Chocolate Macaroons

Chocolate Macroons

Another great dessert from Kristin’s Kitchen; she always knows the perfect dessert dish for an against all grain crowd.

Ingredients:

3 cups shredded coconut

½ cup cacao powder

½ cup honey

½ cup coconut milk

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg white

Dash of sea salt

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or using an electric mixer, beat the egg white with a small pinch of salt. Beat for 1-2 minutes until soft peaks form when you lift the mixer out.
  4. Fold the egg white into the coconut mixture and mix gently until fully combined.
  5. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop out balls of dough and pack them together tightly either by lightly knocking the scoop onto the side of the bowl or pushing it down with your fingers.
  6. Place the dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes, rotating the tray half way through.
  7. Cool on a wire cooling rack for 1 hour. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
  8. Optional – dip the bottoms of the macaroons in melted (60% dark) chocolate

Yields: 2 Dozen

For a Seasonal Spin add ½ teaspoon peppermint extract, which will give you Peppermint Chocolate Macaroons, and dip them with mixed with ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract and melted chocolate.

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