Chocolate Chunk Macaroons

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Nutmeg Nanny is not just some random name I picked.  I am actually a nanny.  When I mentioned to the little girl I work with that I was working on my kooky cooky challenge she was more than willing to help me reach my goal.  I had her look at the book and she immediately wanted to make these little beauties.  I had a hunch she was going to pick something with coconut since it is her favorite.  After we got everything we needed we went  back to her house and started our baking.  She measured and cracked eggs (that is her favorite job) and then she plunged her hands into the gooey mess and mixed it up.  She has a blast and it was great having someone else get their hands all covered in gunk instead of me :) Enjoy!

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Chocolate Chunk Macaroons

Ingredients:

3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine sugar, coconut, egg whites, chocolate chunks, vanilla, and salt. Use your hands to mix well, completely combining ingredients.

Dampen hands with cold water. Form 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture into a loose haystack shape, and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture, placing macaroons about 1 inch apart.

Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven to a wire rack, and let macaroons cool slightly on baking sheet. These are best served warm from the oven, but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days; leave in a warm place for 1 hour before serving to allow chocolate to soften.

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15 Responses to “Chocolate Chunk Macaroons”

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    jenn — October 5, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Chocolate, coconut. count me in. These are my kind of treats.

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    Donna — October 6, 2009 at 5:54 am

    I am all over this, will be trying these today or tomorrow. Love the chunks in them!

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    doggybloggy — October 6, 2009 at 7:50 am

    I love how deceptively simple these are are – deeeeelish

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    Faith — October 6, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Coconut macaroons are one of hubby’s favorite cookies! I usually dip either the top or bottom in melted chocolate, but I like your way better with the chocolate chunks inside. ;)

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — October 6, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Yum – good choice of cookies! These look tasty and delicious… you can’t go wrong with coconut and chocolate!

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    Reeni — October 6, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    What tasty little treats!! I love how easy they are. I bet they are really yummy and so easy to pop in your mouth!

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    Debbie — October 7, 2009 at 5:59 am

    My kind of cookie. You just cannot go wrong with coconut and chocolate!

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    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — October 7, 2009 at 9:42 am

    These sounds scrumptious with chocolate chunks!

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    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — October 7, 2009 at 9:43 am

    These sound scrumptious with chocolate chunks!

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    kms — October 7, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    your little girl and i have something in common – coconut!! what a lucky girl to have you for a nanny, to make her such delightful treats!!

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    Blond Duck — October 7, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I can totally imagine you as a nanny. You’re so sweet and fun-loving!

    And I can totally make these cookies (with pb chips!) I love coconut!

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    megan — October 8, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Great minds think alike. I’m making a coca coconut cookie. A little bit different but not much! Yours looks delicious. I’d eat a couple for breakfast with my coffee this morning if I had any. ;-).

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    girlichef — October 8, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I love coconut cookies…esp macaroon style!! Fun mess for the kiddos, too :D

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    Blond Duck — October 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    We girls must all fight the breast cancer!

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    Sara@Sprouted Kitchen — October 9, 2009 at 11:36 am

    it is not until this year that I realized that I LOVE macaroons!!! Only with chocolate of course, like yours, so good!

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