Butter Coconut Macaroon
This very easy recipe for coconut macaroons was given to me by a Filipino friend. This was her grandmother’s recipe and in my opinion, is one of the best coconut macaroon recipes around.
The use of butter in this recipe makes a richer macaroon than the usual Western style macaroon. It also uses desiccated coconut, a finer, dryer form of grated coconut and results in a macaroon that’s has a more dense texture than those made with coarsely grated coconut. It can be found in many supermarkets next to the regular, sweetened, grated coconut or in specialty stores or websites that carry baking ingredients.
I have used a regular size cupcake pan here, but any size may be used. Mini cupcake liners would be very nice for party or holiday cookie trays. They’re perfect just as they are, or drizzled with a bit of melted chocolate as I’ve done here