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