Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons are a small cookie made from coconut, sugar, egg whites, and flour. They are sweet with a crisp outside and a chewy interior! Dip them in melted chocolate for a little something extra. A great dessert and perfect for Easter.

COCONUT MACAROON RECIPE

If you’ve never made a macaroon you know that 98% of the recipes have sweetened condensed milk in them. Believe me I’ve test both that version and the egg white version and it yields chewy coconut macaroons.

INGREDIENTS

  • SWEETENED COCONUT – sweetened coconut flakes are great here so we don’t have to add so much sugar as if we were using unsweetened shredded coconut. A classic recipe for a coconut lover.
  • EGG WHITES – some recipes use sweetened condensed milk but this version is so much better and the egg whites give them a chewy texture.
  • FLOUR
  • SUGAR
  • VANILLA EXTRACT – this is what is traditionally used but you could add some almond extract as well.
  • SALT – A pinch of salt brings out the flavors.
  • CHOCOLATE CHIPS – a great way to up a coconut macaroons recipe is to dip them in chocolate. You can use semi-sweet chocolate, milk or dark chocolate chips.

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HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MACAROONS?

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine the coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Add egg whites and vanilla; mix well.
  2. Drop tablespoon sized portions of the coconut mixture using a spoon or cookie scoop onto prepared baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on cooling rack.
  3. For chocolate dipped macaroons: In a small bowl, melt the chocolate chips in 30 second intervals in the microwave stirring in between until smooth. If you want to melt in a double boiler, you can do it that way as well. Immediately dip the bottoms of the macaroons in the chocolate and cool on parchment paper.

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MACAROON VS MACARON

The difference between macaroons and macarons is great! Macaroons (pronounced mack-a-roon) are an American cookie made with shredded coconut and often dipped in chocolate. Macarons (pronounced mac-a-rohn), are a delicate French sandwich cookie meringue sandwich cookies filled with buttercream, ganache or jam. 

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Coconut Macaroons are a small cookie made from coconut, sugar, egg whites, and flour. They are sweet with a crisp outside and a chewy interior! Dip them in melted chocolate for a little something extra. A great dessert and perfect for Easter.

  • 1-1/3
    cups
    sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3
    cup
    granulated sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/8
    teaspoon
    salt
  • 2
    large
    egg whites
    room temperature
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4
    cup
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
    (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine the coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Add egg whites and vanilla; mix well.

  2. Drop tablespoon sized portions of the coconut mixture onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

  3. For chocolate dipped macaroons: In a heatproof bowl, melt the chocolate chips in 30 second increments in the microwave stirring in between until smooth. If you want to melt in a double boiler, you can do it that way as well. Immediately dip the bottoms of the macaroons in the chocolate and cool on parchment paper.

coconut macaroons

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