Photo: Hector Sanchez
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Yield
Makes about 6 dozen

These soft, chewy macaroons are festive and fun with their ambrosia-inspired look and flavor. You can switch up the garnishes from red cherries to green cherries or orange peels if you prefer!

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Beat egg white at high speed with an electric stand mixer, using whisk attachment, until foamy; gradually add sugar, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until soft peaks form.

Step 2

Gently stir in butter and next 4 ingredients. Stir in flour. Stir in coconut and pineapple until blended.

Step 3

Drop batter by teaspoonfuls 1 inch apart onto 2 parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Place 1 cherry half in center of each cookie.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown, switching baking sheets halfway through. Cool on baking sheets 10 minutes; transfer cookies to wire racks, and cool.