Small Batch Coconut Macaroons

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These Small Batch Coconut Macaroons are ideal for anyone cooking for one. Soft and chewy centers, crispy outsides and so easy to make. Just one egg white and a few other ingredients needed to make these sweet coconut-filled treats.

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These Small Batch Coconut Macaroons are ideal for anyone cooking for one. Soft and chewy centers, crispy outsides and so easy to make. Just one egg white and a few other ingredients needed to make these sweet coconut-filled treats. | zagleft.com

Coconut Macaroons have always been a favorite cookie of mine.  As a coconut lover, I find these sweet treats heavenly.  One bite through the slightly crisp shell only to discover a soft, gooey, sweet, coconut-filled center makes me thankful this easy recipe makes just a small batch.  If it didn’t, I’d be in trouble as I would marvel at how easy it would be to devour the entire big batch.

These Small Batch Coconut Macaroons are ideal for anyone cooking for one. Soft and chewy centers, crispy outsides and so easy to make. Just one egg white and a few other ingredients needed to make these sweet coconut-filled treats. | zagleft.com

Small batch means 6 cookies.  The perfect amount if you’re cooking for one or two.

Small batch also means quick and easy.  If you’ve eaten all six and want a few more, one egg white and a handful of ingredients are all that you need to make ’em again.  Almost too easy…

These Small Batch Coconut Macaroons are ideal for anyone cooking for one. Soft and chewy centers, crispy outsides and so easy to make. Just one egg white and a few other ingredients needed to make these sweet coconut-filled treats. | zagleft.com

When I’m “cooking for one”, I often only use an egg yolk in recipes.  Since wasting food is not something I do, hardly ever, I’m always happy to find ways to use up leftover egg whites.  Fortunately, it isn’t very hard.  In addition to making one of my favorite desserts, Small Batch Meringues, which require just one egg white, you can also make these perfect Small Batch Coconut Macaroons with one egg white too.

These Small Batch Coconut Macaroons are ideal for anyone cooking for one. Soft and chewy centers, crispy outsides and so easy to make. Just one egg white and a few other ingredients needed to make these sweet coconut-filled treats. | zagleft.com

These coconut macaroons are perfect.  Chewy in the center with a slight crispy exterior, they’re absolutely irresistible!  If you’ve got some shredded coconut stashed away, along with sugar, vanilla, salt and yes, an egg white – you have everything you need to make these delicious cookies.

These Small Batch Coconut Macaroons are ideal for anyone cooking for one. Soft and chewy centers, crispy outsides and so easy to make. Just one egg white and a few other ingredients needed to make these sweet coconut-filled treats. | zagleft.com

For these Small Batch Coconut Macaroons, I use only 3/4 of a cup of shredded coconut.  I like to toast the coconut first only because I happen to love extra-crispy macaroons and toasting the coconut enhances the flavor.  I also like the look of a browned cookie.  You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to. The coconut toasts in about 5 minutes so if you can spare the time, I’d encourage you to do it.

These Small Batch Coconut Macaroons are ideal for anyone cooking for one. Soft and chewy centers, crispy outsides and so easy to make. Just one egg white and a few other ingredients needed to make these sweet coconut-filled treats. | zagleft.com

If you’re a fan of coconut, you will love these coconut macaroons.  Hands down, it’s the easiest cookie recipe ever.  That might be a slight exaggeration, but they’re super easy nonetheless.

Coconut macaroons are gluten-free and perfect for those avoiding wheat.

Recipe Tips

For meringue-like macaroons, whisk the egg white until soft peaks form, then gradually add in the sugar and whisk until it holds stiff peaks.  Whisk in the vanilla and salt, then fold in the toasted coconut.

Dip the bottoms of the baked and cooled coconut macaroons in melted chocolate.

Enjoy!

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These Small Batch Coconut Macaroons are ideal for anyone cooking for one. Soft and chewy centers, crispy outsides and so easy to make. Just one egg white and a few other ingredients needed to make these sweet coconut-filled treats. | zagleft.com
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Small Batch Coconut Macaroons
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These Small Batch Coconut Macaroons are ideal for anyone cooking for one. Soft and chewy centers, crispy outsides and so easy to make. Just one egg white and a few other ingredients needed to make these sweet coconut-filled treats. | zagleft.com

Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 person
Author: Joanie Zisk
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips , melted (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  

  2. Spread the coconut on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet and toast for about 5 minutes or until slightly golden.  Remove pan from the oven and set aside.

  3. Whisk the egg white, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a mixing bowl.  Mix until the egg white and the sugar is completely combined.

  4. Gently stir in the toasted coconut and mix until coconut is evenly moistened.

  5. Using wet hands, a small ice cream scoop, or two tablespoons, shape, scoop or spoon the coconut mixture into small balls and place on baking sheet spaced about an inch or so apart.

  6. Bake the macaroons for 15-20 minutes until golden.

  7. Let the macaroons cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  8. Optional:  Dip bottoms of macaroons into melted chocolate.

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These Small Batch Coconut Macaroons are ideal for anyone cooking for one. Soft and chewy centers, crispy outsides and so easy to make. Just one egg white and a few other ingredients needed to make these sweet coconut-filled treats. | zagleft.com

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Yum!! I’m glad this is a small batch because I don’t think I’d want to share. They look delicious!

  2. The only coconut I will eat is in a macaroon!! I love the fact this is a small batch recipe because they are always better fresh!! Thank you for sharing, definitely saving this for later!!

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