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my favorite pineapple macaroons

Recipe by
Julia Ferguson
Greenwood, IN

This Pineapple Macaroon is a take on My Favorite Macaroon. One day while grocery shopping I saw snack sized bags of freeze dried pineapple, I tried it, so glad I did. I served these cookies to the guys who worked on our crawlspace project, and got rave reviews. I was unable to find pineapple extract, I went to Amazon and purchased a small bottle of LorAnn Pineapple Flavoring SS. The SS = super strength, for 1 tsp of vanilla or other extract, use 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of the pineapple flavoring. 1/4 tsp. is plenty. If doubling recipe use 1/2 tsp. I doubled the recipe and used 1/2 tsp.

yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For my favorite pineapple macaroons

  • 2 bag
    snack size, freeze dried pineapple
  • 1-14 oz. bag
    coconut, sweetened shredded
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 4 jumbo
    egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp
    lorann pineapple flavoring ss

How To Make my favorite pineapple macaroons

  • 1
    In a mini food chopper, pulse the 2 snack sized bags of freeze dried pineapples to a powder.
  • 2
    In a large mixing bowl combine coconut, crushed freeze dried pineapple powder, flour, sugar and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  • 3
    Separate egg whites from yolks. Add pineapple extract to egg whites. Egg yolks can be saved and used for another recipe (how about a lemon curd?)
  • 4
    Add the pineapple extract and egg white mixture to the coconut flour mixture, mix thoroughly. Just when you think it is mixed thoroughly, mix again.
  • 5
    Drop by teaspoon or cookie scoop onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 325^F. for 20 min. Let sit on cookie sheet about 2 min. Move to wire rack to cool. Store in air tight container.
  • 6
    Notes: When I made this recipe I doubled the ingredients, here is what I did: Added 1 more egg white, which would make a total of 9 egg whites. Used 4 bags of the snack sized freeze dried pineapple. The additional volume of the freeze dried pineapple powder is the reason for adding 1 more egg white.