamy. Stir in coconut until evenly mixed.

3. Drop tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until set and browned. Cool on wire rack.

4. Dip bottoms and tiny bit of sides in melted chocolate. Place on same lined baking sheets. Let stand at room temperature until set. Makes 2 dozen.