Chewy Macaroons

Create an irresistible dessert with only 5 ingredients.

These coconut cookies are lightly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. “Sometimes I make them a bit larger so I can top them with a scoop of ice cream and some strawberry sauce,” jots Herbert Borland from Des Moines, Washington.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

Chewy Macaroons

You Will Need
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch salt
6 tablespoons sugar
1 cup flaked coconut

What to Do
1. In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla and salt until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in the coconut.

2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto well-greased baking sheets. Bake at 300°F for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: About 2 dozen

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