Chocolate Cherry Coconut Macaroons
There is a distinct difference in both flavor and texture between a macaroon and a macaron! One little "o" separates the cookies in the dictionary, but the two confections are worlds apart in flavor, texture and appearance. The macaron is an utterly French creation; crisp on the outside, but soft and chewy on the inside. Butter cream graces the center of one of the two cookies. One bite and your mind wanders to quaint Parisian patisseries. I have made it known that French macarons are one of my favorite desserts, but macaroons are a close second. Macaroons are a classic American creation, vastly different from the French macaron. The macaroon is essentially a coconut cookie, reminiscent of the center of a Mounds candy bar, but lighter and more airy. The addition of dark chocolate pushes this simple and delicious treat over the edge of decadence.
But why stop at covering your creation in dark chocolate!? Let's make this American treat even more decadent with the addition of our pure cherry extract. Pure cherry extract from Beanilla is tart, sweet and fruity. The subtle, natural flavor of our extract will be the perfect addition to any drink, dessert or baked good.
Adding cherry extract to a classic coconut macaroon brings the flavor of cookie to a whole new level of deliciousness, in addition to enhancing the natural cherry essence found in many dark chocolate bars on the market today. Try it! Your taste buds and sweet tooth will thank you!