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Ambrosia macaroons

Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yields Makes about 4 1/2 dozen macaroons
Ambrosia macaroons
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
1

Heat the oven to 325 degrees and position a rack in the center of the oven. Line 3 large, rimmed baking sheets with parchment.

2

In the bowl of a stand mixer using a paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add the sugar and salt and beat until well-blended. Beat in the grated orange peel, then the eggs, one at a time. Gently fold in the coconut.

3

Drop the batter by the tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing each macaroon 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until golden on the bottom and browned in spots, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely on the sheets.

4

Using a fork, drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled macaroons. Chill, still on the sheets, until the chocolate is firm, about 30 minutes.

Adapted from a recipe by Tene Harris.

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