Baked Goods · Recipes

Macaroons

Macaroons are an easy gluten free treat to make.  They are a favourite with my family and a great dessert option to make for a large crowd.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg white, whipped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 (14 ounce) package sweetened flaked coconut
  • Maraschino cherries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 325 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, whip sweetened condensed milk and egg white. Add extracts and1 package of coconut; mix well. If the mixture is too runny, open the second bag of coconut and add a bit at a time until it reaches the desired, sticky, non-runny consistency.  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets; slightly flatten each mound with a spoon.
  3. Make a small hole in the centre of each macaroon and place 1/2 maraschino cherry inside.
  4. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Immediately remove from baking sheets (macaroons will stick if allowed to cool); cool on wire racks. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Other filling options:

  • Dip in melted chocolate after the macaroons have been baked and cooled
  • Add a piece of almond in middle
  • Jam/jelly in centre (before baking)
  • Add lemon or orange zest to batter

 

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