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December 20, 2012

Recipe of the Week: Coconut Macaroons

Mary Lynn Howard of Beulah submitted today's recipe for Coconut Macaroons after making it for the first time and finding it delicious. She received the recipe from a friend.

"They were crunchy and slightly brown on the outside and soft and gooey (at least while still warm) on the inside," she said. "Put this one in your file for Christmas."

Coconut Macaroons

2/3 c. sweetened condensed milk

1 large egg white

1½ t. vanilla

1/8 t. salt

3½ c. flaked or shredded sweetened coconut

Position a rack in the upper third of the oven. Preheat to 325.

Cover cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Stir together until well combined: sweetened condensed milk, egg white, vanilla and salt.

Then stir in coconut until well blended.

Drop the dough by scant measuring tablespoonfuls onto the sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart.

Bake, 1 sheet at a time, until cookies are nicely browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove the sheet to a rack and let stand until cookies are completely cool. Carefully peel the cookies from the paper or foil.

Makes about 2 dozen 1½-inch cookies. Howard made the cookies larger, yielding about 15.

Share your favorite recipe with fellow food lovers, and we'll send you an apron. Please provide recipe, along with your name, mailing address, phone number and some details on you, where you got the recipe and why you like it, to: Recipe of the Week, Record-Eagle, 120 W. Front, Traverse City, MI 49685; fax (231) 946-8632; or email We'll send a Record-Eagle apron to those whose recipes are printed.

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