i had my first macaroon the other night. i had no idea bradley LOVED them...apparently, he does! i figured coconut macaroons couldn't be that hard to make so i googled it (of course) and found it takes only a few ingredients (that i just so happened to have in my cabinet)!
FYI. this recipe only makes 4 macaroons. i figured i should point this out because i got a big ole "THAT RECIPE ONLY MADE 4?!?! NO!" from my husband. :)
and, for the record, all 4 were GREAT and i will def make again!
so here we goooo....
what you need:
Butter and flour for preparing baking sheet and foil
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
what you do:
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 300°F. Butter a baking sheet, then line with foil and lightly butter and flour foil, knocking off excess flour.
Stir together egg white, sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and a pinch of salt until combined, then stir in coconut. Divide coconut mixture into fourths, then drop in 4 mounds (about 2 inches apart) onto baking sheet.
Bake until tops are pale golden in spots, 15 to 20 minutes, then carefully lift foil with cookies from baking sheet and transfer to a rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes. Peel macaroons from foil.
side note- i told my coworkers about these and one girl in my office, jen, got SO excited. i brought her one after lunch and she was really excited! exhibit A:
i was happy she was so happy :)