Chewy and light, these little puffs will keep for weeks if refrigerated in an airtight tin.
- oil or melted butter for the baking sheet
- 3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/3 cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- 3 large or extra-large eggs
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.
- Combine the coconut, sugar, and salt in a medium-size bowl, and mix until well combined.
- Place the eggs and vanilla in another medium-size bowl, and beat at high speed with an electric mixer or a whisk for about 3 minutes, or until the eggs become a pale, creamy foam.
- Add the eggs to the coconut mixture, and combine thoroughly.
- Drop by rounded teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheet and bake on the center rack of the oven for 15 minutes, or until golden on the tops and edges.
- Carefully remove the macaroons from the baking sheet and transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely before serving.
Recipe courtesy of Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less by Mollie Katzen and Walter Willet, M.D. Copyright © 2006 Mollie Katzen and Walter Willett, M.D. All Rights Reserved. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold.
Cooking Tip: You will get slightly more volume if you use extra-large eggs. This recipe can be successfully multiplied to make larger quantities.
Calories from Fat 88 (66%)
(16%)Total Fat 10g
(42%)Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 9g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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