Cardamom adds an exotic sweet flavor to Coconut-Cardamom Macaroons. Coconut gives these drops cookies their chewy, dense texture. The combination adds an elegant addition to your dessert table.
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 1/2 cups flaked sweetened coconut
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 325°.
Place egg whites in a medium bowl; lightly beat with a whisk. Add sugar, vanilla, salt, and cardamom; stir well with a whisk until foamy. Add coconut; toss well to combine. Loosely pack coconut mixture into a 1-tablespoon measuring spoon. Turn out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spoon remaining coconut mixture by tablespoonfuls onto prepared pan to form 20 mounds. Bake at 325° for 23 minutes or until golden all over. Cool on pan 3 minutes; cool completely on a wire rack.
Make-ahead tip: Bake cookies, and cool completely on a wire rack; store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Easy cookies and so yummy!
I had an orange and included the zest - nice color and added flavor & fragrance.
TIP: Pull pan out of oven carefully!
My first batch slid off the pan as I pulled it out of the oven at a tiny angle - the parchment just zipped off and dumped all my beautiful, golden cookies on the bottom of the hot oven! Smashed and melting - no way to save them.
Super yummy! I did add mini chocolate chips. Made on a whim with my 7 year old, who LOVED them. She has already made lunches for school tomorrow, and packed 2 little coconut surprises in each siblings lunch bag. Will definitely make this again!
Okay, I'm giving this 5 stars because I am addicted to making these, but I DID MAKE SOME CHANGES based on Geminicat's review. I make this as written, but then add the following: a small bit of rum extract, a small bit of Frangelico or Malibu rum or whatever other yummy flavored liquor is around, and then I add MORE COCONUT to compensate for the added liquids. They taste great! Not bland at all! I have eaten two batches all by myself... this is not good! I will never buy store bought macaroons again. I think next time I'm going to try almond extract.
Nice and chewy but a little plain. I added a dark chocolate morsel to the top of the first batch, and a few dried cranberries to the second batch,. Both variations were good. I'm going to try some orange zest in my next batch!
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