Today, we are heading back to Disneyland for some inspiration in the kitchen!
I recently stumbled upon this brilliant recipe by Rumbly Tumbly. While my attention perked up as soon as I saw a recipe for one of my favorite Disneyland Treats, the Matterhorn Macaroon, I was even more excited to see that one of my DFB posts had inspired the author to try her hand at recreating the treats in the first place!
Shannon’s version looks so much like the original and sounds so chewy, moist and delicious. I’m definitely inspired to try my own hand at these giant treats!
Inspired by the Original Treat at Disneyland
Makes 12 Macaroons
1 cup room temperature butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup sweetened, shredded coconut – see note below for how to prepare coconut
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 bag of Wilton Bright White Candy melts
decorators sugar for sprinkling
1. Preheat oven to 325°. Get out an ungreased baking sheet
2. Cream together your butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add salt, extracts, and flour and mix until just combined. Add one cup of coconut (processed in the food processor as described below) and fold in gently.
3. Form into 12 matterhorn mounds and bake until lightly golden around the edges (around 15 minutes.)
4. Remove from oven and cool completely. Melt candy melts as directed on package and dip the tops of your matterhorns in. Sprinkle with decorators sugar.
That’s it! It sounds so simple and delicious, don’t you think? I’m in! After all, it’s great to have a few treat tricks up my sleeve to tide me over between Disneyland adventures.
Will you be trying your hand at this tribute recipe to Matterhorn Macaroons? Let us know what you think in comments below!
Recipe Credit: RumblyTumbly.com