How would you describe coconut macaroons? They look delicious, smell heavenly, and taste divine. If you haven’t tried them before, now is the time to give them a try.
Macaroon cookies are very popular around the world. The name comes from the French word meaning “small almond”. These sweet treats are usually filled with dried fruits or nuts. Coconut macaroons are no exception.
They are moist and chewy, with a slight crunchy texture. They also contain coconut oil, which makes them healthier than other types of cookies.
How To Make Coconut Macaroons
Coconut Macaroons are delicious any time of the year, but are especially good during Passover (or any holiday).
Prep time: 10 minutes; Bake time: 25 minutes
- 3 cups of flaked sweetened coconut.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 large egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Line two cookie sheets (or baking sheets) with parchment paper or foil.
- In a large bowl, mix together the coconut, sugar, eggs, salt, vanilla, almond extract, and mix until well combined.
- Drop batter by rounded teaspoons, 1 inch apart, on prepared cookie sheets. Bake until set and slightly golden, about 25 minutes. Rotate the cookie sheet between the upper and lower oven racks half way through baking. Cool cookies on cookie sheets for one minute; then use a wide spatula to transfer them to wire racks to cool. Makes about 42 cookies.
Each cookie contains: About 41 calories, 1g protein, 6g carbohydrate, 2g total fat (2g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium.
Coconut Macaroons Recipe
- 3 cups flaked sweetened coconut
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 Large egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon Almond extract
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two cookie sheets (or baking pans) with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
- Put the coconut, sugar, eggs, salt, vanilla, almond extract, and mix them together in a large bowl until they're well mixed.
- Pour the batter by rounded teaspoons, one inch apart, onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake until set and light brown, about 25 minutes, switching between upper and lower racks halfway through baking. Cool cookies for one minute on cookie sheets; then use a wide spatula to transfer them to wire racks to cool. Makes about 42 cookies.
Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
To make Chocolate Coconut Macaroons, first prepare the macaroon batter as directed, then stir 2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder and 1 sqaure (1 oz.) semisweet chocolate, chopped into the coconut mixture.
What’s the difference between macaroons and coconut macaroons?
Macaroon is a sweet pastry from the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. Coconut Macaroons are a type of cookie made with coconut and sugar. They are often used as gifts or party favors.
Are coconut macaroons good for you?
Coconut macaroons are great for your health. They are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. They help reduce cholesterol levels and protect against heart disease. They are also a great snack choice for weight loss.
These delicious treats are packed full of healthy fats and fiber. They are low in calories and contain little fat per serving. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamin B6, magnesium, and iron.
Why are my coconut macaroons soggy?
Coconut macaroon cookies are delicious but they are also prone to falling apart. This happens when the cookie dough gets too wet. To prevent this from happening, add less liquid to the batter.
Extra moisture in the ingredients may also be the reason behind your macaroons being soggy or wet looking.