California Walnut Chocolate Macaroons

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California Walnut Chocolate Macaroons
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  • 50 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • Cookie
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar or pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups California walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, choppedDrizzle
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate , chopped
  • 1 tbsp whipping cream
  • 1 cup California walnuts, finely chopped

Preparation

Preparation

1 Preheat oven to 350°F

2 In bowl beat egg whites with salt, using a hand mixer on medium high speed; gradually add sugar and vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in walnuts and chocolate.

3 Fill pastry bag fitted with a 1-inch round tip with dough and for each cookie pipe about 1 tbsp of dough onto non-stick or parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.

4 Bake on middle rack for about 15 minutes, until cookies are puffed and tops appear dry.

5 Let cool one minute in pan and transfer to rack to cool completely. Meanwhile, add chocolate and cream in bowl and melt in microwave on high for 1 minute.

6 Stir until completely smooth. Pour melted chocolate into a plastic freezer bag and cut a small hole from the bottom tip of the bag to create a makeshift piping bag.

7 Drizzle chocolate over macaroons and sprinkle with walnuts.

Source: California Walnut Board