This chewy holiday macaroons are crispy on the outside, and chewy in the middle-the perfect combo that every craves!
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp almond extract
5-7 drops red and/or green dye (if desired)
24 oz (9 cups) sweetened flaked coconut
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1. Heat oven to 325 F. Combine butter, sugar and salt in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, almond extract and food color, if desired; continue beating until well mixed. Stir in coconut with wooden spoon until well mixed.
2. Scoop dough by the tablespoon onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 20-22 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
3. When done, let cool for about 5 minutes on sheet, then remove and let cool completely on rack.
4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and enjoy!
Enjoy your holiday macaroons!