15+ Ways To Make Coconut Macaroons

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Today’s Recipe Hit List is a nice assortment of coconut macaroon cookies that I’ve handpicked from around the net. I included a couple ideas for just the basic version and then added a bunch featuring different flavor twists. Some of the ideas are: lemon, orange and lavender flavors, chocolate dipped or drizzled and even some fruit and nut additions. Enjoy!

*Note: Descriptions below are quotes from the reference sites

Drizzling & Dipping With Chocolate

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  1. Adapted from Barefoot Contessa: I used to have a hard time with macaroons in general until I realized I was so worried about beating the egg whites dry that I wasn’t beating them enough. Problem solved. From The Nesting Project.
  2. Basic: With almond extract as an ingredient. From Epicurious.
  3. With Drizzled Chocolate: Wonderfully chewy, topped with melted chocolate- these get even better overnight as the flavors work together. For more of a coconutty taste, add 1/2 tsp coconut extract along with the vanilla. From Honey & Butter.
  4. With Almond & Dark Chocolate: These coconut macaroons taste just like an Almond Joy. Seriously. Just like it! Except perhaps, with a slightly more gourmet twist. Plus, if you don’t feel like a nut, you can leave the almonds out and suddenly it a Mounds bar macaroon. From A Dash of Sass.
  5. Chocolate Capped: From A Sofa In The Kitchen.
  6. Chocolate Chunk: From Martha Stewart.
  7. Bird’s Nest Cookies: Moist coconut macaroons that look like little nests with an egg inside. The instructions may look a bit long, but this is an easy cookie to make. From Our Family Attic.
  8. Festive: Celebrate the festive season with these tropical delights! Enjoy coconut cookies topped with red and green candied cherries – a yummy dessert. From Betty Crocker.
  9. Chocolate Cherry: These rich macaroons are moist and fudgy inside–they’re something like a cross between a cookie and a chocolate truffle. From Fine Cooking.
  10. Cranberry: From Food Network.
  11. Pecan: This was my first time trying pecan and coconut flavors combined, and I discovered I love this duo. From Gluten-Free Bay.
  12. Haystack: Ingredients include coconut, raisins, dried cranberries or apricots, dried cherries, pecans or walnuts. From Zoe Bakes.
  13. With Lavender: The key to remember when cooking with lavender, is that ‘a little goes a long way’, because the inclusion of too much lavender to a dish can render it unpleasantly bitter. From Lemonpi.
  14. Saffron: The recipe is exceedingly simple and, as I found out, forgiving. From Dorie Greenspan.
  15. Orange: From Martha Stewart.
  16. Pineapple: The mixture can be stored up to 5 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator to bake as you go. From Pastry Studio.
  17. Lemon: These lemon coconut macaroons are so quick and easy to make. The addition of lemon zest really cuts down on the sweetness and adds a wonderful flavor and fragrance to a basic coconut macaroon. I used meyers of course, but regular lemons (or limes) would be great too. From AlpineBerry.

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