I was on a quest to find the perfect coconut macaroon cookie. I tried every possible variation and recipe I could find. Some had a strange texture, some had a fake almond taste. I finally stumbled on this recipe and I was SO excited! I think it is the perfect coconut macaroon. The original recipe called for a canned soft almond paste, but I couldn't find it anywhere around here, so I used this thicker tube of almond paste and grated it. If you are a coconut nut like me, you have to try these. These are the BEST!!!!
Very few ingredients.
Grating the almond paste in my food processor.
(I put mine in the food processor and pulse it a few times)
1 7-ounce package of Pure Almond Paste – grated (Target is the cheapest place I’ve found for this. I grate mine using the grating attachment on my food processor)
½ cup sugar
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
4 egg whites, lightly beaten
I just made these macaroons and shaped them like little nests and baked them. I then put in Cadbury Mini Eggs to make a cute little Easter treat. This combines two of my very favorite things! YUMMMY!