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!

Ben Mims
This Story Originally Appeared On myrecipes.com

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Credit: Hector Sanchez

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hands-on:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Yield:
Makes about 6 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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