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Chocolate Cloud Macaroons


  • Author: Erin Collins
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 18-20 cookies

Description

Chocolate Coconut Cloud Cookies! A cross between a meringue and a macaroon. SOFT and chewy with crispy edges and covered in chocolate and macadamia nuts!


Ingredients

  • 1 14oz package sweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk (I use this dairy-free condensed coconut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat (preferred) or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and salt until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, place the egg whites. Beat on medium speed, adding the sugar slowly over 3-4 minutes. Increase the speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form, about 4-5 minutes more.
  4. Fold the egg white mixture carefully into the shredded coconut mixture, until just combined being careful not to overmix. Scoop out 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized mounds onto the baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake the cookies for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden. Let cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Combined the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Set the bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir until melted. Alternatively you can melt the chocolate in the microwave at 50% heat stirring every minute until melted.
  7. When the cookies are cool, drizzle the top of each with some melted chocolate. Top with a sprinkle of macadamia nuts. Let the chocolate set and enjoy!
  8. Keep leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Notes

MAKE IT NUT-FREE: Omit the macadamia nut topping. Top with something else like crushed pretzels or more shredded coconut.

MAKE IT DAIRY-FREE: Use coconut milk sweetened condensed milk (linked above) in place of regular condensed milk.