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Old 04-06-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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Macaroon Help Please

I've been trying to find a recipe for Macaroons and I am consistently finding two different recipes. One calls for Condensed Sweetened Milk the other Egg whites. I tried the one with the Condensed Milk and it all melted out of shape and left the coconut falling apart and a gooey mess of condensed milk….will I have more success with the recipe with the egg whites? or am I doing something wrong? I wanted to then dip them half way in dark chocolate to make a nice presentation but the cookies did not form well enough to allow me to do that.

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Old 04-06-2007, 06:18 PM   #2
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The condensed ones are a tricky one ,the egg white one holds together pretty good but you need to get an oven thermometer and check how hot your oven really is.Alot of ovens are off by 25-50 degrees so you may be baking in a too hot oven.Expect them to spread a little and let cool completley before you try to move them off cookie sheet.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:47 PM   #3
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I follow Ina Garten's recipe and she actually uses both the sweetened condensed milk along with 2 egg whites. I've had good luck with them every time I've made them - nice and firm on the bottom but still yummy soft in the center. They hold their shape nicely even when I've stacked them in tupperware (with waxed paper between layers).

Here's her recipe ... Recipes : Coconut Macaroons : Food Network
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:34 PM   #4
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You can make them with whatever recipe then add some lemon zest or lemon zest and mini chocolate chips it really good.
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:40 PM   #5
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I've never made macaroons but ina's recipe looks great and i saw her make them on the show and they looked really good!
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:51 PM   #6
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Here is a very simple recipe and I always get rave reviews - no eggs or condensed milk:

Coconut Macaroons
1 pint pineapple or orange sherbet, softened
2 t almond extract
1 package white cake mix
6 cups flaked coconut

Mix first three ingredients
Add coconut and drop by spoonfuls 2” apart, cook for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. (I question the time on this recipe, I usually cook them longer - until they brown).
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:25 PM   #7
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Oh, Michele, I'll have to make these. Buck loves macaroons and his birthday is coming up soon. He'd love these.
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Ok, you've made me hungry! I'm running into the kitchen. Macaroons for dessert!
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This recipe is so simple but makes such a moist and tasty cookie! Do let me know how you like them!
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:31 PM   #10
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Macaroon's must be made tomorrow in this house (i have just decided this)
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