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Chocolate Cloud Macaroons

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!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 18 -20 cookies

Ingredients

  • 14 oz package sweetened coconut
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk I use this dairy-free condensed coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • cup sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • cup finely chopped macadamia nuts

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat (preferred) or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and salt until combined.
  • 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.
  • Fold the egg white mixture carefully into the shredded coconut mixture, until just combined being careful not to overmix. Scoop out 1 ½ tablespoon-sized mounds onto the baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden. Let cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg