My Favorite Macaroons

My Favorite Macaroons 4 Large-Xlarge egg or egg substitute whites (1/2-2/3 cup) 1/4 tsp. Cream of tartar, unless using a copper bowl 1/3 cup Honey or agave nectar (cactus honey) 1/4 tsp. White stevia extract powder 1 1/2 tsps. Non-alcoholic vanilla extract (or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract in alcohol) 1 1/3 cups Let’s Do…Organic® Shredded Coconut (additional ½ cup only as needed) Unrefined coconut oil to grease baking sheets
  • Separate whites from yolks; transfer pure whites to an impeccably clean 1 to 1 ½ quart measuring container, or copper, glass, or stainless steel bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 300ºF or lower if your oven runs hotter than the dial indicates.
  • Line a large cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper and lightly mist or rub with oil.
  • (Oil bleached parchment, if used).
  • Using an electric beater on high, beat whites until frothy.
  • Add cream of tartar.
  • Beat until stiff peaks from when beaters are lifted away.
  • Or remove beater and hold bowl upside down; if whites are beaten sufficiently, they will not fall out.
  • Reduce speed to low.
  • Gradually add honey or agave nectar, stevia, and vanilla.
  • Turn off and fold coconut in with a wide wooden spoon.
  • Whites may deflate, don’t panic! Add additional coconut, a little at a time, if batter is very wet from using extra-large eggs.
  • Drop batter by level tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet(s), creating an oval shape.
  • If desired, use 2 spoons to make a round shape.
  • Bake in center of oven until set and slightly brown around edges, 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Cool on baking sheet, and transfer to airtight container.
  • Variations:
  • *My Favorite Coconut Orange Macaroons: Replace vanilla with 1 tsp. Orange extract.
  • *My Favorite Cocoa Macaroons: Add 2 Tbsp. Sifted unsweetened cocoa.
(Recipe courtesy of The Garden of Eating: A Produce-Dominated Diet & Cookbook ©Planetary Press, 2004 by Rachel Albert-Matesz & Don Matesz-For information or to order visit: Click here for printer friendly version Find Great Organic Coconut Recipes Here. Purchase Let's Do...Organic® Organic Coconut singles at Edward & Sons store. Purchase Lets Do...Organic® Organic Coconut In Bulk at Click Here to find a store near you. Republished by Photo Credit: