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These brown sugar orange macaroons are the perfect coconut cookie treat. They are fresh, zesty and perfect sweet.

These brown sugar orange macaroons are the perfect coconut cookie treat. They are fresh, zesty and perfect sweet.

Happy Mother’s Day!!! It is a very special day for all those hard working moms out there in the universe.  I unfortunately do not get to see my mother because she lives in Florida but I did make sure to call her early this morning to wish her a wonderful day.  Today was very busy and since I had to work I took the little girl I nanny for to the aquarium in Connecticut.  This took most of my energy so there for I wanted a quick cookie that would taste good and I needed to have most of the ingredients at my bosses’ house.  I looked through my saved recipes and settled on an ambrosia macaroon.  I lacked some of the needed ingredients but I improvised and in the end they turned out super delicious.

The cookies have a hint of orange zest which I think adds a lot to the recipe.  It really perks up the flavor.  I also made the macaroon with brown sugar instead of white sugar.  Before I made this recipe I read through the comments and the one thing that stuck out was the fact that people were complaining the cookies were too coconutty.  I personally think that if you are eating a macaroon you would know it would be heavy on the coconut because that is what they are made of.  Common sense should tell you what you are getting into when you see a recipe that basically calls for all coconut and very little other ingredients.  I wanted to bring this point up just in case people are not coco “nuts” (as one commenter pointed out) because they may not enjoy this cookie.  Oh one last thing.  These cookies go from brown to burnt on the bottom very quickly.  While they still taste good a little dark brown they do not taste that great when the bottoms are black…I know I tried…yuck!

These brown sugar orange macaroons are the perfect coconut cookie treat. They are fresh, zesty and perfect sweet.

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Brown Sugar Orange Macaroons

Yield: About 45 cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3-4 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
3 large eggs
24 oz sweetened flaked coconut

Source: Inspired from Bon Appetit Ambrosia Macaroons

Directions:

Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 325°F. Line 3 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar and salt; beat until blended. Beat in orange peel, then eggs, 1 at a time. Mix in coconut. Drop batter onto sheets by tablespoonfuls, spacing 1 1/2 inches apart.

Bake macaroons, 1 sheet at a time, until golden on bottom and browned in spots, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely on sheets.

These brown sugar orange macaroons are the perfect coconut cookie treat. They are fresh, zesty and perfect sweet.

 

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Claudia Haas

Friday 15th of May 2009

Looks delicious and easy. And love Lola!

The Blonde Duck

Friday 15th of May 2009

Saw you on Reeni's blog and wanted to say hi!

nutmegnanny

Friday 15th of May 2009

Hi back:) Thank you so much for reading my blog!

Jescel

Friday 15th of May 2009

oh my.. i've been craving for macaroons lately, but haven't had the time to make them. and then, i stumbled upon your blog... with macaroons!!! after seeing this.. i think i've gotten desperate for them now! hahaha...

nutmegnanny

Friday 15th of May 2009

Thank for checking out my blog:) I know how it feels to be craving something but the best part is that these macaroons are super easy to make and take no time at all!

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