Chocolate Macaroons

These fudgy delicious macaroons get rave reviews from so many people when I make them!  

They actually have no flour in them!  

Be careful with the bake time, there is a wide variance in the time.   Macaroons are a delicate cookie and they don’t harden much while in the oven but they  harden more after they come out of the oven.  Every oven is different, so start with the lower time and keep checking the bottoms for a light brown color. Take them out even if they are soft to the touch. They will firm up as they cool.  

Enjoy!

Chocolate Macaroons

A fudgy, delicious macaroon recipe that is loved by many! It has no flour in it!
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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 42
Calories: 54

Ingredients

  • 5 ⅓ cups coconut (14 ounce bag)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • cup baking cocoa
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 21 maraschino cherries drained, dried and cut in half

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Grease or spray cookie sheets or line them with parchment paper.
  • With a mixer at medium speed, combine all ingredients except the maraschino cherries.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoons one inch apart on the cookie sheets.
  • Press one half maraschino cherry into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake for 11-25 minutes. Start at 11 minutes and keep checking the bottom of the cookie for a light brown color.
  • Immediately remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and transfer them onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Store the cookies in a covered tin at room temperature.

EXTRA TIP:

LOVE CHERRIES?  You can use a whole cherry in each center instead of a half one!
Nutrition
Sodium: 12mg | Calcium: 5mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 58mg | Cholesterol: 3mg | Calories: 54kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 5g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 3g | Iron: 1mg

6 Comments

  1. PatsyR May 16, 2014 at 11:45 am

    A chocolate lovers dream. I had to make two batches, the first one went so fast …and my kind of recipe… all in one bowl and mix! (:)

    Reply
    1. ang1m May 16, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      You’ve inspired me to make these again this weekend! Thanks!

      Reply
  2. Anonymous May 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Excellent recipe, I will be making more of these chocolaty, chewy macaroons! They won’t last long!! Thanks

    Reply
    1. ang1m May 9, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Glad you gave it a try and like it! 🙂

      Reply
  3. dianefox106 May 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I can see us taking these to our Sunday School class some morning soon. Many chocoholics there!

    Reply
    1. ang1m May 8, 2014 at 11:06 am

      Great!

      Reply

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