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Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies

Sometimes the best recipes are created by mistake. I was planning on making the typical macaroon in all its chewy coconutty glory. However, I ended up with something totally different and that’s ok because I think I like these Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies even better! The kitchen is meant for experimenting and fun, in my opinion.

Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies - Light and crisp on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. This easy cookie recipe tastes like heaven.

Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies

These cookies have the best of both worlds. They have a lovely lemon/coconut flavour and are nice and light to eat. One cookie is not enough. My daughter, Olivia, who is soooo picky, ate three cookies in a row – very unlike her!

Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies - Light and crisp on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. This easy cookie recipe tastes like heaven.

The egg whites make them airy and light. They don’t have an overpowering lemon flavour either. Just enough that you can taste it beyond all that coconut.

Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies - Light and crisp on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. This easy cookie recipe tastes like heaven.

They pair beautifully with tea or coffee for an afternoon treat. This recipe makes 2 dozen and they did not last long. I gave some to my friend to take home with her and she said her family loved them, too.

Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies - Light and crisp on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. This easy cookie recipe tastes like heaven.

How to Make Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies

They are easy peasy! Start off by buttering and flouring a baking sheet so your cookies won’t stick.

Add egg whites to a large bowl, Beat with a mixer until stiff peaks form….like you are planning to make meringue. Add the lemon extract and beat to combine.

Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies - Light and crisp on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. This easy cookie recipe tastes like heaven.

Slowly add in the powdered sugar (or as we call it in Canada, icing sugar) and beat after each addition. You don’t want to do this step quickly because you’ll end up with a sugar cloud in your kitchen. Then, fold in the flour and coconut.

Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies - Light and crisp on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. This easy cookie recipe tastes like heaven.

Drop by teaspoonfuls on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges start to lightly brown.

Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. They don’t take long to cool so you should be able to enjoy them shortly after they are baked.

Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies - Light and crisp on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. This easy cookie recipe tastes like heaven.

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Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies - Light and crisp on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. This easy cookie recipe tastes like heaven.

I hope that you’ll give them a try! You never know. They may become your new favourite cookie!

Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies - Light and crisp on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. This easy cookie recipe tastes like heaven.

For more cookie recipes, check out my Rice Krispie Cookies, Cream Cheese Cookies and No-Bake Butterscotch Cookies.

Did you know that it’s National Macaroon Day? To celebrate, I’m sharing some yummy macaroon recipes from my bloggy friends!

15 Awesome Macaroon Recipes - Celebrate National Macaroon Day with this assortment of delicious recipes!

  1. Chocolate Caramel Coconut Macaroon Tart
  2. Macaroon Kiss Cookies
  3. Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
  4. Almond Coconut Macaroons
  5. Easy Coconut Macaroons
  6. Gluten-free Macaroons
  7. Coconut Macaroon Brownies
  8. Pineapple Coconut Macaroon Cookie Bars
  9. No Bake Chocolate Macaroons
  10. Blueberry Macaroons
  11. Salted Cashew Coconut Macaroons
  12. Paleo Coconut Macaroons
  13. Peppermint Macaroons
  14. Keto Macaroon Fat Bombs
  15. Samoa Macaroons

Yield: 24

Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies

Light and crisp on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. This easy cookie recipe tastes like heaven.

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour a cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. Add egg whites to a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Add lemon extract and beat to combine. Gradually add in powdered sugar, beating after each addition. Fold in flour and coconut.
  3. Drop by teaspoonful on to a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges start to lightly brown.
  4. Remove from oven and place cookies on a cooling rack.



Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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