Coconut macaroons are a delicious treat for coconut lovers. The orange scented macaroons are topped with dark chocolate for a lovely visual contrast and intense flavor. Make these cookies when entertaining, to serve with tea or coffee . A delicious, one bowl recipe, that is ready in no time!

Coconut macaroons with orange zest by Bake Bellissima

Coconut macaroons with orange zest by Bake Bellissima

Coconut macaroons with orange zest

Author: adapted from Bon Appetit December 2008 issue


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F and line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, salt, and butter together with a large whisk. Add the orange zest.
  3. Incorporate the eggs, one at a time until well blended.
  4. Add the 6 cups of coconut and mix well.
  5. Using a small ice cream scoop, shape macaroons and place on the prepared cookie sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the tops are browned. Allow to cool on the baking sheets.
  7. Once cooled, melt the chocolate in a microwave safe container.
  8. Drizzle on the macaroons using a fork.

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