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Ambrosia Macaroons



These Ambrosia Macaroons are totally yummy - lots of orange flavor, and the bittersweet chocolate is just right for off-setting the sweetness of the macaroon. Oh, and easy. Did I mention the easy? They totally are.

These Ambrosia Macaroons are totally yummy – lots of orange flavor, and the bittersweet chocolate is just right for off-setting the sweetness of the macaroon. Oh, and easy. Did I mention the easy? They totally are.



Ambrosia Macaroons

Ambrosia Macaroons
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These Ambrosia Macaroons are totally yummy - lots of orange flavor, and the bittersweet chocolate is just right for off-setting the sweetness of the macaroon. Oh, and easy. Did I mention the easy? They totally are.


  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. finely grated orange peel
  • 3 large eggs
  • 24 oz. sweetened flaked coconut (about 6 c. firmly packed)
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted



  1. Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 325 F. Line 3 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar and salt; beat until blended. Beat in orange peel, then eggs, 1 at a time. Mix in coconut. Drop batter onto sheets by tablespoonfuls, spacing 1 1/2 inches apart.
  3. Bake macaroons, 1 sheet at a time, until golden on bottom and browned in spots, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely on sheets.
  4. Using fork, drizzle chocolate over macaroons. Chill on sheets until chocolate is firm, about 30 minutes.



Recipe and Photo: Cast Sugar

These Ambrosia Macaroons are totally yummy - lots of orange flavor, and the bittersweet chocolate is just right for off-setting the sweetness of the macaroon. Oh, and easy. Did I mention the easy? They totally are. #dessert #cookies #macaroons

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