Lime Coconut Macaroons

After one bite of these lime macaroons, no regular macaroon will ever reach your newly-acquired “golden laced standards” of macaroon excellence.

Coconut Macaroons with Lime

I am willing to award these macaroons the title of easiest-BenGusto-dessert-recipe-to-date. And, best of all, this recipe was made up on accident while experimenting in the “BenGusto Kitchen” (the gusto kitchen is not so intimidating as it may seem). More on that funny story to follow in the coming days (it’ll come in the form of a “BenGusto™ Disaster”)!

Ingredients for the coconut macaroons: lime, egg white, coconut, honey, powdered sugar, vanilla

Ingredients for the coconut macaroons: lime, egg white, coconut, honey, powdered sugar, vanilla

A batch of these easy lime macaroons would work well as a quickly-made party offering, a portable gift, or as a partner to morning coffee. They’re also gluten-free, vegetarian, pescatorian, low-fat, flexitarian, and…. well, you get the picture..

 

Lime Coconut Macaroons 

Level: SUPER EASY      Prep Time: 10 minutes     Cook Time: 25 minutes      Servings: Makes 9 macaroons

  • 3 cups shredded, sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 2 extra large Egg Whites
  • 2 tbsp. Powdered Sugar
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Zest of 1/2 Lime
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. Honey

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Beat the egg whites in an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment on high until stiff peaks form (about 3 minutes). While beating, add the vanilla and powdered sugar.

Fold in the coconut flakes, lime, lime zest, and honey.

Zest 1/2 the lime over the whites.

Zest 1/2 the lime over the whites.

Add the honey.

Add the honey.

Honey in the Macaroons

 

Plop the macaroons on a pan aligned with parchment paper using a small ice cream scoop.

Lime Coconut Macaroons

Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop the macaroons on a pan lined with parchment paper.

Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop the macaroons on a pan lined with parchment paper.

Bake for about 22-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Lime Coconut Macaroons

HmmmmMMMMmmm… Enjoy!

 

 

 

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