Recipe courtesy of Molly Yeh

Matcha Macaroon Monsters

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 20 to 24 cookies
Macaroons are traditionally made around Passover since they don't have any leaveners, but I make them all year round because they're delicious! This version has my favorite natural green food coloring, matcha, to make them look like monsters.



Special equipment:
a 2-inch cookie scoop or a kitchen scale
  1. Place an oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the condensed milk and matcha. Mix in the coconut and set aside.
  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, add the egg whites and salt. Using a hand mixer, beat until stiff peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture. Spoon lightly packed 2-inch balls (you can use a 2-inch cookie scoop or weigh 1.5 ounces) of the mixture onto the baking sheets, spaced 1 inch apart.
  4. Bake in the oven until golden brown; begin checking for doneness at 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes on the pans. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Allow the baking sheets to cool completely. You’ll use them again.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each, or in a heat-safe bowl over a pot of simmering water, stirring often. Dip the bottoms of the macaroons in the chocolate, scraping off any excess. Then dip in the silver sanding sugar and return to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Attach the candy eyeballs using the chocolate as glue. Let the macaroons set at room temperature or in the fridge. Enjoy!
  6. The macaroons can be kept at room temperature for about 3 days or in the fridge for up to a week.