30 minutes
6 to 8 cookies
When you want chocolate, and you want it now - try these quick and easy chocolate-coconut macaroons. Just two egg whites plus pantry ingredients makes enough for two to share.
  • 1/2 cup (1 1/2 oz/42 g) Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (4 oz / 114g) powdered sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (3 oz / 85 g) flaked sweetened coconut

Choco-Coco macaroons: these are the shaggy chewy kind, not the French ones. And unlike French macarons, these cookies are easy! Use your mixer to stir them together for best results.

Heat oven to 350˚F/17o˚C, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Put cocoa powder, sugar, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer, and mix briefly. Add in the egg whites and vanilla, and mix at low speed until combined. The mixture at first will appear dry, but keep beating it until it is smooth and glossy.

Add in the coconut, then stir the mixture until well combined.

Use a 2-Tablespoon scoop, and scoop mounds of dough 1 to 2 inches apart onto the parchment-lined cookie sheet. You’ll be able to form 6 to 8 dough balls.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until the top surface is dry and glossy. Carefully slide the macaroons, still on the parchment, onto a cooling rack. Cool for 10 minutes, then free from the parchment with a thin spatula, and let them cool completely.

 

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