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Island Macaroons

One of my macaroon-loving friends loved these so much he says they're better than the ones he gets at Whole Foods Market. I made these as gifts though I sampled a few myself too.

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Got this recipe from:
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/2045

Island Macaroons

These cookies have a wonderful texture; chewy yet crunchy-just like a candy bar.

3 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup unsalted macadamia nuts, chopped

2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg whites
Pinch of salt

6 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Place coconut and macadamia nuts on large cookie sheet. Bake until lightly toasted, stirring frequently, about 12 minutes. Cool. Maintain oven temperature.
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  3. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Grease parchment. Combine condensed milk and vanilla in large bowl. Mix in coconut and macadamia nuts thoroughly.
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  4. Using electric mixer, beat egg whites and salt until stiff but not dry. Fold whites into coconut mixture. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake until macaroons just turn golden brown around edges, about 14 minutes. Cool completely on cookie sheets.
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  5. Line another cookie sheet with waxed paper. Dip cookie bottoms into melted chocolate. Place cookies, chocolate side down, on prepared cookie sheet. [Alternatively, I spooned the melted chocolate into a plastic bag, then snipped the corner to make a piping bag. Then squeezed out a z-stripe of chocolate on top to make them look cool.] Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes. (Can be prepared 4 days ahead. Store cookies in airtight container in refrigerate.)
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Makes about 24. (I got 30 of them)
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Those look absolutely delicious, I may have to try making those when I get more motivation!

I highly recommend trying these. Wasn't too difficult to whip up either.

omg...those look amazing. too bad marc hates coconut...but i don't so i'm gonna make them anyway!!

They look really nice, like they came out really well. Even to a coconut-hater like me, they look good, so props to you. :)

I used to hate coconut as a kid but I couldn't resist trying a little bird's nest made of chocolate-covered coconut that I saw in a candy store and thus discovered that coconut could be oh-so-tasty.

Mmmmm. I just love coconut and those macaroons look fantastic! I'm having chocolate chip cookies tonight: my boyfriend Neal is busy making a batch right now but I am going to have to try those sometime soon.

Yum. I think I'll have to make cookies soon too. I think I have a hankering for oatmeal-raisin this time.

Those look delish! I think I'll try making them this weekend :o)

Thanks. Please let me know how it turns out!

If you try this out, let me know what you think of it!

Mmmmmm. Me want cookie.

Me too. I'd make more but I ran out of coconut.

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I hope you're doing well.

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It was a person in Canada who gave me the idea, actually. I never think about spring coming, winter ending, stuff like that, it's true. It's just that my name is Robin and this Canadian friend of mine was all excited about seeing a robin because that means spring is coming. (According to her, again, I never noticed. ;)) I was trying to figure out a new journal name for myself anyway, so that just clicked.

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