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Cherry Coconut Macaroons

These cherry coconut macaroons are loaded with maraschino cherry flavor, from the juice to bits of cherries. A drizzle of chocolate to the tops makes a nice addition too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry Coconut Macaroons
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 111kcal
Author Miranda Couse

Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2 T. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cups + 3 T. maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 5 1/3 cups 14 oz bag sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries drained and finely chopped
  • 2 squares chocolate almond bark

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, maraschino cherry juice, and salt until frothy. It may take about 2 minutes to do it.
  • Add the coconut and chopped maraschino cherries. Stir until all coconut is covered with mixture.
  • Add in the flour and stir until completely incorporated.
  • Using a 1 1/2 T. medium cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet. They won't spread.
  • Bake for 17-19 minutes until the coconut bits get golden brown.
  • Let cool completely.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate almond bark in. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until the chocolate is smooth.
  • Place the chocolate in a sandwich bag. Cut a very small hole in one of the corners of the bag. This will help to drizzle over the top of the macaroons.
  • Place the cookies on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper. Drizzle the chocolate on the top of each macaroon moving back and forth over the top of each cookie. Let dry.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Be sure to drain the maraschino cherries and dab them dry with a paper towel before finely chopping them.

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 86mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.5mg