Super Easy Coconut Macaroons

One of my most enjoyable addictions is Pinterest and I was excited to find a coconut macaroon recipe to try as I have been obsessed with lemon and coconut (together or separate!) desserts lately.  I found this 4 ingredient recipe courtesy of the Pepper Design Blog, click the link for the original recipe.

Ingredients (I was low on coconut so halved the recipe):
3 cups sweetened coconut flakes (I ended up mixing in half unsweetened and they were still yummy!)
1.5 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk chocolate discs (optional)

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1) Preheat oven to 350° F (our oven cooks really hot so I next time I would preheat to about 325° F) and line cookie trays with  parchment paper and/or cooking spray

2) Whip egg whites, sugar and salt

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3) Add coconut and mix thoroughly


4) Use spoon to scoop into mounds on cookie tray (this method didn’t work well for me so I scooped them up in my hands and tried to shape them into nice mounds… I really need to work on my form!)

5) Bake for 12-15 minutes (15 minutes was just a bit too long for my first set, 12 minutes worked much better.

6) While the macaroons are baking, melt chocolate to drizzle on top.  I melted the chocolate in a stainless steel bowl placed over a pot of water on medium heat.  Once melted I used a spatula to drizzle on top.



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Hubby and I both thought these were delicious!! I want to work on the form a little bit so lucky me, I get to make a few more rounds of these!  So quick and easy for a delicious treat.

What coconut recipes have you made?



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