Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

Enough with reminiscing about holiday cookies past, it is time to kick off this years holiday cookie baking! First up on the list was a classic, coconut macaroons; not to be confused with macarons. Coconut macaroons are really simple containing just shredded coconut, sugar and egg whites to hold it all together. You bake them in the oven until they turn a nice light golden brown on the outside and after they cool they have an amazing slightly crisp outer layer but the inside is nice and moist and tender and oh so good! If you are a fan of coconut then these macaroons are definitely for you! For a lighter and fluffier version you can beat the egg whites and sugar until they form stiff peaks before folding in the coconut. Speaking of coconut, one of the best things to pair coconut with is chocolate and I could not resist drizzling some melted dark chocolate over my coconut macaroons!

Coconut Macaroons

(makes 18-25 cookies)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
3 large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup of sugar
3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
2 ounces dark chocolate (shaved)

Directions:
1. Mix the egg whites, vanilla, sugar and coconut in a bowl.
2. Spoon the batter onto a parchment paper lined baking pan with 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons of batter per cookie.
3. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until lightly golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
4. Let cool for 20 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler and dip the macaroons in the chocolate or drizzle the chocolate on the macaroons.

Similar Recipes:
Green Tea Macarons
Meringues

Use the leftover egg yolks in:
Guinness Chocolate Pudding
Hollandaise Sauce
Avgolemono Sauce
Azuki (Red Bean) Ice Cream
Black Sesame Ice Cream

46 comments:

Shivani said...

very tempting, i am feeling to pick one

Missie said...

Oh these look tasty!

Laura Keller said...

I love coconut macaroons... Especially with just a drizzle of chocolate overtop. These look delicious, thanks for sharing!

doggybloggy said...

GREAT way to kick off the cookie season - this is a classic in my book and it almost comes together all by itself....

Brandi said...

I love coconut macaroons! I had no idea the ingredients would be so simple. thanks for sharing. I will definitely be making these soon!

Karen from Globetrotter Diaries said...

Wow these look amaaaaazing. I want one now! Sounds pretty easy to make too

vanillasugar said...

love these! i need to make them again. i made them once w a graham cracker base (and salt) very good.

Aurelia said...

My Dad loves macaroons and these not only look delicious but really pretty and stylish too! I'm thinking this would be a great recipe to make some for his Christmas present :)

Thanks for sharing it, I've never made any before but you've inspired me to give it a go!

Alicia Marie said...

Yum! I'm a sucker for coconut. Gotta try these soon!

Robin Sue said...

One of my favorites! Send some on down please!

Julie said...

The melted chocolate on top makes them completely adorable! They look delish.

Emily Ae-hui DeKam said...

Wow...that looks AMAZING!!

thecompletecookbook said...

These coconut macaroons look heavenly and light.
:-) Mandy

Joanne said...

I'm all for a mega dense coconut macaroon. These sound delicious.

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

OH MY GOD!!!! I baked these yesterday too... well you know what they say about great minds... I used ground almonds in mine too and have frozen them for the big day!!!...I'll defrost and do the chocolate thing when I serve them... your's look lovely by the way!

Stanislav said...

This recipe looks very simple, quick and delicious holiday cookies :)

The Culinary Chase said...

Kevin, these look so delicious!!

ChiTown Girl said...

I have this same recipe, and it's soooo good! Like you, I felt it needed some chocolate, but I dip the bottom of my macaroons in melted dark chocolate. YUM!

Nisrine | Dinners and Dreams said...

Kevin, these macaroons look gorgeous and perfect for the holidays. Bookmarked!

Food o' del Mundo said...

Oh my! I used to adore these. It's been over 20 years since I've last had them. Time to get busy!
Thanks for reminding me ;-)
~Mary

Victor said...

This is my favorite dessert to make. I tend to use the egg yolks as well so I don't waste them and it gives a creamy texture to the macaroons.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your blog. These look yummy! How long do I beat the egg + sugar mixture? Thanks much! Kim

Susan: My Food Obsession said...

These look delicious Kevin! I'm a real sucker for anything coconut :)

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

My favorite combo - coconut and chocolate! These are beautiful with the chocolate drizzle.

Jennifer said...

so pretty! you have fabulous presentation skills =)

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayonss

Denise said...

These look really tasty!! Do you get your recipes and photos from other sites or are they all you recipes?

Veena Jhanak said...

Reading this post cleared my knowledge of macaroons vs macarons. After starting my own blog I have developed a great interest towards baking. This is on my must try list.

Arch said...

Oh, I totally love these...Cashewnut macaroons are a specialty in my home town in India..When I saw all the macarons on the blogs, I was really confused, since the macaroons I knew looked nothing like it ! These look perfect !!

Blair Stover said...

I made these yesterday and they came out amazing. They are also so easy to make and perfect to wrap up as holiday treats.

Blair Stover said...

I made these yesterday and they came out amazing. They are also so easy to make and perfect to wrap up as holiday treats.

Dani said...

i have been wanting to try these for a long time... i have a friend who has been asking for them a lot!

thanks for the inspiration :)

Velva said...

I absolutely love macaroons. Yours look delightful. Awesome.

Happy holidays to you.
Velva

Bren said...

oh my dear, i want to be all over these!! score. so good to see you stop by again. FE has missed you!

Dawn said...

These look so easy I think even I could bake them!

Helene said...

They are very well done. I think I will add this recipe to my 'treat' list that I am making for friend this year.

Moonypants said...

I never knew that these heavenly treats were so simple to make. Do you think that they'll travel well or keep together well if they were mailed?

mirtilla said...

Wonderful....

Kevin said...

Anonymous: If you want to go with the beaten version, you beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks and then add the sugar and beat until they form stiff peaks. Finally you fold in the coconut before baking.

The Urban Baker said...

i find this to be the best way to use up egg whites. and everyone wins. i don't waste ingredients and everyone around me gets a fabulous treat. love yours with the drizzled chocolate!

Jan said...

Wow they look amazing!

Kevin said...

Moonypants: I have not tried posting them but I would think that they would be ok.

Ritika said...

Arch is right, cashew nut macaroons are delicious. Have you tried making macarons? They are a little tricky at first but well worth the effort!

Ritika said...

And I totally forgot to say that these look delicious as does everything else you post.

Ale said...

Wow! I love coconut, so I'll try your recipe! Visit my blog, you'll enjoy it!!! http://aleanna-cakes.blogspot.it/

Chef Randall said...

Man I have to looking at the e-mail that closetcooking.com sent me. All those 21 cookies are making me hungry. I just may have too join weight watchers. Seriously...they look good. I am going nuts for the cookies.

Thanks for posting.

Chef Randall
savorthefood.wordpress.com

Anniegi said...

As I wipe drool off my keyboard, all's I can
say is Thank You, this looks AMAZING(!) & there are
quite a few others from this lovely list that I'm going to attempt for the holidays. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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