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Cocoa Hazelnut Macaroons


Cocoa Hazelnut Macaroons

Cocoa Hazelnut Macaroons

To satisfy your holiday sweet tooth without cheating on your diet, bake up a batch of these moist and chewy cookies. Hazelnuts add just the right amount of delicate nuttiness to these tantalizing morsels.

Yield

Makes 3 dozen cookies (3 cookies per serving)

Ingredients

1/3 cup hazelnuts
3/4 cup quick oats
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread hazelnuts in even layer on cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Quickly transfer nuts to clean dry dish towel. Fold towel; rub vigorously to remove as much of the skins as possible. Finely chop nuts using food processor or chef's knife. Combine chopped nuts, oats, cocoa, brown sugar and flour in medium bowl; mix well.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Combine egg whites, vanilla and salt in clean dry medium mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar; beat at high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in nut mixture with rubber spatula.
  3. Drop level measuring tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until tops of cookies no longer appear wet. Transfer to wire rack. Store in loosely covered container.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 3 cookies
Sodium 112 mg
Protein 3 g
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrate 18 g
Cholesterol <1 mg
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat 3 g
Calories from Fat 24 %
Calories 104

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1/2
Starch 1

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