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Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

coconut macaroon recipe

A friend of mine recently had to give up gluten due to a health problem (Remember that for most people, gluten is fine, and a gluten-free diet is not a tool for weight loss).  She was pretty bummed about needing to avoid one of her favorite foods: cookies.  Of course there are many gluten-free cookies on the market now, but nothing beats homemade, so I wanted to make her a tasty gluten-free treat.  Coconut macaroons immediately came to mind.  These are naturally gluten-free, super quick to prepare, and when fresh, taste incredible….especially drizzled with chocolate!  Regardless of whether you eat gluten or not, I highly recommend whipping up a batch of these for your next cookie need.  YUM.

coconut macaroon recipe

coconut macaroon recipe

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
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Serves: 10
  • 2 large eggs, whites only
  • ¼ teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 2 cups shredded coconut, pre-sweetened
  • ½ cup Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in the almond extract, sugar, salt; then fold in the coconut.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a small ice cream scoop or melon baller, place packed scoopfuls on the baking sheet. Bake macaroons for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on the top and bottom. Let cool on a rack.
  3. Place chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until chips are melted and smooth. (Careful not to overcook, or the chocolate will break apart). Drizzle chocolate over macaroons and eat as is, or let harden before serving.


  • Abbie
    October 18, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I made these with a dash of lemon juice and 3 tsps of organic raw cane sugar instead of 1 tbsp.
    They turned out good! I didn’t like how the insides were a bit dry and crumbly, but overall they were exactly what I was looking for!
    I garnished some with semi-sweet chocolate chips & the other half with unsweetened cocoa powder mixed with water. So half were for my family members with a sweet tooth (most of them) the other half were for the ones who like it more bitter (:

    The cocoa powder dipped ones were pretty bitter! The chocolate chip ones were perfect. I loved both versions (:

    Thank you so much for posting, I was honestly so surprised it actually turned out amazingly!
    Normally I can’t resist altering a recipe, resulting in it (10 out of 9) times turning out weirdly (x

    But this one’s a keeper!

  • Amelia Winslow
    October 19, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I’m glad you liked these, Abbie!

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