What is Macaroon?
Macaroons are flourless cookies made with coconut, egg whites, sugar/condensed milk/cream. These gluten-free cookies are made during the Passover Holidays.
Are Coconut Macaroons Gluten-Free?
Yes. These coconut macaroons are flourless cookies. This makes them gluten-free. Also, if you're dipping in chocolate, make sure to use gluten-free chocolate.
What Is The Difference Between A Macaroon And A Macaron?
Although Macaroons and Macarons look similar, they are completely different. These two cookies, which differ in taste, texture, and preparation methods, are similar only in name.
While macaroon is based on grated coconut, egg whites, and sugar; macaron is based on ground almonds, egg whites, and sugar. It is in the form of small mounds.
Coconut is mainly used in making macaroons. They are dense and chewy. It is usually dipped in chocolate. Almond paste is used in making macarons. It is filled with ganache or cream. The outer shell is brittle. It is shaped like a small sandwich.
Why Did My Coconut Macaroons Spread?
These homemade coconut macaroons spread a little while baking. But if your cookies are spreading too much, the dough may not be cold enough. Refrigerate the coconut mixture for 20–30 minutes before baking to prevent the cookie from spreading. Also, make sure you don't add too much sweetened condensed milk.
How to Make Coconut Macaroons without Condensed Milk?
You can also make this recipe using sugar, honey, or maple syrup instead of condensed milk. Preheat the oven to 325 °F. Fry the coconut. This gives the cookie a more intense coconut flavor and a crunchy texture. Spread the grated coconut on the baking tray and fry for 5 minutes. Then let it cool. Beat egg whites in a countertop mixer until soft peaks form. Then add sugar or sweetener. Stir the mixture until it forms firm peaks. Add vanilla extract and salt. Whisk the mixture well. Combine the coconut and egg white mixture. Fold the ingredients with a silicone spatula. Then chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Shape the cookies with a tablespoon or scoop of ice cream and place them on the baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes until golden-brown. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve it plain or dipped in chocolate.
What To Serve with Coconut Macaroons?
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve Coconut Macaroons:
How To Store Coconut Macaroons?
Let them cool completely to store these coconut macaroons. Once your macaroons have cooled, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Be careful not to store it at room temperature as it contains eggs and condensed milk.
Can Coconut Macaroons Be Frozen? Yes. Coconut cookies are ideal for freezing. You can freeze these macaroons for up to 3 months. Wrap them in cling film or parchment paper to prevent them from sticking. Then transfer it to a freezer bag or airtight container. Defrost at room temperature before serving.