A DELICIOUS COOKIE RECIPE WHICH IS PARTICULARLY POPULAR WITH CHILDREN - NOT JUST AT CHRISTMAS
Everyone loves coconut macaroons and the best news is, they are easy to make. So if you happen to have a lot of protein left over after a long cookie-making session or you just feel like having the wonderfully light pastry for in between, get started.
Made quick and easy
But how exactly are coconut macaroons actually made and what ingredients do I need for them or can I decorate them? You can find out all this and a lot more about this great sweet pastry from us.
You need these ingredients
Even if you are a real baking beginner, you can try coconut macaroons, because this is an easy recipe that is also suitable for baking beginners. All you need is a large pot, two small spoons and about 10 minutes of your time, and you can surprise your loved ones with this delicacy.
You also need the following ingredients for 30 pieces:
- 200 g grated coconut
- 200 grams of powdered sugar
- 4 egg whites
- 1 pinch of cinnamon
- 30 – 35 wafers (optional)
- 150 g dark couverture or another chocolate of your choice
If you have all these things at home, you can start baking and you will soon realize how easy it can be to prepare this fluffy pastry.
The preparation – explained step by step
First, add all the ingredients (apart from the chocolate and wafers) to the pot provided. Now heat the mass while stirring constantly. This is particularly important because the ingredients must never be heated above 50 °C.
You can easily keep an eye on the temperature by using a kitchen thermometer. If you don't have one, just use the back of your hand to help. If you can still touch the dough without burning yourself, the perfect temperature has been reached. The temperature is so important because otherwise it can happen very quickly that the egg white sets and you can no longer use the mixture.
You will now notice while stirring how the mass becomes more and more uniform and finally gets a consistency similar to paste. If it also sticks to the spoon and no longer crumbles, the dough is ready for your delicious treat. Now the icing sugar has liquefied and thanks to the egg white, a homogeneous unit has emerged that is just waiting to be turned into cookies and then baked.
If you have decided to use wafers, spread them out on a baking sheet before you put the dough on top. But be careful: the wafers can slip very easily. So that this is not the case, it is best to simply moisten the baking paper with a little water. Now simply spread the batter on the surface using two teaspoons and then slide the tray into the preheated oven.
The whole thing should bake for about 20 minutes at 150 °C. Afterwards you have to let the little delicacies cool down a bit and then you can start feasting.
If you have a piping bag at home, you can easily fill the finished dough into it before you put the chestnuts on the wafers.
In this way, the baked goods are not only much more even, they are also ready even faster.
Of course it is also possible to do without the wafers if you do not like them. In this case, however, make sure to use baking paper or grease the baking tray so that your coconut chestnuts don't stick.
For that special something - this is how your coconut macaroons become real eye-catchers
If you want to make sure that your coconut cookies not only taste great, but also look a real treat, you can decorate them to your heart's content. Chocolate is particularly suitable for this purpose, which you first heat in a water bath or in the microwave until it is liquid.
Then dip the finished baked macaroons in the chocolate and let them stand until the chocolate has completely hardened. Of course, you can add colored sprinkles to the moist chocolate beforehand or add small sugar balls.
So nothing stands in the way of a delicious treat.