The Coconut Macaroons Filipino Recipe is a dessert that looks like mini cupcakes but the feel is like chewy cookie that mainly uses nuts and related ingredients.
But in the Philippines, we use desiccated coconut meat for the main ingredient and we called the finish product coconut macaroons. Though it’s indeed sweet, coconut macaroons does not bore the taste buds, probably because of the coconut that has a unique taste.
Anyway, a patisserie friend was kind enough to teach me her recipe. It was so simple even a beginner in cooking could do these.
Basically you just combine all the ingredients in a bowl, mix well, transfer to molds and the oven will do the job. Afterwards, you’re up to enjoy a coconut macaroon that’s crispy on the outside but chewy and soft on the inside plus it has a milky taste.
That’s why it’s favorite dessert of Filipinos, young and old. And the good part is that coconut macaroons can be given as presents especially during Christmas season, it’s natural to see homemade and commercialized coconut macaroons wrapped prettily and sold in stores. Having trouble deciding on a present, why not give coconut macaroons and make it yourself. The receiver will find it thoughtful of you.
Ingredients for Coconut Macaroons Filipino Recipe:
• Desiccated Coconut – 5 cups
• Butter - 3/4 cup (melted)
• Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
• Egg – 3 pcs
• Condensed milk – 5 cups
Cooking Direction for Coconut Macaroons Filipino Recipe:
1. In a large mixing bowl, add melted butter and brown sugar then cream with a fork or mixer.
2. Add the eggs one at a time while stirring continuously. And then add the condensed milk, beat until ingredients are well mixed
3. Add the desiccated coconut and mix to evenly distribute with the mixture.
4. Prepare the baking molds by slightly greasing with butter (adding paper cups will do too).
5. Then scoop a teaspoon of the coconut mixture into each of the baking molds.
6. Bake the coconut mixture in the oven (preheated to 400 degree Fahrenheit) for 15 to 20 minutes or until the macaroons starts to turn golden brown.
7. Remove from molds and place in a nice plate.
8. Allow the macaroons to cool before serving them as a dessert or a snack.
9. Share and enjoy a happy meal.
Macaroons are small; if they get burned they’re burnt all over. So you better keep an eye on it.
Macaroons are good for presents too, use colorful paper cups when baking. Transfer them to a fancy box or large cellophane plastic then tie both with nice ribbons and you have the perfect gift.
Number of servings (yield): 6
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Coconut Macaroons Filipino Recipe
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