15 December 2008

peppermint macaroons *

I do not like mint, so I do not cook with it normally (that’s the joy of being the one who cooks, you get to choose what you cook!). I decided to try this recipe anyway, since I give away the majority of my christmas cooking. after seeing how easy these were to make, I’m sure I will be making them again!

2 egg whites (at room temperature)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 (14 ounce) packages shredded sweetened coconut
1 cup white-chocolate morsels
1/2 cup crushed peppermints

  1. preheat oven to 300 f. line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. in a large bowl, whisk together egg whites and salt until foamy, about 2 minutes. whisk in condensed mild and vanilla. fold in coconut, chocolate morsels, and crushed peppermints.
  3. using a 1 1/2 inch spring loaded ice cream scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheets; bake for 20 minutes, or until coconut just begins to brown. let cool on pans for 10 minutes. remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. makes about 2 1/2 dozen macaroons.

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