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Old 11-13-2015, 10:35 PM   #1
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Need Some Macaroon Advice

SO is in holiday cookie mode. She selected this recipe for Paradise Macaroons from Alton Brown: Paradise Macaroons Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network

She made a half recipe. I thought the macaroon cookies were too soft. They didn't hold together well. Not that they fell apart when handled but they felt like they could have with little extra effort.

Can you suggest what can be done to make the cookie more firm?
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:41 PM   #2
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Andy,
Sometimes cookie recipes don't half well.
Also were the eggs room temperature when your SO whipped them?
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:42 PM   #3
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Yes, the whites were fully at room temp.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:52 PM   #4
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I have learned make sure cookies are baked exactly in the middle of the oven.
I thought about telling you to find a different recipe but a search turned up none.
But then I have never had an Alton Brown recipe turn out right.

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But then I have never had an Alton Brown recipe turn out right.
I thought it was just me. I love the guy. I love his science. Loved his original show. His recipes, not so much. I've never had a single success.
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:51 AM   #6
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Not sure what texture you are looking for but these are very good and can be dressed up with half a maraschino cherry or a drizzle of chocolate.

Coconut Macaroons

For an Italian wedding style macaroon try the recipe on the Solo almond paste can.

Almond Macaroons Cookie Recipe | Solo Foods

Good luck!
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Old 11-14-2015, 10:17 AM   #7
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Thanks, folks.
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