Sunday 18 May 2014

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons are closer to a cookie than its meringue cousin, and is equally sweet. They have a nice crust and chewy inside. I heard a lot about Coconut Macaroons and always thought that they are very fancy and can only be bought from a bakery. Never ever thought to prepare them at home. 

Once I was going through a recipe of Ina Garten and found it to be not so difficult and quick to make. The original recipe contains Condensed Milk + Coconut + Egg whites, but making some changes I totally omitted the Condensed milk part and made them with sugar. Few recipes also add almond meal to it. There are many methods to prepare them. Few beat the egg whites to the stiff peaks and then fold in the coconut and sugar and many more. But I got a very easy and simple way to prepare it for you guys. There are various varieties of coconut macaroons these days - like chocolate, nuts etc.
So lets quickly see the ingredients followed by the method.

Ingredients :
  • Castor Sugar - 1 cup
  • Dessicated Coconut - 2 + 1/2 cups
  • Egg whites - 4 egg whites (large eggs, if medium then 5)

Method :
  • In a  big bowl whisk sugar & egg whites just to mix well.
  • Now add in the coconut and again mix.
  • Transfer the mixture to a pan on medium to low flame and continuously stir it. (Make sure to stir continuously as if not then the egg might cook to a scrambled egg and we don't want that)
  • After sometime you will observe that the moisture has dried out a bit. Just close the flame and let the mixture rest for 5 minutes. (make sure that the mixture is not too runny, if yes then cook it for some more time)
  • Now take a plastic sheet piping bag or make your own, fill it with the mixture, cut a little big hole. 
  • Pipe on to a baking tray lined with butter paper.
    Bake it in a preheated oven at 160 ° C for 20-25 minutes or unless they get a nice golden brown color.
  • Once done, take them out and let them sit in the baking tray for 5 minutes. Then transfer to a cooling rack and let them cool completely.
Once cooled, store them into an air tight container and enjoy !!!!!

Note :
They are very easy to prepare, but few things have to be kept in mind -
While cooking the mixture, stirring continuously is very important
While baking, once they start changing color keep an eye, as they might get a very dark color soon.

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Thanks & Happy Baking
Priyanka :)


  1. Instead of egg ny other ingredient.

    1. Sorry Puja, Macaroons major ingredient is egg.

  2. Hey Priyanka do you have a video for this recipe. I would love to try but unsure about the cooking the mixture part so a video would be helpful.