Monday, April 2, 2012

Chocolate Dipped Macaroons (WW)

3 large egg white(s)
2/3 cup(s) sugar  
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract  
2 1/2 cup(s) dried shredded and sweetened coconut meat, unsweetened  
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small bits   

    * Preheat oven to 350°F. Line one or two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.

    * In a large bowl, whisk egg whites with sugar. Add vanilla and coconut; stir to combine.

    * Scoop up a level tablespoon of batter and form into a ball with your hands; repeat with remaining batter. Place each ball about 1-inch apart on prepared cookie sheets.

    * Bake until tops just start to turn light tan, about 15 to 18 minutes. Remove cookies to a cooling rack for about 30 minutes.

    * Place chocolate in a double boiler or heavy pot; melt over low heat, stirring occasionally (do not allow to burn). Keep chocolate warm and pliable as you dip tops of cookies into chocolate. Place dipped cookies on a metal tray evenly spread apart so they’re not touching; freeze until chocolate sets, about 20 to 30 minutes. Yields 1 cookie per serving.

Serves 32
Weight Watcher's Points Plus Value 2

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