Perfect Coconut Macaroons

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After falling in love with a local bakery's coconut macaroon, I attempted to create a duplicate version at home. This is what I came up with.

close up view of a pile of Coconut Macaroons covered with chocolate on a plate
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 macaroons

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 ounce) package sweetened, flaked coconut

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 3 egg whites, room temperature

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Blend coconut, sugar, flour, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt in a food processor until combined, about 30 seconds.

  4. Beat egg whites in a bowl until soft peaks form.

  5. Fold coconut mixture into egg whites until just combined.

  6. Wet your hands. Roll spoonfuls of coconut mixture between palms to golf ball-size cookies; arrange on the prepared baking sheet.

  7. Bake cookies in the preheated oven until coconut is slightly golden and toasted, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, 30 minutes.

  8. Line baking sheet with new piece of parchment paper.

  9. Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.

  10. Dip half of each cookie in the chocolate and place on the prepared baking sheet. Place in refrigerator until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

178 Calories
10g Fat
23g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 178
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 134mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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