Raspberry Coconut Macaroons ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

Last week, I shared the roasted eggplant with tomatoes and basil that I made for the holidays.  Well, today I wanted to switch it up and share the beautiful dessert I made!

Normally, I like to have more than a few desserts when company comes over, but this time I chose to make just one.  Usually, most people are stuffed at the end of the meal, and guests unexpectedly bring desserts anyways!


Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!


Let me just say first that these macaroons are AMAZING!  I made these a few years ago and because I loved them so much, it was the first recipe I added to the holiday menu.  I'll remind you that I set out to make this an all Smitten Kitchen recipe holiday, and for a good reason.  Deb did her homework on the macaroons, which you can see if you take a peek at her original recipe.  Read on for A+ macaroons!


Raspberry Coconut Macaroons
From Smitten Kitchen


Ingredients
  • 14 oz. (400 g) sweetened, flaked coconut
  • 2/3 cup (130 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. table salt OR heaped 1/4 tsp. flaked sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 pint (6 oz., 170 g or 1 1/4 cups) fresh raspberries (patted VERY dry; see note at end)

Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!


Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
I used a nonstick baking sheet, which worked okay.  Just a couple of the macaroons stuck a little.  No biggie!

3. In a food processor, blend the coconut for a minute.


Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!


4. Add sugar and blend for one minute.

5. Add the egg whites, salt and almond extract and blend for another minute.
I used the 1/4 tsp. of regular salt.


Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!


6. Add the raspberries and pulse in short bursts until the raspberries are broken down, but still with some visible flecks.


Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!
Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!


Note:   Leave the white and the pink parts of the batter separate, so you can swirl them later!


Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!


8. With a size #70 cookie scoop or a Tablespoon, scoop a little of the pink batter then a little of white batter.


Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!


Note: The cookies can be spaced close together since they will not spread.


Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!
Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!


9. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until slightly browned on top.


Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!


10. When finished, leave the macaroons to cool on the tray for at least 10 minutes.  They will firm up and be easier to transfer.


Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!


11. Enjoy!

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By the way, you may have noticed that I showed frozen raspberries in my step-by-step pictures.  I decided to make a double batch, and made the silly mistake of doubling every ingredient EXCEPT the raspberries on my list!  The first batch with fresh raspberries ended up perfect.  I didn't want to run back to the store, so I baked the second batch with the frozen kind.

DO NOT use frozen raspberries!  The water content is super high, and they end up looking like this on the baking sheet.


Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!


And this when baked!


Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!


The extra juiciness made it too moist and completely pink!  However, they tasted fine once I removed the burned edges.  Still, not the most beautiful macaroons I've ever made.


Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Diane's Vintage Zest!


I love these little beauties, and I can't wait to make them again!

What is your favorite unexpected flavor combination?  Mine is obviously raspberry and coconut!



21 comments:

  1. Wow! I love raspberries and I ADORE coconut! You're a girl after my own heart ;).

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  2. Love macaroons and the raspberries make them so seasonal and pretty. thanks for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

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  3. OH. MY. MACAROON. These look to die for! nom nom nom.... Thanks for linking up at the Summer Bucket List Party =) Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

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  4. These look so good. I have to try them.
    Jackie
    www.delectablydomestic.com

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  5. These sound delicious! Love raspberry and coconut - and walnuts. Lemon is usually my favorite, but not sure how that would taste in a macaroon. I'm going to try these! Thanks. :-)

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  6. What beautiful Macaroons, we will just love these special treats.
    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great weekend and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. These look great! They must taste delicious! Thank you for sharing your post with The Natural Homeschool and The Life of Jennifer Dawn Linky Party. :)

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  8. Oh goodness...these look amazing! YUM!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  9. These sound good. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party.

    Have a great week.

    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  10. Ooh, nice! Might have to try something like this and experiment with flavors!

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  11. I love raspberry and coconut! I can only imagine how lovely they'd taste together. :)

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  12. I love anything and everything coconut! Thanks for the idea!

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  13. These sound so good and look easy

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  14. these sound yummy! I'm obsessed with anything coconut so it's on my list :)

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  15. They look delicious. I was getting confused with macaroons and macarons recently when I made macarons - now I know which is which I need to try macaroons - hope they turn out as well as yours! :)

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    Hope you have a fabulous week!

    Jill @ Creating my way
    to Success

    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  16. Can you just mail me some! They look so good but I really cant bake.
    Goofball Mommy
    www.goofballmommy.com

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  17. Love all the process pics. :)

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  18. I'm not usually a fan of raspberry but I think coconut can make anything taste better so I might give this a try! Pinning :)

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  19. Oh gosh, I love raspberry anything! These sound like they are delicious!

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