I love a good macaroon! These chewy coconut cookies are one of my favorites, and the addition of orange and chocolate make them perfect for the holidays. Even better, macaroons are so easy to make. They also travel well and are wonderful for holiday gift giving. This is a great basic macaroon recipe, so feel free to change up the orange and chocolate for some of your favorite flavors.
I like to use a small cookie scoop to shape my macaroons. They’ll flatten out slightly during baking and be the perfect size and shape. Do keep a close eye on them while they’re baking. You want them to be just firm, and lightly browned on the bottom. I’m already dreaming about making these sweet, chewy, chocolate and orange infused coconut cookies again!
Chocolate Orange Macaroons
- 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a a medium bowl, stir together coconut, sugar, flour, orange zest and salt. Mix in egg whites, melted butter and almond extract until well combined. Gently stir in chopped chocolate.
- Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheets. Bake, on baking sheet at a time, for about 20 minutes, or until firm to the touch and lightly browned.
- Cool macaroons for 5 minutes on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Cuisine at Home