Coconut macaroons are the perfect minimalist cookie. Requiring only seven ingredients, they are a breeze to throw together. I like this particular recipe because the cookies come out light and crispy, and they aren't too sweet. The best part? They're so pretty!
Coconut Macaroons from Epicurious.com
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 300°F. Butter a baking sheet, then line with foil and lightly butter and flour foil, knocking off excess flour.
Stir together egg white, sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and a pinch of salt until combined, then stir in coconut. Divide coconut mixture into little mounds -- anywhere from 4 to 10 cookies -- then drop about 2 inches apart onto greased and floured baking sheet.
Bake at 300°F in middle of oven until tops are pale golden in spots, 15 to 20 minutes, then carefully lift foil with cookies from baking sheet and transfer to a rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes. Peel macaroons from foil.
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