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Coconut Macaroons

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These coconut macaroons smell pleasant, taste not too sweet, crisp outside and chewy inside. For those who like gluten free treats, these macaroons will be a good one to keep in your cooking list. I ate three in a row when they were straight out from oven. It’s perfect as snack with a cup of tea or coffee, or as finger food for a party.

Coconut Macaroons Recipe (Printable recipe)
By Christine's Recipes
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Yield: 14 to 15

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1½ tsp lemon juice
  • 110 gm caster sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (yellow part only)
  • 15 gm cornflour / cornstarch
  • 150 gm desiccated coconut
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  1. Preheat oven to 160C / 320F.
  2. Use a large clean mixing bowl, without any trace of oil or water, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until bubbles form. Add lemon juice. Gradually add the sugar, one-third at a time, and beat well between additions. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  3. With a spatula, lightly stir in lemon zest. Sift in and lightly fold in the cornflour in three batches. Add the desiccated coconut.
  4. Use an ice-cream scoop or large spoon to drop heaped tablespoons of mixture onto a lined baking tray, leaving about 3cm / 1¼ inch between each as picture shown. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until pale golden. Remove the tray from the oven and leave for 5 minutes before transferring the macaroons onto a wire rack to cool completely. The leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container for a few days
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  • About how to beat egg whites, please refer to this video “How To Beat Egg Whites”.
  • The leftover egg yolks can be used to make these pumpkin crème brulee.


  1. I am a sucker for anything coconut! These coconut meringue cookies look awesome, Christine.

  2. Hi christine, is the desiccated coconut need to be fried with gula melaka before i can use it in the macaroons?

    1. No, you don't need to fry the desiccated coconut. Just mix it with other ingredients.

  3. Hi Christine what a lovely & yummy recipe of ur's is this I baked &got so beautiful delicious unbelievable. thanks.😄

    1. Hi Janee,
      Thanks for trying my recipe. Glad that you liked it. :)

  4. Hi Christine Ho thanks a lot I have posted my photo of Macaroons on my page &addresses u pls do check it they where so beautiful &so yummy & tasty every one liked it so much.thanks love u &ur recipes.

    1. Hi Janee,

      So glad that you liked these little coconut macaroons. They are absolutely delicious.
      I hopped over to your google+ page and viewed your photos. They are gorgeous.

  5. Hi Christine! I am honored u replied me.
    Hope u will be happy to know that I made few variations of this recipe.
    1*I added custard powder like 1 tb .
    In replacement of 1 tb cornflour.
    2*I added coconut milk powder 1tb+
    Little yellow color &second time light pink color.
    3*I added the fresh coconut flakes &grated coconut.
    Every time I got bea results &perfect.
    All the kids of my( inlaws) family they r around 14 to 15 + my huband+my mother side family they love & finished in blink of eye.thanks.see how these little coconut Macaroons (little sweet bombs )did magic. Very soft pretty balls.thanks again.👏a big round of applause 👏 from all those kids.nice to see u .

    1. Hi Janee,
      Thanks for sharing your successful experiment. Theses little coconut balls are really excellent snacks for kids.


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