coconut macaroons in a stack

I’m all about easy holiday entertaining. If it can’t be done in less than an hour, most likely I’m not interested. So seeing as these chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons take 45 minutes, I’m all about them.

Plus, they’re just so darn pretty. If you showed up to a cookie swap with these babies, everyone would be like, who’s that chick and why didn’t I think of that? Because everyone knows cookie swaps are intense and actually hugely competitive. It sounds so sweet but it’s really a room full of a bunch of chicks who think they’ve baked the best shit in the world.

And we all know that isn’t the case, because you’ve got the coconut macaroons and they’re the true winners. 

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

How to make chocolate-dipped macaroons

Coconut macaroons are embarrassingly easy to make. Which is kind of crazy, because they look so fancy! To make these chocolate dipped macaroons, you first need to whip up some egg whites until stiff peaks form. This is super important, because the fluffy egg whites is what makes these coconut macaroons rise in the oven.

Once the egg whites have been whipped, very gently fold in the rest of the ingredients (be really careful not to knock out the air in the egg whites!). This coconut macaroon recipe uses standard ingredients like sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, shredded coconut, salt, and flour, so you should already have most of it on hand.

Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out the macaroon mixture onto a baking tray and bake for 35 minutes. You’re looking for the coconut macaroons to turn a lovely golden brown color all over and for them to puff up into large domes. Once the macaroons have cooled most of the way, dip them in the melted chocolate and allow to set completely before digging in.

These coconut macaroons keep in an air-tight container on your counter for a few days. Macaroons don’t really go stale, so you can eat these for days after you make them!

coconut macaroons on a wire rack

In other news, it’s almost the weekend and I’m ready to bake up a sugar storm. Next week, I’m headed home to Boston for almost a month, and I need to stock up on blog posts before I leave! Then it’s off to the east coast for some holiday time with family. Then Alex is visiting for New Years. Then Rebe and I are gifting each other a sister trip to New Fork City!  I mean, New York City! It’s my second home, and I cannot wait wait wait.

So in conclusion, please confirm my claim about cookie swaps being full of crazy women and baked goods. And feel free to give me Boston/NYC suggestions seeing as I haven’t been in either place for a whole year.

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Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Yield: 12 large macaroons 1x
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Ingredients

  • 5 cups sweetened, shredded coconut
  • 14 oz minus 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a standing mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes. Gently fold in the remaining ingredients until everything is combined. The mixture should hold its shape and not melt back into the bowl. If it does not hold its shape, strain the mixture through a mesh strainer to remove excess liquid.
  3. Using a 1/4 inch scoop, scoop the mixture onto a silpat- or parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for roughly 35 minutes, or until the macaroons are golden brown throughout. Place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  4. While the macarons are cooling, melt your chocolate. Place chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between each time.
  5. Once the macaroons have cooled a bit, dip their bottoms in the melted chocolate and place back on cooling rack to harden. Voila!

More coconut desserts from Broma Bakery:

Black Forest Tart

Lemon Coconut Tart with Whipped Vanilla Bean Creme Fraiche 

Coconut Orange Bread

Lavender Coconut Macarons

Coconut Lemon Curd Petit Fours

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Joanne
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Ummm you know if you want to hang out while you’re in NYC, I think that could be the best. (If you have time, though, no pressure!)

I think I could totally be the Queen of the Cookie Swap with these!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Ehmmm… yes to hanging out?! We should get coffee and visit a bakery 🙂 I’ll email you in the next few weeks!!

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
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These are seriously so fantastic! I need these!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Almost as much as I need your Mississippi Mud Cookies…

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Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron
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WOW!! What a fun idea and these sound amazing. Such beautiful pictures too!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you, Chelsea!! Always appreciate it 🙂

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mira
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These macaroons look gorgeous! I love how perfect they are! Pinned 🙂 Have fun in Boston and NYC 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks, Mira! I’m sure I’ll be posting all over Instagram. Hahah! Thanks for pinning 🙂

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
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Ohh I feel the same way, cookie swaps are totally competitive! Like did you see so and so’s cookie? It was amazing! That’s what people would say about these! : )

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Well that would be awesome!! And if I ever have a cookie swap, you’re totally welcome to the party

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Manali @ CookWithManali
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Your pictures are always so gorgeous Sarah that I have to pin them right away! The macaroons look perfect! Have fun in NYC, love that city! And try the Kati Roll Company [if you haven’t already!] I love their rolls!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh I can TOTALLY get down with that. Bread = love. Thanks for the suggestion, Manali!

