Coconut macaroons are simple and easy unlike traditional macaroons. It requires ingredients that you normally have in your home on a daily basis. In addition, it requires less flour than regular cookies (You only need 2 Tbsp of all-purpose flour to make 32 cookies.), so it is perfect for so.
INGREDIENTS & EQUIPMENT
Ingredients – Makes about 16 cookies
3 1/2 cups Shredded Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
1 cup Sugar (divided use)
2 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp Grated Orange Zest
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
6 Large Egg Whites
HOW TO MAKEMixing ingredients
1-2. Mix 1/3 cup of the sugar with the flour.
3. Place 2/3 cup sugar, the coconut, and egg whites in the top of a double boiler.
4. Heat over simmering water about 3 minutes.
5. Stir constantly until the mixture thickens and hold together.
6. Remove from the heat and add orange zest and vanilla extract.
7-8. Add and fold the flour mixture (from step 1-2) in to the egg mixture.Scooping Cookies: Preheat the oven to 350 F.
9-10. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter onto the prepared cookie sheets by using a spoon or a cookie scoop. (I like to use a cookie scoop because it lets me drop the same size of cookie batter.)Baking coconut macaroons
11. Bake about 20-25 minutes until the macaroons turn in light golden brown on the outside, but still soft inside. (Transfer the macaroons to a wire rack with the parchment paper on the bottom.)
SERVING & STORING
Serving: Serve as soon as they are cooled down.
Storing: Store them in a airtight container at a room temperature up to 3 to 4 days.
- Mixing ingredients: My batter was a little bit liquid. I didn’t do anything to it, but I think adding a little bit of flour could help.
- Cooling macaroons: Macaroons are very soft when they just come out of the oven and that is why you should move then with the parchment paper to a wire rack to cool.
- Mixing ingredients: Don’t hesitate to substitute with sweetened coconut flakes. That’s what I had at home and I used it. There is no point to go out and buy unsweetened when you have one at home already. If you concern about sweetness, reduce the total amount of sugar from 1 cup to 2/3 cup.
If you like chewy & gooey dessert, Coconut Macaroons are the right one for you. I really loved the flavor of orange zest as well; however, if you are not a big fan of citrus taste, you can always skip it.
I also just thought that chocolate dipped coconut macaroons will be great, too.