My father in law has one weakness: coconut macaroons! Since he was going to be at our Christmas gathering, I wanted to make him his favorite treat.
I've tested a lot of different macaroon recipes - the ones that use condensed milk seemed promising, but ended up too dry. The ones based on egg whites sounded okay, and they ended up being PERFECT.
I've adapted my own recipe from the one found on the back of Baker's angel flake sweetened coconut package, and it gets a huge grin and a hug from my father in law every single time!
Coconut Macaroons with Milk Chocolate Drizzle
Mix coconut, sugar, flour and salt in large bowl. Stir in egg whites and almond extract and vanilla extract until well blended. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Here is what they will look like before they go into the oven:
Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes, or until edges of cookies begin to turn golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to wire racks. Cool completely.