Jan 5, 2010

Triple Coconut Macaroons

In honor of a very special day (today is my 30th birthday! eek! - This is the first time that I honestly can say I'm starting to feel 'old'!) I'm going to share the recipe for one of the best desserts EVER - triple coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate.  These cookies are simply divine.  In my opinion - coconut and chocolate are just the perfect combination.  They are also simple and quick to prepare - what more can a birthday girl ask for?  ;)  

  • 1 (15 oz can) cream of coconut (not coconut milk)
  • 2 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups unsweetened shredded desiccated coconut (found in the natural foods section)
  • 3 cups sweetened flaked coconut 
  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and lightly spray parchment with nonstick vegetable cooking spray. 

2. Whisk together cream of coconut, corn syrup, egg whites, vanilla, and salt in small bowl; set aside. 
3. Combine unsweetened and sweetened coconuts in large bowl; toss together, breaking up clumps with fingertips. 
4. Pour liquid ingredients into coconut and mix with rubber spatula until evenly moistened. Chill dough for 15 minutes.
5. Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto parchment-lined cookie sheets, spacing them about 1 inch apart. Form cookies into loose haystacks/pyramids with fingertips, moistening hands with water as necessary to prevent sticking. 

6. Bake until light golden brown, about 15 minutes, turning cookie sheets from front to back and switching from top to bottom racks halfway through baking.
7. Cool cookies on cookie sheets until slightly set, about 2 minutes; remove to wire rack with metal spatula.  Cool cookies to room temperature on wire rack, about 30 minutes.
8. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Melt 8 ounces of chocolate in microwave, heat at 50 percent power for 3 minutes and stir. If chocolate is not yet entirely melted, heat an additional 30 seconds at 50 percent power. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 2 ounces chocolate until smooth. 

9.  Holding macaroon by pointed top, dip bottom and ½ inch up sides of each cookie in chocolate, scrape off excess with the edge of the bowl and place on cookie sheet.  Let cool until chocolate hardens.   
Enjoy - you can thank me later :)


  1. Christine - those look AMAZING!!! and welcome to the 30 club :P I've been here for MONTHS now :)