Coconut Macaroons Dusted with Gold

Coconut Macaroons Dusted with Gold

By Colombe du Jour

I think it's about time I share with you one of my most favorite, no fuss-sweet recipes. This recipe is particularly timely for Passover, as there is no flour and the leavening agent is egg whites. If you use an ice cream scooper to create a dome like shape, my macaroons are like mini cakes. For an elegant decadence, dip them in your favorite melted dark chocolate and give them a dusting of edible gold.

Enjoy them as portable treats. Have them for a snack or they're ideal when you don't have much time but you've promised to bring over a sweet ending to a meal.

Through the ages we have transformed the macaroon from a delicate almond based biscuit to a moist coconut deliciousness. I love French macaroons, but the coconut ones should not be overlooked. They possess a satisfying simplicity.

Serving Size: 12 Prep Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hr


  • 2 cup shredded coconut

  • ½ cup maple sugar

  • 2 egg whites

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • pinch of salt

  • 2 ½ oz bittersweet dark chocolate (I like Green and Black's 70%)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F

  2. In a medium bowl, add salt to egg whites and beat with an electric mixer until stiff but not dry.

  3. Using a spatula fold in the maple sugar and vanilla. Then stir in the coconut.

  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop out 1 oz cookies. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden.

  5. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.

  6. Over low heat, melt chocolate in a small pan. Tip the pan on it's side and dip half the macaroon in the chocolate. Allow to set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes on a parchment-lined tray.

  7. Once the chocolate sets, use a small brush to sprinkle edible gold over the chocolate. Makes 12.

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