Coconut lovers rejoice! This quick and easy coconut macaroons recipe is an excellent gluten-free option for the holidays or everyday. With a crisp golden exterior and a moist sweet interior, these classic coconutty bites are great for parties and your kiddos.
Feel free to play with the flavoring, and presentation of the macaroons. Almond extract and/or vanilla extract work well with this recipe. Sometimes I like to drizzle melted chocolate on the cooled macaroons, or dip the bottoms of the macaroons in melted chocolate. Stuffing each macaroon with a toasted almond adds a nice crunch as well.
The Coconut Macaroons recipe is listed below.
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- 2 large egg whites
- ⅓ cup granulated white sugar
- 1.5 teaspoons pure almond extract or pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Whisk first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl until the sugar is incorporated and the mixture is frothy.
- Stir in the shredded coconut until the coconut is coated well with the egg mixture.
- Drop heaping tablespoons of the coconut mixture into 16 mounds on the prepared baking sheet. The mounds should be at least 2 inches apart.
- Bake until golden brown (15 to 17 minutes), rotating the baking sheet 180 degrees at the 8 minute mark.
- Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minute, then transfer to a cooling grid.
Recipe, photo, and post by Maria Perugini of MariaTiramisu.com.
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