Monday, December 1, 2008

Ambrosia Macaroons

Coconut lovers - these are delicious!  Recipe makes about 45 cookies.

1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tsp. finely grated orange peel
3 eggs
24 oz sweetened coconut flakes
6 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325.   Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Using mixer, beat butter until smooth.  Add sugar and salt.  Add eggs one at a time.  Mix in coconut and stir together.  Add orange peel and stir together.  Drop onto baking sheets by spoonfuls.  Bake 1 sheet at a time for 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned.  (my oven cooks fast so I baked for about 15 mins).  Cool.  Using fork, drizzle chocolate over macaroons.  Chill 30 minutes.

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