Two-Berry Coconut Macaroons

These Two-Berry Coconut Macaroons didn’t turn out as purple as I had hoped. They look more pinkish in my mind, but I served them anyways at the 1000th Post Party. My sister and I baked these cookies while she was here. We used a combination of blackberries and raspberries, hoping the blackberries would turn the cookies purple.

Purple or not, these cookies are great for a couple of reasons. For starters, you make them in a food processor. How fun is that?!? They come together in a matter of minutes and then you scoop them onto cookie sheets.

Second, these cookies freeze really well. After we baked them (and taste tested a few), we popped them into the freezer until the party. Even outside of the freezer, they stay fresh for a couple weeks. Next time you’re looking for a quick and easy, unique cookie recipe, I recommend giving these guys a go.

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Two-Berry Coconut Macaroons

These cookies freeze really well and would be delicious dipped in chocolate

Yield: ~4 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

14 ounces (400 grams) sweetened, flaked coconut
2/3 cup (130 grams) granulated sugar
3 large egg whites
Heaped 1/4 teaspoon flaked sea salt or level 1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 pint (6 ounces, 170 grams or 1 1/4 cups) fresh raspberries (if washed, patted very dry)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a food processor, blend the coconut for a minute. Add sugar, blend another minute. Add egg whites, salt and almond extract and blend for another minute. Add raspberries and pulse machine on and off in short bursts until they are largely, but not fully, broken down. Some visible flecks of raspberry here and there are great. When you open the machine, you’ll see some parts of the batter that are still fully white while others are fully pink. Resist stirring them together.

With a tablespoon measure or cookie scoop, scoop batter into 1-inch mounds. You can arrange the cookies fairly close together as they don’t spread, just puff a bit. Scooping a little of the pink batter and a little of the white batter together makes them look extra marble-y and pretty.

Bake cookies for 25 to 30 minutes, until they look a little toasted on top. Let them rest on the tray for 10 minutes after baking (or you can let them fully cool in place, if you’re not in a rush to use the tray again), as they’ll be hard to move right out of the oven. They’ll firm up as they cool, but still remain softer and less dry inside than traditional macaroons.

Recipe from Smitten Kitchen

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16 Responses to “Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream Bars”

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    oneordinaryday — September 17, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I guess they would be hard to bite into, but if you made them thinner you wouldn’t have such a beautiful swirl of blueberry in there. They look fabulous.

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    Jade — September 17, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Those look amazing! Totally on my list!

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    Mimi — September 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    These look delicious. I love lemon and blueberries.
    Mimi

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    nutmegnanny — September 17, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    These look great! Maybe a little thinner would be better but either way they must have tasted fantastic!

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    Ingrid — September 17, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Yum, I think your idea of a cheesecake ice cream brillant. I agree those swirls are gorgeous!
    ~ingrid

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    stephchows — September 17, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    mmmmm i’d love to have a batch of those sitting in front of me right now!

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    Melissa — September 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    These are too pretty to eat! I love the blueberry/lemon combo.

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    Joelen — September 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    These look outstanding! I love the swirls and the combo of lemon and blueberry is always a winner!

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    Colleen — September 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Looks delicious! Gorgeous photos.

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    SugarCooking — September 19, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Those look great! What a beautiful photo!

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    eliza — September 19, 2009 at 2:09 am

    very nice! look just exactly like the ones in the magazine!

    eliza
    http://fooddiary.blogsome.com

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    Stephanie Wagner — September 21, 2009 at 11:06 am

    These are amazing! I didn’t know they were dairy free… We just found our little nephew is allergic to dairy, I’ll have to make these for him.

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    A & W — September 29, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Just as gorgeous as they were on the cover of Gourmet. Saw these on tastespotting and knew I recognized them! Yum!

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    A & W — September 29, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Just as gorgeous as they were on the cover of Gourmet. Saw these on tastespotting and knew I recognized them! Yum!

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    Joudie's Mood Food — August 7, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    This looks ……… WOW!!!!

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    offmotorway — September 16, 2010 at 9:04 am

    What a great idea! One of the best looking desserts I’ve seen in a long time – irresistable!

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