Prep Time
18 Mins
Cook Time
22 Mins
2 dozen

Make coconut-almond macaroons even more special by stirring in chocolate morsels and drizzling the cookies with a chocolate glaze. But even without the glaze, they're spectacular.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine coconut and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl. Add almond paste and next 5 ingredients. Stir in mini-morsels.

Step 2

Beat egg white at high speed with an electric mixer until still peaks form; fold into coconut mixture.

Step 3

Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Step 4

Bake at 325° for 20 to 21 minutes or until edges are golden and tops are lightly browned. Cool completely on baking sheets.

Step 5

If desired, microwave chocolate morsels and shortening in a 1-cup glass measuring cup on HIGH 1 minute or until melted, stirring once.

Step 6

Pour melted chocolate into a small zip-top freezer bag. Snip a small hole in 1 corner of bag; drizzle chocolate over macaroons, and sprinkle with toasted almonds, if desired. Let stand until chocolate is firm.

Christmas with Southern Living 2006

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