Golden and crispy on the outside, sweet and chewy on the inside, Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons are perfect make-ahead cookie treats for the Holidays! You'll be on Santa's good side if you leave him a plate of these cookies!
My favorite blog day is here! What day is that you say? It's our blog hop when I get to share a yummy new recipe from one of my pals!
I'm so excited (I know I always am, right?) BUT it's just so much fun. The event is called Freaky Friday and this time I drew An Affair From the Heart!
You see Michaela is the creator of the Freaky Friday Blog hop!
She works so hard on this event. Choosing the assignments, making sure we are all on track. Pretty sure coordinating all of us is like herding cats!
When we're given our "assignment" it's always fun to dive into the blog and find a favorite and it's always hard to choose!
Because this is a virtual cookie exchange went right to the sweet treats and I tell you, I had my eye on the Grinch Fudge. It's such a fabulous holiday recipe!
I really hard time choosing between this recipe for Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons and her Gingerbread Cookie Recipe.
These cookies are tender and delicious. Gingerbread is such a classic recipe! In the blog she shares a heartfelt story about her sis-in-law. I'm not going to spoil it though! Make sure you click over and read this blog!
Dark Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Ingredient for Macaroons
- Coconut - I used flaked coconut, but shredded would also work.
- Pure Cane Sugar - perfect for baking.
- All-Purpose Flour - just enough helps hold the cookies together.
- Eggs - you'll use just the egg white, save the yolks for another recipe.
- Salt - just a pinch will balance the sweetness of this recipe.
- Vanilla - balances the flavors perfectly.
- Dark Chocolate Chips - the bitterness of the dark chocolate balances the sweetness. Dunking these cookies in dark chocolate is the perfect finish for these cookies!
How long do Coconut Macaroons last?
They will last on the counter a couple of days. I prefer to refrigerate them. You can also freeze the cookies.
They will last about a month in the freezer. Not in my house of course. 😋 But I'm saying if you want to freeze them they could last that long!
Easy Coconut Macaroons Tips
Using egg whites to make the macaroons yields a light yet chewy texture that isn’t too sweet or too dense - it's really the perfect combination.
You'll want to bake the cookies until they just turn golden. Overcooking them will result in crispy edges. If you don't want those crunchy edges you can always trim them off.
How to make Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
- Preheat the oven.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl combine the coconut, flour, sugar and salt and stir until combined.
- Beat the egg whites and vanilla until thick and frothy, about 2-3 minutes.
- With a cookie scoop or two spoons, scoop the macaroons into 1" balls.
- Place on the baking sheet, bake for 22-25 minutes, or until the macaroons are golden brown.
Take a look at all of our 2019 Freaky Friday Holiday Cookie Exchange Recipes:
- An Affair from the Heart - Funfetti Sugar Cookies
- Bowl Me Over - Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
- Hostess at Heart -Pan Banging Homemade Sugar Cookie Recipe
- House of Nash Eats - Lime Meltaways
- Life Currents - Peanut Butter Coffee Cake
- Lisa's Dinnertime Dish - Chocolate Cashew Candies
- Or Whatever You Do - Caramel Pecan Bites
- Take Two Tapas - Chocolate Fudge with Almonds and Coconut
- The Fresh Cooky - Oatmeal Rolled Sugar Cookies
- The Speckled Palate - Shortbread Brown Butter Cookies
Again, many thanks to Michaela! She does such an amazing job putting all of this together!
More of my favorite holiday cookies!
If you're looking to put together a platter of cookies for gifts - be sure and include this amazing Easy Homemade fudge. It's so simple to make and will melt in your mouth! A few more to consider are:
You may need
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
- 4 cups flaked coconut
- 1 cup sugar
- ⅓ cup flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 6 egg whites
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips for melting
- Preheat oven 325 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
- Combine the coconut, flour, sugar and salt in a medium bowl, set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, add egg whites and vanilla extract beat until thick and frothy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the dry ingredients to the egg whites. Stir by hand until completely combined.
- With a small cookie scoop or two spoons, scoop the macaroons into 1" balls.
- Place on the baking sheet, two inches apart. Bake for about 22-25 minutes, or until the macaroons are golden brown. Cool Completely
- When you're ready to dip the macaroons in chocolate, start by melting it in the microwave. Add to a bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each heating.
- When the chocolate is completely melted, dip or drizzle the macaroons in chocolate. Place on parchment paper and refrigerate until the chocolate is hardened.