Friday, April 6, 2012

Cocoa Macaroons


Here's a quick and easy recipe for Easter.  These can be made as fancy as you like by piping them through a wide star tip with a piping bag or you can just roll them by hand into small 1" balls.  I also used a small brownie mold with some and they would be great like that dipped in chocolate!

And as I posted here, these little cookies are fitting my diet these days (if I only have a couple :) because of the high fiber, high protein, and low sugar content!  They are also great as a carob treat.

Cocoa Macaroons
Soy/ Dairy/ Gluten/ Grain/ Nut/ and White Sugar-free
Yields about 42 1" macaroons, more or less depending on how you size them

Ingredients
  • 9 oz shredded coconut, unsweetened, unsulfured (appx. 3 cups)
  • 1/2 oz coconut oil (1 Tbsp)
  • 1/2 oz vanilla (1Tbsp)
  • 10 grams cocoa or carob powder (2 Tbsp)
  • 45 grams coconut sugar (rounded 1/4 cup)
  • 6.5 oz egg whites (or the whites from 5 large eggs)
Method 
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until just combined, or blend in Vitamix- but put the whites in first- on speed 5-6 until combined.
  • The dough will be somewhat sticky, but you can roll them out into 1" sized balls or you can pipe them onto a cookie sheet.  If you need to, you can add up to 2 Tbsp of water to make piping easier- but increase baking time by a couple of minutes.  They will not rise much, so you can pipe closely together.
  • Bake at 325 F for 12-15 minutes.
This post has been linked up to:
Sugar-Free Sunday @ Flip Cookbook
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free

2 comments:

  1. Hi Eryn! These look lovely! This Sugar Free Sunday has truly been phenomenal for me... This is day #3 being sugar free... and I thought baking was going to suck... and here I have some amazing recipes! :)

    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous recipe on Sugar Free Sunday! :)

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  2. Eryn, LOVELY macaroons!!! Hey you are the winner of Nourishing Hope for Autism's guidebook. Contact me with your mailing address : ) xoLexie

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