*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *

                        Chocolate Macaroon Squares

Recipe By     : Sunset Magazine, May 1991
Serving Size  : 36   Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Cookies

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
     1/3  Cup           Butter, cut up
     3/4  Cup           Sugar
   1 1/4  Cups          Flour
   4      Large         Egg Whites
   1 1/2  Teaspoons     Vanilla
   3      Cups          Coconut, Shredded Sweetened
   1 1/2  Cups          Chocolate Chips, Semi-sweet

1)  In a food processor or with your fingers, whirl or rub butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 cup flour until dough begins to hold together.

2)  Press dough evenly over bottom of a 9-inch square pan.  Bake crust in a 180° C (350° F) oven until golden, 10-15 minutes.

3)  In a large bowl, beat egg whites until frothy.  Add vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup flour; mix until smooth.  Stir in coconut.

4)  Sprinkle chocolate chips in an even layer over pastry.  Spoon coconut mixture evenly over chocolate; use a spatula to cover chocolate completely.

5)  Return the pan to the oven and continue baking until the macaroon topping is golden and slightly wet looking, about 25 minutes.

6)  Cool in pan on rack.  Using a very sharp knife, cut into 1-1/2 inch squares.
 

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