Key Lime White Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

These summery key lime white chocolate coconut macaroons get a sweet and citrussy twist with the addition of key lime zest and a drizzle of white chocolate.

Hello.  I would like to introduce you to a lovely recipe.

It’s called “down with fall” and “get lost, pumpkin”.  Because I don’t know how your Pinterest feed looks these days, but mine is full of pumpkin, apple cider, and HALLOWEEN stuff.  Seriously!  It’s still August, and I am hanging onto August by the tips of my fingers.

We still have a tiny bit of summer left and I am going to embrace it!  That means ignoring back-to-school-anything, pretending that the leaves aren’t already slightly yellowish, hiding my sweaters at the back of my closet.  I will wear a sundress if it kills me, and no, those aren’t goosebumps.  I’m tooootally warm, OK?!

Key Lime White Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Key Lime White Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

I’m just a crazy lady who doesn’t want summer to end.  And lucky for me, these key lime white chocolate coconut macaroons are summer…in a cookie.

This was my first time ever making macaroons!  Then my second, third and fourth times.  I just couldn’t get enough of these guys.  They are SO.  YUMMY.

Key Lime White Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

 Key Lime White Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

I tried a few variations for thesekey lime white chocolate coconut macaroons…a sweetened condensed milk based recipe, then an egg-white version.  I went for the egg-white version because: cheaper and healthier with no difference in taste.  OK?  So that means we get to eat even more of them.  You with me on this one?

Then I added some key lime zest.  I tried adding the juice as well, but my macaroons looked like melted ice cream scoops when they emerged from the oven.  So no lime juice.  The zest is enough for a nice old taste of key lime.  And we all know I love me some key lime.

Next:  melty white chocolate.  Don’t make me justify this one.  Key lime + white chocolate = heaven.  Evidence: here.  Um…and here too.

So, protesters of impending doom fall, will you meet me on a sunny patio with these key lime white chocolate coconut macaroons and maybe a margarita?  We will ignore the changing leaves/appearance of leggings/arrival of all things pumpkin as a unified front!

Are you with me?!

More key lime treats for us:

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Key Lime White Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
 
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Summery coconut macaroons get a sweet and citrussy twist with the addition of key lime zest and a drizzle of white chocolate.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 25
Ingredients
Key Lime Coconut Macaroons
  • 4 *large* egg whites
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 key limes zested {2 tbsp}
  • 600g shredded sweetened coconut (4½ cups)
White Chocolate Drizzle
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
Key Lime Coconut Macaroons
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine egg whites, sugar, vanilla, salt and lime zest. Whisk together for a few minutes until sugar is dissolved and egg whites are bubbly.
  3. Stir in coconut.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, form *tightly packed* cookie dough balls (1.5 tbsp) on baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes until lightly golden.
  6. Allow to cool.
White Chocolate Drizzle
  1. In a small microwave proof dish, microwave the white chocolate chips on high for one minute. Remove and stir, then proceed to microwave in 10-second increments, stirring each time, and leaving at least 30 seconds in between to prevent scorching.
  2. When completely smooth and melted enough for drizzling, transfer to a small ziplock bag, snip the corner, and drizzle over cooled cookies.
Notes
To prevent macaroon spreading be careful of the following:
-make sure your oven is an accurate 325°F
-tightly pack the balls
-make sure your egg whites are from large eggs {not medium, jumbo, extra large etc}

Parchment paper works better than silicone baking mats to prevent cookies from sticking.

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