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Coconut Macaroons

December 3, 2020

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Coconut Macaroons are a gluten free cookie with a drizzle of chocolate. These delicious cookies are chewy on the inside and golden brown on the outside with just enough chocolate to make everything extra delicious.  

Three coconut macaroon cookies with a chocolate drizzle across the top.

When I was growing up my mom made a ton of cookies. With six kids in the house, they always disappeared quickly. She also purchased store-bought cookies to keep up with all the hungry kids. Those disappeared just as quickly, except when she bought coconut macaroons.

My mom and I were the only ones that loved those coconut cookies! We got to eat them all I guess it was all fair though. When she made peanut butter cookies, I was the only one who didn’t like those!

A white platter with coconut cookies with chocolate drizzle.

In my household today, all three kids, hubby and I love all things coconut. When making these coconut macaroons I had to hide them to ensure they didn’t all disappear immediately.

I love nibbling on the golden edges of these cookies first and then working my way into the soft center of the cookie.

Several small bowls filled with coconut, sugar, and eggs.

The ingredients for these cookies are simple – sweetened coconut, egg whites, sugar, salt and vanilla. That’s it! No flour added! These cookies are gluten free!

I added a drizzle of milk chocolate on top. I love the combination of coconut and chocolate but adding the chocolate is completely optional.

You only use the egg whites in these cookies. Save the yolks and use them in this homemade peach ice cream.

Steps for Making 

A complete list of instructions is available below! Just scroll to the bottom!

  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks are formed
  • Fold in sugar, vanilla and salt
  • Fold in coconut
  • Form cookies into balls
  • Bake cookies
  • Drizzle on chocolate
A tray full of Coconut Macaroons drizzled with chocolate.

My Tips

  • Make certain egg whites are whipped to stiff peaks
  • Fold ingredients in gently so egg whites are not deflated
  • Cook in a preheated oven
  • Bake cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, a silicone liner or spray cookie sheet with a nonstick spray
  • Allow cookies to cool before adding drizzle

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Three coconut macaroon cookies with a chocolate drizzle across the top.

Coconut Macaroons

Kathy
Coconut cookies with a drizzle of chocolate. These delicious cookies are gluten free.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 107 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookies

  • 4 egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 cups sweetened coconut

Chocolate Drizzle

  • cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Instructions
 

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Whip eggs with a mixer until stiff peaks are formed.
  • Fold in salt, vanilla and sugar.
  • Fold in coconut.
  • Place rounded scoops of coconut mixture on a baking sheet lined with a silicone liner or parchment paper. 
  • Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. 
  • Allow cookies to cool slightly. Remove from baking sheet and continue cooling on baking rack. 

Chocolate Drizzle

  • Place chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave proof bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each time. Continue until chocolate is smooth.
  • Using a spoon, drizzle chocolate over cooled cookies. Allow chocolate to cool and set-up before  serving. 

Notes

  • Make certain egg whites are whipped to stiff peaks
  • Fold ingredients in gently so egg whites are not deflated
  • Cook in a preheated oven
  • Bake cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, a silicone liner or spray cookie sheet with a nonstick spray
  • Allow cookies to cool before adding drizzle

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1cookieCalories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 89mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5IUCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.3mg
    Keyword coconut cookies, coconut macaroons
    Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

    This post was originally published in November 2018.

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    24 Comments

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    December 4, 2020 at 4:19 am

    5 stars
    I totally know what you mean about coconut macaroons – they sat around our house for a long time, too. I personally like coconut, but I know some folks don’t go for it. These macaroons look amazing, though, Kathy! I can say with 100% certainty that a batch of these would disappear quickly in our house!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 4, 2020 at 4:56 am

      Coconut is one of those foods that people either love or hate. Luckily, I’m in the love category!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    December 3, 2020 at 8:45 am

    5 stars
    One of my fave cookies! Love the chocolate drizzle on these, too. I need to add these to my baking list (and maybe double the batch 😉 ). Pinned!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 4, 2020 at 4:57 am

      Thanks, Dawn! 🙂

  • Reply
    Cheryl
    November 25, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Wow! Those look great! I also love chocolate macaroons. 2 months ago I was visiting a candy shop in Oregon that had dozens of flavors of popcorn. I bought 3 bags. One of them was chocolate macaroon! Yummy! My only regret is that I bought a small bag instead of the large bag. It looks like I’ve got some baking ahead of me here!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      November 27, 2018 at 5:48 am

      Chocolate macaroon popcorn! Wow!!!

    • Reply
      Kim
      May 31, 2020 at 8:41 pm

      5 stars
      Where in Oregon did you get the popcorn! I live I Bend Oregon and I could send you some if it was from here!!

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