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Golden Macaroons


2 1/2 cups flaked sweetened coconut

2 cups unsweetened finely shredded coconut

1 cup granulated sugar

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 egg whites

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In large bowl combine flaked and shredded coconut until evenly mixed. In a medium mixing bowl combine sugar, flour and salt. Add egg whites, honey and vanilla extract. Whisk rapidly until smooth. Pour sugar and egg white mixture over coconut mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon. Use hands and continue to blend until evenly mixed. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with baking parchment.

Drop rounded tablespoon of macaroon batter onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Gently pinch mounds into shaggy pyramids. Bake 17 to 19 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven. Transfer macaroons immediately to a cooling rack.