Chewy Holiday Macaroons

Chewy Holiday Macaroons

Crispy on the outside. Chewy on the inside. The perfect cookie for coconut lovers!

30 min.prep time 2:30total time
48 cookies
1 Rating

Ingredients

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
5 to 7 drops red and/or green food color, if desired
24 ounces (9 cups) sweetened flaked coconut
3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions

Heat oven to 325°F. Combine butter, sugar and salt in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, almond extract and food color, if desired; continue beating until well mixed. Stir in coconut with wooden spoon until well mixed.

Drop dough, by rounded tablespoonfuls or cookie scoop, onto parchment paper-lined or greased cookie sheets. Bake 20-22 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

 

Recipe Tip

- This recipe is naturally gluten-free.

- To measure coconut, place in large bowl; separate lumps with hands or fork. Place coconut into measuring cups. Do not pack.

- If unopened, canned coconut can be stored at room temperature for up to 18 months. Flaked or shredded coconut in plastic bags can be stored up to 6 months. Refrigerate both after opening up to 4 weeks in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (1 macaroon)

Calories: 110

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 70mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14861©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

How many does a recipe make? And do they store in freezer for Christmas well? I was thinking of making them for Cookie Exchange. Thanks
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Test Kitchen Comment
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Cindy

This macaroon recipe makes 48 macaroons. Yes, you could freeze this cookie for up to 2 months in a tightly covered container.
Posted December 03, 2012
This was a simple and delicious recipe. Everyone I share them with agrees.
I made this recipe on 11/3/10.. I omitted the food coloring, I found these to be quite tasty... I made 1/2 of the recipe...next time I will try the food coloring for the holidays

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