Coconut and Marzipan Macaroons


These chocolate-dipped macaroons originate from the German city of Lübeck, popular for its marzipan.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
65 macaroons


  • 5 large egg whites

  • 18 ounces marzipan

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted, divided

  • 2 cups dried unsweetened coconut

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons rum

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages dark chocolate, finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.

  2. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until foamy. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.

  3. Combine marzipan with 1/2 of the confectioners' sugar and rub with your fingers until mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add coconut, remaining confectioners' sugar, lemon zest, and rum. Mix well. Fold in stiff egg whites.

  4. Using 2 teaspoons, drop small dollops of mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the macaroons are golden but soft to the touch, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely, 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  6. Place 3/4 of the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining chocolate until melted.

  7. Dip 1/3 of each cooled macaroon into the melted chocolate. Set macaroons on waxed paper until chocolate has set. Store the macaroons in an airtight container, with waxed paper between the layers.

Cook's Note:

Placing the macaroons in the fridge after dipping them in chocolate will help to speed up the chocolate setting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

91 Calories
4g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 65
Calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 29mg 1%

* 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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