Hell Yes Chocolate Macaroons

My best friend got me Company's Coming Fondues for Giftmas, so of course the first thing I cook are the macaroons. It's a cool book--I'm more interested in the recipes for the dippers than for the fondues themselves, although the lemon and cherry fondues look crazy-good!

Anyway, the macaroons... The recipe's listed ingredients were two beaten egg whites, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar, two cups ground almonds, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla; I modified it with 1/4 cup cocoa powder and about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, because I'm ridiculous. Bake at 325 for 12 minutes (I should have for a bit longer--the recipe says make 3/4-inch balls, but I just did 1-inch-plus globs).

They turned out completely decadent. Like a cross between real macaroons and chocolate chip cookies.

Rating: A+++

Oh, P.S., I'm in Ottawa for the holidays. I traded the two-foot snowstorm in DC for the crazy icestorm in Ottawa. Awesome.

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3 Responses to Hell Yes Chocolate Macaroons

  1. OOOh, travel safely! My son is in Ottawa and was lamenting the frigid weather of the past several weeks when we spoke a couple of days ago. Now he says it's a skating rink. Not so awesome.
    The macaroons, on the other hand...hell yes, indeed. Or heaven in a cookie.

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  2. The ice storm was fun, Jodi. So was the subsequent snow. :-P I hope your son enjoys it there! It's almost my favourite city.

    Aerelonian, they're dangerous. So dangerous. I need to go buy a few pounds of almonds to make a few hundred more. I'm peckish right now.

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