August 1, 2013

Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle

Today for some reason I feel very poetic so there you go...

You are my passion, 
My joy,
You are the inspiration
That motivates me against my fears

You are my strength
My courage
You are a facet
That defines me

You are my pleasure
My amusement
You are the desire
That inspires me to be better

You are my unknown
My anxiety
You are the riddle
That makes me prove myself 

and yes - This is what blogging means to me!!

Now coming back to the Coconut Macaroons which are not only easy to make but are seriously scrumptious and addictive. My family and I just cannot seem to stop at a couple or two! If you a fan of the Bounty bars you would definitely love this.

This is also by far my daughters favorite cookie until now. She also frequently requests me to make these Lamingtons so I guess she loves the the chocolate-coconut combination, seemingly inherited from her parents.

Yields: 2 dozen (24) Macaroons
Recipe adapted from here and here

4 - Egg whites, at room temperature
1 Cup - Sugar
1/4 teaspoon - Salt
1 teaspoon - Pure vanilla extract
1/2 Cup - All purpose flour, sifted
1 Tablespoon - Corn starch
3 cups - Desiccated coconut, shredded or flaked (Unsweetened) *Refer Notes

Chocolate drizzle
1/4 Cup - Chocolate Morsels
1/2 Tsp - Coconut oil or Butter

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Spread the coconut on the baking sheet and toast for about 5 minutes, or until just barely starting to show some color. Let cool slightly before using.
  • Whisk together the egg whites, sugar, and salt until the mixture is creamy.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract, flour, corn starch and coconut and mix.
  • Cover and refrigerate for about two hours, or until firm.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil and place small balls of the batter (about tablespoons) on the baking sheet
  • Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack 
  • While the macaroons are cooling, take a microwave safe bowl and add chocolate morsels and coconut oil.
  • Microwave on high for 1-2 minute or just until the chocolate starts melting. 
  • Whisk the chocolate mixture to avoid lumps 
  • Take a teaspoons of melted chocolate and drizzle it over the cooled Macaroons.
Notes and Tips
  • Toasting the coconuts brings out a deeper richer coconut flavor. Highly recommend not to skip this step
  • You can skip the chocolate drizzle but again - I highly recommend it :)
  • Leave at least 1.5 inches between each cookie before baking as they tend to grow bigger as they bake
  • You can make these with fresh coconut too.Just toast them a little more than mentioned in the recipe 


  1. I love Coconut macarons and with all that chocolate drizzle on it, yes pls :-) and your poem is really nice shud always start ur posts with a poem!

  2. A lovely poem.
    Coconut and chocolate, is a killer combo. LOVE it, one of my favorite.
    Your pictures are beautiful.

  3. Lovely poem shema! I never knew this talent of yours:) The coconut macaroons looks lovely. I have been wanting to make these but unfortunately havent been able to find these flacky sweetend coconbut chunks. Will the regular grated coconut work for this recipe?

    1. Sheela, I think you can make these with fresh coconut too..Just toast them a little more than mentioned in the original recipe and I think you should be fine :) Hope this helps!

  4. Lovely Shema... they look so perfect to take them out of the pic and have them...

  5. Divine looking and surely exquisite! Great clicks.



  6. Delicious macaroons. Loved the clicks.

  7. U write so well!!! :) love that neat drizzle on those yummy macaroons... awesome!

  8. all pictures are so beautiful shema.. absolutely divine..

  9. The macaroons look yummy!!! Macaroons always scares me, but this version is very simple and tasty too!!! Yes, we all are almond joy and Bounty fans, cookies with coconut cannot go wrong :)

  10. Total yum! I could never resist a coconutty dessert. And to top it off with chocolate drizzle? Tempting!

  11. Love coconut macaroons.. It has been a while now since I made these ...the pictures are so good that they make me tempt for these

  12. can u use the sweetened coconut in the bag

    1. Yes, you can use sweetened coconut. But please avoiding toasting the coconut and decrease the sugar in the recipe.

  13. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE coconut macaroons and I always pick/make ones with chocolate drizzled. I haven't had these for at least 3 months. Now my craving just started! ;) Gorgeous photos, Shema!

  14. absolutely irresistible! sooooo good...coconut macaroons drizzled with chocolate are truly addicitive :-)

  15. So sweet and so scrumptious! The chocolate makes them even more desirable-)) Love them, Shema!

  16. I love macaroons ..It has chocolate and coconut ..I love both of them . I 'm craving for it now.. looks really yummy and lovely pics!!

  17. A beautiful poem to go with even more beautiful cookies. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Awesome clicks as usual.. And I loved ur poem too.. SO true, that's what blogging is to some people :) & lovely macaroons, will try some for sure :)

  19. Nice poem Shema..U should write poems often..BTW macarons looks lovely and so do the pictures :)

  20. A doubt - No leavening agents used ? The well whisked egg white is sufficient ?

  21. Thank you so much for joining my party with your great cookies. They look so yummy! Your recipe is now featured in the Giant cookie party:


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