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To ensure that egg white peaks form, use a clean, dry bowl and beaters.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2015


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

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15 mins
37 mins
Serves 20 (serving size: 2 macaroons)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Sift together sugars, cake flour, and cocoa in a large bowl.

  • Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed 1 minute or until soft peaks form. Reduce mixer speed to low, add vanilla, and slowly spoon in sugar mixture. Gently fold in coconut, 1 cup at a time.

  • Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared pans about 1 inch apart. Bake at 325° for 22 minutes. Cool completely on pan.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

86 calories; fat 2.5g; saturated fat 2.3g; mono fat 0.2g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 1g; sodium 36mg; calcium 3mg.