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Coconut macaroon

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Coconut macaroon


Total Time
Total Time
Prep 10 M / Cook 30 M

12 Servings

Grace Teo
Grace Teo   thegraceteo
Published on February 10, 2017

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80 g
coconut (desiccated or grated)
egg white(s)
30 g
almond butter
baking wafer(s)
white chocolate
milk chocolate
0.25 tsp
food coloring


German coconut macaroons are known to be the best. I love munching on them in the evenings during Christmas. It is the crunchy caramelized outer layer which adds such a great character to these coconut cookies. They are crispy on the outside but chewy and moist on the inside.

No sweetened condensed milk

Original German coconut macaroons do not use any condensed milk in their recipes. That's the secret to crispy and fragrant exterior. Instead adding almond butter makes the cookies a whole load better as it contributes to the moist texture in the cookies. If the almond butter you use is not as creamy, add a teaspoon of oil to the mixture.

Tips is making the best chewy and moist coconut macaroons

The most important step to create such textures is to double boil the mixture until its temperature reaches 55 to 60 degrees Celcius. You may also heat the mixture directly in a pot at very low heat but be very careful not to overheat.

Substituting white sugar

Traditionally, German coconut macaroons uses white sugar. Using raw sugar instead, enhanced the taste of the almond butter and coconut flavours in these macaroons.

Coconut macaroons are too hard or soft

Baking coconut macaroons for too long can result in very hard macaroons. If you've overbaked them, store them in an airtight contained with a few slices of fresh apple to gain some moisture. Be careful to exchange the slices of apples every two days or they will mold.

Coconut macaroons may appear soft when they are removed from the oven. Allow the macaroons to set and harden. As long as coconut macaroons are baked until slightly browned at the recommended temperature, they should be done just perfect!

How to store?

Coconut macaroons should be stored in air tight containers or metal cookie tins if you are living in cities with low humidity. These coconut cookies can be stored for up to 3 weeks.

Coconut macaroon is also known as: Kokosmakronen



Step 1/4

  • 80 g coconut (desiccated or grated)
  • 150 sugar
  • 1 egg white(s)
  • 30 g almond butter

Preheat oven to 210 degrees Celsius. Mix desiccated coconut, sugar, egg white and almond butter in a bowl.


Step 2/4

Double boil the mixture while mixing until its temperature reaches 55-60 degrees Celsius.


Step 3/4

  • 12 baking wafer(s)

Scoop some of the mixture and place on baking wafers or directly onto the parchment paper.


Step 4/4

  • 1 white chocolate
  • 1 milk chocolate
  • 0.25 tsp food coloring

Bake cookies in the oven for at least 12 minutes. Meanwhile, boil a pot of water and place a bowl over it to melt chocolates. Let it cool to room temperature before dipping cookies into melted chocolate. Use white chocolate and a drop of (natural) food colouring for fun colours like red or pink.

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