Chocolate Macaroons


I make macaroons every year at Passover.  They never look like I want them to look.  This year I opted out of the annual recipe and went for the chocolate macaroon recipe from Saveur.   These are really good.  They still spread a little but I can deal.

This makes about two dozen

4 1/2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1 1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
6 egg whites
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325.   Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Mix together all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a medium sized sauce pan.  Mix over a medium low heat for about 6 minutes.  The mixture will get thoroughly mixed together and sticky.  Set aside and let cool to room temperature.

Mix in the chocolate chips.  Using a tablespoon to create a round drop cookie and put them on the cookie sheet.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until crisp.  Cool and eat.

Comments (Archived):

  1. AG

    These sounded incredible with the melted chocolate mixed into the coconut:…P.S. As a heads up, in the off chance you don’t already know: the site was down the other day and there’s been some issues with comments. For instance, my comment on a post doesn’t show up on my end. When I it again, I had the same issue.

  2. Sharon Schanzer

    FYI, there’s a typo in your headline (macroon)

    1. Gotham Gal


  3. Lisa Abeyta

    These look incredibly simple compared to the production usually required. Thanks for sharing; looking forward to making these for the family. (By the way – love the new look of the website)

    1. Gotham Gal

      Beyond simple