Chocolate Macaroons


I make macaroons every year at Passover.  They never look like I want them to look.  This year I opted out of the annual recipe and went for the chocolate macaroon recipe from Saveur.   These are really good.  They still spread a little but I can deal.

This makes about two dozen

4 1/2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1 1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
6 egg whites
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325.   Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Mix together all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a medium sized sauce pan.  Mix over a medium low heat for about 6 minutes.  The mixture will get thoroughly mixed together and sticky.  Set aside and let cool to room temperature.

Mix in the chocolate chips.  Using a tablespoon to create a round drop cookie and put them on the cookie sheet.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until crisp.  Cool and eat.