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Easy Coconut Macaroons

2017 February 14
by Emily Hill

These easy coconut macaroons are slightly crunchy on the outside, perfectly chewy on the inside and a cinch to make. Dip ’em in dark chocolate for an irresistible treat!

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Easy Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons -- These coconut macaroons are slightly crunchy on the outside, perfectly chewy on the inside and easy to make. Dip them in dark chocolate for an irresistible treat! | isthisreallymylife.com


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I love all things coconut—coconut oil, coconut cream pie, Almond Joy, Mounds, coconut cookie thins, German chocolate cake (there’s coconut in that frosting), piña coladas (there’s coconut in there somewhere). Because I love coconut so much, I can’t ever resist a batch of coconut macaroons.

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Easy Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons -- These coconut macaroons are slightly crunchy on the outside, perfectly chewy on the inside and easy to make. Dip them in dark chocolate for an irresistible treat! | isthisreallymylife.com

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When baked correctly, these easy coconut macaroons are slightly crunchy on the outside and oh-so-chewy on the inside. And if they’re dipped in dark chocolate with an added chocolate drizzle on top, it’s all I can do not to eat every single one. In one sitting.

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Easy Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons -- These coconut macaroons are slightly crunchy on the outside, perfectly chewy on the inside and easy to make. Dip them in dark chocolate for an irresistible treat! | isthisreallymylife.com

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These coconut macaroons feature only five ingredients (not including the chocolate; that’s optional) and take less than 10 minutes to make (not including bake time). The only tricky part is making sure you beat the egg whites long enough to form nice, stiff peaks. I’ve learned the hard way that if you don’t beat them long enough—and don’t fold them in gently enough—your macaroons will “puddle” while baking. On a positive note, if that happens, they won’t look pretty but they’ll still taste dang good.

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Easy Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons -- These coconut macaroons are slightly crunchy on the outside, perfectly chewy on the inside and easy to make. Dip them in dark chocolate for an irresistible treat! | isthisreallymylife.com

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I found a medium scoop (about 1 3/4 inches) is perfect for these coconut macaroons, but if you prefer smaller, bite-size treats, go with the small scoop. And then when you’re doing using that scoop for these easy macaroons, whip up a batch of these large batch cowboy cookies. (They totally have coconut too!)

Printable recipe for easy coconut macaroons below. Enjoy!

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Easy Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons -- These coconut macaroons are slightly crunchy on the outside, perfectly chewy on the inside and easy to make. Dip them in dark chocolate for an irresistible treat! | isthisreallymylife.com

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Easy Coconut Macaroons
 
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Coconut macaroons are slightly crunchy on the outside, perfectly chewy on the inside and easy to make. Dip 'em in dark chocolate for an irresistible treat! Makes approx. 2 dozen.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookie
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 (14-oz) package sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 extra-large egg whites, room temperature
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 (10-oz) package Ghirardelli dark melting wafers (or your favorite melting chocolate)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the coconut, condensed milk and vanilla in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with whisk attachment until they make firm peaks. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
  4. Drop batter onto baking sheet using a medium scoop (or by rounded tablespoon). Bake 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  5. Melt chocolate according to package directions. Dip bottom ⅛-inch of macaroons in chocolate and place on parchment paper. Drizzle with remaining chocolate. Allow to set before storing in an airtight container.

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Easy Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons -- These coconut macaroons are slightly crunchy on the outside, perfectly chewy on the inside and easy to make. Dip them in dark chocolate for an irresistible treat! | isthisreallymylife.com

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Here are a few more of my favorite cookie recipes!

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Brownie Cookies - decadent, chocolaty and super chewy. To die for!


Brownie cookies

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Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies -- These chewy peanut butter cup cookies are a classic and always a hit at cookie exchanges. They're also perfect for those holiday cookie plates!


Chewy peanut butter cup cookies

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Butterbeer Sandwich Cookies -- Butterbeer sandwich cookies are the perfect dessert for Butterbeer lovers. They're combine buttery butterscotch & toffee cookies with a rich, creamy butterscotch frosting and are simply magical.


Butterbeer sandwich cookies

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Caramel Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies -- THE BEST peanut butter blossom cookies you will ever eat, hands down. Gooey caramel and chocolate combined with a soft, chewy peanut butter cookie. Enough said.


Caramel peanut butter kisses cookies

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Oatmeal M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar Neighbor Gift Idea -- what better way to welcome a new neighbor than with a super SWEET gift! Free printable gift tag included.


Oatmeal M&M cookie mix in a jar

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