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Easy Coconut Orange Macaroons

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Easy Coconut Orange Macaroons are crunchy on the outside, with a soft, tender coconut texture inside, paired with the perfect blend of chocolate and orange flavors.  A wonderful treat for your palate!  Made with only 6 ingredients, and 10 minutes to whip up, these coconut macaroons make the perfect cookie to enjoy with your morning coffee or tea. 

 

Dipped in chocolate with an additional drizzled on top, and loaded with coconut and orange zest, making these delicious and totally gluten-free!  YUM!

We love the mix of chocolate and orange together.  I guess you can say it’s an “Italian thing.”   

And these macaroons burst with orange and chocolate flavors. 

Easy Coconut Orange Macaroons by 2sistersrecipes.com

What you’ll need to make Coconut Orange Macaroons…

  1.   unsweetened coconut flakes

  2.   sweetened condensed milk,  or DF coconut condensed milk

  3.   1 navel orange organic – for zest

  4.   vanilla extract

  5.   2 large eggs – using only egg whites

  6.   semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

How to Make these Easy Coconut Macaroons…

1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (163C).  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Set them aside.

2.  In a large mixing bowl, mix together coconut flakes, condensed milk, vanilla extract, and orange zest.  Set it aside. 

A photo of the ingredients displayed. by 2sistersrecipes.com

3.  Separate the eggs, and place the egg whites in a medium-sized bowl.  Beat the egg whites at the highest speed for 5 minutes or more, until they are fluffy and form stiff peaks.  

4.  Next, slowly and gently fold the fluffy egg whites into the coconut mixture. 

Egg whites whipped in a bowl, then added to the cookie mixture. by 2sistersrecipes.com

5.  Using the smallest ice cream scoop, scoop up and drop it onto the prepared cookie sheets, at least 1 inch apart. 

 

A bowl with the cookie batter. and cookies set on a baking sheet. by 2sistersrecipes.com

6.  Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, until they are golden around the bottom edges and on top.  Remove and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes.  Then transfer to a wire rack and continue to cool completely. 

Baked Coconut Macaroons out of the oven. by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

How To Melt Chocolate for Dipping…

  • Melt chocolate chips either in a double boiler on the stovetop, or in the microwave. 

  • Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate, and use the back of the spoon or a knife to help wipe off excess chocolate.  Place each cookie onto the wire rack.   

  • Next, you can either melt an additional 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, then place the melted chocolate into a quart-size ziplock bag.  Snip a tiny opening with scissors in one corner, and drizzle some chocolate over each cookie. 

  • Or you can make a quick chocolate ganache by adding some hot heavy cream (1/4 cup) to the remaining melted chocolate and blend it until the chocolate is creamy smooth.

  • Then transfer to a ziplock bag to drizzle over each cookie. 

chocolate chips in a double boiler. and macaroons dipped in chocolate. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes for the chocolate to set. 

Use a spatula to help you remove the cookies from the wire rack.  Then transfer them to a sealed container and keep them in the refrigerator. 

 

Easy Coconut Orange Macaroons by 2sistersrecipes.com

Best part?  …when they come out of the oven,  the scent of orange comes through that door with these macaroons – making your house smell delicious. 

The aroma is WONDERFUL! 

Besides, when you add the melted chocolate to them?  They are So yummy…  everyone will love them!

Keep them chilled and they will stay fresh for weeks.  Cookies will freeze well for up to two months. 

These coconut macaroon cookies are worthy to be part of your dessert table. 

ENJOY!!

 

 

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Yield: 25 cookies

Easy Coconut Macaroons

Easy Coconut Orange Macaroons by 2sistersrecipes.com

Easy Coconut Orange Macaroons are crunchy on the outside, with a soft, tender coconut texture inside, paired with the perfect blend of chocolate and orange flavors. A wonderful treat for your palate! Gluten-free with only 6 ingredients to make these cookies positively delicious.

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (7-ounce bag, or 198g) unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 (14-ounce) ( 396g) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 + 1/2 Tbsps. freshly grated orange zest
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (170g) semi-sweet chocolate chips, for melting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (163C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use a large spoon or spatula to mix together coconut flakes, condensed milk, vanilla extract, and orange zest. Set it aside.
  3. Separate the eggs, and place the egg whites in a medium bowl. Beat the egg whites at the highest speed for 5 minutes or more, until they are fluffy and form stiff peaks.
  4. Slowly and gently fold the fluffy egg whites into the coconut mixture.
  5. Using the smallest ice cream scoop, scoop up and drop it onto the prepared cookie sheets, at least 1 inch apart.
  6. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, until they are golden around the bottom edges and on top. Remove and allow to cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack and continue to cool completely.

To Melt Chocolate for Dipping:

  1. Melt chocolate chips either in a double boiler on the stovetop, or in the microwave. (See my notes on the bottom).
  2. Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate, and use the back of the spoon or a knife to help wipe off excess chocolate from the cookie. Place each cookie onto the wire rack.
  3. Next, if you need more chocolate to drizzle on top, you can melt an additional 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  4. Then place the melted chocolate into a quart-size ziplock bag. Snip a tiny opening with scissors in one corner, and drizzle some chocolate over each cookie.
  5. Or you can make a quick chocolate ganache by adding some hot heavy cream (1/4 cup) to the remaining melted chocolate and blend it until the chocolate is creamy smooth. Then transfer to a ziplock bag to drizzle over each cookie.
  6. Transfer to the refrigerate to chill for at least 30 minutes for the chocolate to set.
  7. Use a spatula to help you remove the cookies from the wire rack. Then transfer them to a sealed container and keep them in the refrigerator.
  8. Yields: 23 to 25 coconut macaroons

Notes

Bests to keep these cookies chilled. They will stay fresh for up to two weeks. Cookies will freeze for up to two months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

25 cookies

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 5.2gCarbohydrates: 11.3gFiber: 1.3gSugar: 8.7gProtein: 2.2g

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Easy Coconut Orange Macaroons by 2sistersrecipes.com

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xo Anna and Liz

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    May 26, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Orange and chocolate are a nice addition to a classic macaroon. One of my favorite flavor combinations.

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      May 27, 2021 at 12:19 pm

      Yes, ours too! Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy!!

  • Reply
    Susan
    May 17, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Wish my hubby shared my love of coconut! These look divine, especially more so with the freshly grated orange zest.

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      May 17, 2021 at 10:24 am

      Susan, I think you should make these macaroons when you have your dinner group. They will be a hit! And you can freeze them, and have them for your grandchildren when they come to visit. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL… Try them!

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