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Gluten Free Coconut Macaroons

Sandi Gaertner
Delicious gluten free coconut macaroons. Dip them in chocolate or enjoy them plain.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Gluten Free Cookies and Bar Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 79 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut * see note
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 can coconut condensed milk * see note
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract * see note
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup chocolate for melting optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 325º F.
  • In a large bowl, add the coconut, condensed milk, vanilla, and almond extracts. Mix well.
  • In a smaller bowl, add the two egg whites.
  • Mix the egg whites with an electric mixer on high until they form stiff white peaks. This can take 5 minutes or more depending on the mixer speed.
  • Pour the egg white mixture into the coconut mixture and mix.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop scoops of the coconut mixture onto the cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes until your macaroons are slightly golden.
  • Allow cooling.
  • If you are going to dip into chocolate, melt your chocolate in a microwave-safe dish. I like to microwave in 25-second intervals to avoid the chocolate burning.
  • Layout a piece of wax paper. Dip each macaroon in the chocolate and set onto the waxed paper to allow the chocolate to harden.

Notes

  1. You will want to use unsweetened shredded coconut for this recipe as it gets very sweet from the condensed milk.
  2. Use coconut condensed milk if you want these macaroons to be dairy-free too.
  3. I highly recommend using pure vanilla extract instead of imitation.
  4. Fun swaps include adding chocolate chips, adding chopped pecans or almonds, or dipping the whole macaroon in chocolate.
  5. These macaroons will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 79kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 67mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free chocolate dipped macaroons, gluten free coconut macaroons
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