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Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
“These airy coconut cookies get an upgrade with a simple dark chocolate drizzle in this healthy dessert recipe.”
2 large egg whites
½ cup sugar
2¼ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
Pinch of salt
1 ounce dark chocolate, chopped and melted
1Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
2Beat egg whites in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue beating until the meringue is glossy. Stir in coconut, vanilla (or almond) extract and salt. Form the mixture into 20 balls, using about 1 tablespoon each, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
3Bake the macaroons until lightly browned on the outside but still soft on the inside, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
4Spoon melted chocolate into a small plastic bag. Snip off a tiny tip of one corner. Squeeze the chocolate through the hole and drizzle over the cooled cookies. Or dip a fork into the chocolate and quickly wave it over the cookies. Let the cookies stand until the chocolate sets before serving or storing.