"Not that hard to make!"
These chocolate macaroons were my first macaroon adventure!
Macaroons were one of my favorite Italian cookie recipes while I was growing up.
When I was little I always thought these were a "hard" cookie to make. Might have been my mom didn't want me messing with it until I was out of her house.
All to say this recipe was my first macaroon adventure as an adult in my own kitchen. And there is NOTHING hard about it.
If you were looking for a different macaroon (like no chocolate, more traditional) - see my coconut macaroon cookies.
And if this wasn't exactly what you were looking for check out my home page - Italian Dessert Recipes and scroll below to see the full list of cookie recipes I have on my site.
Have fun. Eat a little sugar everyday and thanks for stopping by.
* 2 cups almonds
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1 egg
* 1 egg white
* 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
* 3/4 cup melted chopped semisweet chocolate
* Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
* Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. (I use aluminum foil sprayed with Pam.)
* Finely grind the almonds, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a food processor.
* Mix egg white and egg with the almond extract.
* In a bowl add the egg mixture and the almond mixture. Stir.
* Add the melted chocolate to the bowl and mix together so that it holds.
* Moisten hands or spray with Pam and roll into 1-inch balls.
* Place on prepared cookie sheet (with your aluminum foil or parchment paper).
* Press the balls and to 1/3-inch thick rounds.
* Bake about 12 minutes.
* If on aluminum foil gently peel back after 8 mins or so and transfer to wire rack.
What else can I use instead of almonds?
Nothing. That's what a macaroon is. It's an almond based cookie.
Is the almond extract overkill?
Ya know, I wondered the same. BUT, I stuck with this recipe. I actually found it on allrecipes and only modified the directions ever so slightly. And the flavor was nice.
Do the almonds need to be blanched?
Nope, but it's OK if that's all you have.
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Memorial Day and Warmer Weather Treats!
It's finally warming up! In my neck of the woods we had SNOW on May 2nd. Now were on to the warm weather sweet treats!
I started celebrating by having a Sangria last night. Sangria is so easy to make - and the trick to making it spectacular is - following the super easy procedure. IF you need a brush up see:
How to Make Sangria
As for Memorial Day Goodies - I bake the LESS sticky stuff if I have to travel. And something that the kids can grab with their fingers as they cruise by the dessert table and run off to their next game. Cookies and brownies work the best for this!
The past month, these are my top five most viewed cookie recipes:
#1 Anisette Cookies
#2 Italian Wedding Cookie Recipe
#3 Pizzelle Recipe
#4 Ricotta Cheese Cookies
#5 Meringue Cookie Recipe
Have a fun filled Memorial Day!
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