Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What I Love: Dark Chocolate-Glazed Orange Macaroons

Hey Everyone!
How is your Saturday morning going so far?
This recipe will bring happiness to your day as you bake these adorable little bite sized treats for your family and friends. :)

I wanted to try something different this year, so I updated an old family recipe. The addition of orange peel and dark chocolate is delicious. Everyone who tried these at our party really enjoyed them.

Prep Time
1:00 Hr:Mins
Total Time
2:15 Hrs:Mins
2 1/2

2 2/3 cups firmly packed flaked coconut
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
4 egg whites
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 oz dark baking chocolate, chopped

Heat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
In large bowl, mix coconut, sugar and flour. Stir in egg whites, pecans, orange peel, vanilla and almond extract. On cookie sheet, drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.
Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool completely.
In small resealable freezer plastic bag, place chocolate; seal bag. Microwave on High about 1 minute or until softened. Gently squeeze bag until chocolate is smooth; cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle chocolate over cookies. Let stand until set.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
When you need to separate an egg, take them right out of the fridge before separating, as chilled eggs separate easier.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Cookie)Calories 100(Calories from Fat 50),Total Fat 5g(Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,Trans Fat 0g),Cholesterol 0mg;Sodium 30mg;Total Carbohydrate 10g(Dietary Fiber 1g,Sugars 7g),Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:Vitamin A 0.00%;Vitamin C 0.00%;Calcium 0.00%;Iron 4.00%;Exchanges:1/2 Starch;0 Fruit;0 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;1 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:1/2;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe & Image from: http://www.bettycrocker.com/


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