Thai cookies always have something unusual going on with them. These macaroon style cookies mix coconut, cocoa, and lime juice to create an interesting snack.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
16 macaroons
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Beat egg whites until foamy in a large glass or metal mixing bowl. Gradually add the sugar, continuing to beat until soft peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form soft mounds rather than a sharp peak. Add the salt and lime juice and continue beating until the egg whites form a sharp peak that holds its shape when you lift your beater or whisk. Gently folk the coconut and cocoa powder into the mixture.

  • Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch, about 20 minutes. Cool on the pans on wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 25.7g 8% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 120.2mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
I was so happy to find a recipe for macaroons that didn't use sweetened condensed milk. It was a little too sweet for my family but it had a good texture and it was easy to make. I also had to lengthen the baking time to about 30 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2010
Honestly this was my first macaroon recipe I've ever tried. I liked it! I doubled the recipe and followed exactly. The cookies were light and fluffy yet chewy at the same time. We are big coconut lovers so this was great! Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
I was so happy to find a recipe for macaroons that didn't use sweetened condensed milk. It was a little too sweet for my family but it had a good texture and it was easy to make. I also had to lengthen the baking time to about 30 minutes. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2010
Honestly this was my first macaroon recipe I've ever tried. I liked it! I doubled the recipe and followed exactly. The cookies were light and fluffy yet chewy at the same time. We are big coconut lovers so this was great! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2010
Very nice light cookie to have with tea. They turned out more of a meringue then a macaroon cookie. I would recommend using parchment paper to line the cookie sheet if your pan is not non stick. I had to cook the cookies 10 minutes longer due to high humidity. I will make them again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2011
Mine came out nothing like the picture...needed more coconut? They were really sweet and flat. Looked more like cocoa cookies than macaroons. The taste was good I just wish they looked like the picture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2011
I added more lime and some lime zest and skipped out on the cocoa powder (my husbands request.) We really liked the cookies although it took me 15 minutes to get the meringue right. Next time I'm doubling the recipe because my husband gobbled them all up so fast! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2015
I took it to a gathering where the theme was Thai food. Since mangoes were out of season I made this. really good! Only thing is DO NOT use sweetened coconut if you think it is too sweet.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2012
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2020
these r pretty good. the original recipe on this site, said to use sweetened flake coconut. i used unsweetened, thank god, and they were plenty sweet. u cannot taste the lime juice at all. They are a bit dry. i would add more, but was afraid it would deflate my whipped egg white. these cookies do not spread at all when cooking. i brushed the cookies lightly with butter when they came out of the oven. made all the difference. i will make them again, but tweek the recipe with the changes i mentioned. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/09/2012
Mine didn't turn out very well! I followed the instructions and the meringue turned out well but I think they needed twice the amount of coconut to really be macaroons. They weren't bad tasting but the texture was off. Will probably not make again. Read More