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Chocolate Almond Macaroons Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Almond Macaroons, by , is from Endangered Recipes: Too Good To Be Forgotten, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Shannon Canavin
Added: Saturday, August 6, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 large egg whites
1 c. sugar
6 T. cocoa powder, sifted
1 1/2 c. medium-fine ground almonds (about 6 1/4 oz.)
1/2 tsp. shortening
4 oz. semisweet chocolate

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Place eggs in the clean bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on high speed until the egg whites are stiff. Add sugar slowly and continue beating until egg whites are very thick, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Beat in cocoa until combined. Stir in almonds and mix until completely blended. The batter should be quite thick and sticky.
Line a baking sheet with parchment. Dampen your hands and shape about 1 heaping teaspoonful of dough into a 1-inch ball. Pinch the ball with your fingers to form a teardrop shape and place on prepared baking sheet. Continue this process, spacing cookies about 2 inches apart until all the dough is used.
Bake until cookies are slightly cracked, 15-17 minutes. Let cool on sheet for several minutes, and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Combine shortening and melted chocolate. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of chocolate onto the flat side of a cooled cookie and either place it on parchment or place another cookie on top for a sandwich. Return cookie to rack and let chocolate harden. Repeat process with remaining cookies.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16 cookies
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are really yummy and unique cookies. Modified from Martha Stewart.

 

 

 

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