They're often mistaken for Macarons, but they have absolutely nothing in common!
Macaroons and Macarons are entirely different cookies.
Macarons are a French Cookie made with Almond Flour, Egg Whites and sandwiched with a Cream based Filling. They can be made in a variety of colors and flavors.
Macaroon is the American word for a version of a flourless cookie made with Coconut. They can also include Nuts and Chocolate.
I've research many recipes and this is what I come up with. If you will never attempt to make French Macarons, make these easy Macaroons.
Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Sheet Pans lined with Parchment Paper.
1 - 14 oz. bg of Sweet Coconut Flakes
2 C Chocolate Chips, your choice.
3/4 C Chopped Salted Almonds
1 - 14 oz. can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
Here's the easy part:
Mix all of the ingredients well, in a large Mixing Bowl.
Use a 1 3/4" Cookie Scoop and drop the mixture onto the Sheet Pans.
Use the bottom of a small glass to slightly flatten the top of each cookie.
Bake 12 - 14 minutes or until the Coconut is Golden Brown.
Remove the Pan to a Rack and cool completely.
Peace in the Kitchen!