Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Magic :: Bed + Macaroons

 I quite literally spent the entire weekend catching up on sleep. I rarely sleep past 8:00 am, but I didn't wake up until noon on Saturday! Insanity!

While I wasn't sleeping, I was baking the best macaroons on earth: 
These are a must-bake! They are simple and absolutely scrumptious.

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
  • 3 large eggs
  • 24 ounces sweetened flaked coconut (about 6 cups firmly packed)
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted]

Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 325°F. Line 3 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment. 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.
Bake macaroons, 1 sheet at a time, until golden on bottom and browned in spots, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely on sheets.
Using fork, drizzle chocolate over macaroons. Chill on sheets until chocolate is firm, about 30 minutes. 
{Recipe from}

To make it extra special, I added half an airplane bottle of Gran Marnier into the chocolate sauce. It gave it a little extra zing and made the macaroons taste a little more gourmet.

Hope you all had fabulous weekends! Tomorrow I jet off for Miami and I cannot wait!



  1. I love everything about this post. Can't wait for our upcoming skype date!!

  2. Those macaroons look a-mazing!!:)


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