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Jess @ whatjessicabakednext
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These sure do look amazing, Sarah! Love the addition of chocolate, so indulgent!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Nothing is complete without chocolate, right?

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Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
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The only thing better than macaroons, is chocolate dipped macaroons! Beautiful 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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In total agreement

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Traci | Vanilla And Bean
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Beautiful work Sarah, with that golden ‘crust’! 😀 Whats not to love? These are classic and the addition of chocolate make them even better!

Have a fabulous trip with sis to NYC and environs! What fun!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you, Traci!! Hope you have a fabulous week before holidays 🙂

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Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
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I didn’t realize macaroons were so easy to make – I thought they were more complicated – but you’ve set me straight. Beautiful pictures, Sarah, as always. Have a lovely time traveling and seeing all your family and friends!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you, Geraldine! It’s crazy how simple they are 🙂

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Karishma
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These look incredible! I didn’t realize they required so few ingredients.

Your holidays sound amazing! You know, you can always feel free to drop off some baked goods to me when you’re in Boston 😉

But also though, if you’re into non-dairy products at all, Fomu is amazing! They have coconut milk ice cream and ice cream cakes in so many different flavors. Even my friends who aren’t into it thought their ice creams were great

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oooh I’ve heard of Fomu! I could totally get down with that 🙂 Where will you be for the holidays?

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Karishma
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My family lives about 45 minutes west of Boston! What about you?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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My mom lives in Watertown and my dad in Belmont!

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Karishma

That’s awesome! I go to school at Brandeis, and I always go to Russo’s!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery

Yaaaaas I LOVE Russo’s! Great idea.

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Christina @ Bake with Christina
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These seriously look so delicious! I’m in love with coconut macaroons, and the idea to dip them in chocolate is just so amazing! Pinned!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks for pinning, Christina! I mean, how could I not have dipped them in chocolate?!

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ali grace | cookies and grace
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First of all – how on earth did it take me this long to find you?? And yes – cookie swaps (and women in general) are pretty ferocious.
Lastly, these are gorgeous and I’m drooling. Thank you.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Well hello! So glad to have you here! Your recent Christmas cookie post is making me drool 😛

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Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits
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First the red velvet/nutella cookies, now this. You’re totally speaking my chocolate language!

Have fun in Boston/NY!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks, Lisa! And so glad we speak the same language… Haha!

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annie@ciaochowbambina
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Coconut macaroons are one of my favorite cookies…dipped in chocolate, all the better!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right?! Thanks, Annie!

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Tori@Gringalicious.com
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I need these in my life. Must.Make.Now……!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes yes yes you do. Thanks, Tori!!

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cupcake recipes
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great and looks delicious, kids and everyone will love them, still trying to do it my self

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Abbie @ Needs Salt
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YES YES YES thank you for adding chocolate. It just complete coconut macaroons in every respect. Have a fabulous time in New Fork City! (Love that pun, by the way.)

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks, Abbie! A macaroon without chocolate is a macaroon without life.

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Julie G.
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I have to go to a Christmas dinner tomorrow and I think this is what I’ll whip up as the dessert. Can’t wait to try the recipe – thanks so much for sharing!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Absolutely. I love it! Happy baking with them, and please do let me know how they come out!!

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Nora @ Savory Nothings
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Uhm, isn’t it normal to go crazy around so many delicious cookies? But then again, maybe that’s just me and I’m one of those cray-crays at cookie swaps. I’m gonna go jump up and down, clapping my hands now because your cookies look awesome and I feel the need to act all overexcited.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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The overexcited (and potentially over-sugared) I totally get and appreciate and love. So yeah, you should totally come to my next cookie swap. Ha!

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Sarah @ SnixyKitchen
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Haha – I want to go to a cookie swap with you! And I’d eat all of your macaroons!

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Eden Passante
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Chocolate and coconut are the BEST together! These look amazing!

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