Coconut Macaroons – super simple sweet coconut cookies that are dipped in chocolate. If you like coconut you are going to love these!
I am really excited for this post today. Not only is it my Grandma’s cookie recipe and a staple in our house around Christmas time. But I get to share all about De’Longhi Days of Giving and Cookies for Kid’s Cancer. This time of year I love sharing how people can give back and help others!
If you follow along on Instagram you may have noticed last week I shared a package of cookies I got from the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. So today I am going to show how you can give back this year too!
For starters De’Longhi will donate a portion of its delonghi.us sales site-wide to the non-profit pediatric cancer organization, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. So what does that mean? If you purchase any products from delonghi.us from now until December 19th you are helping! You can also go to www.cookiesforkidscancer.org to learn more.
What pairs well with cookies? Coffee! A little sweet and chocolate from a cookie with a rich cup of coffee sounds like the perfect afternoon pairing to me. This holiday season I am using the De’Longhi Lattissima One to make the best coffee for everyone at my house. This little machine is amazing.
To start off with, I was not expecting it to be so compact. I love that it is small and can just fit in my kitchen. Plus it is sleek and doesn’t look like an old school coffee pot that just takes up space. Have you ever tried to froth milk at home? I have and it usually just makes a mess. But not anymore! You can get coffee house frothed milk in your cup in seconds. I swear that is everyone’s favorite part!
I grew up with these Coconut Macaroons at our house every year. Sometimes my Grandma would drizzle chocolate over the top, sometimes she would dip them in chocolate like I did today. Either way, the sweet coconut with the chocolate is the ultimate in a Christmas cookie. When I break out the cookie tray when guests are here, I can also let everyone pick what flavor latte or cappuccino they want!
The Lattissima One uses coffee pods that come in about 30 different flavors. Some of them decaf, which my mother in-law takes full advantage of in the afternoons. And some are fully caffeinated, which I appreciate during this crazy time of year. Everyone gets their favorite….Caramelito for me please!
So this holiday season if you are looking for the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life, or you want to treat your coffee loving self; look no further! Because you are also supporting a great cause, you don’t even have to think twice. Trust me, you are going to love this thing. I already have friends and family asking where to get one after they experienced it once. And right now De’Longhi has a special on their Lattissma machines (including this Lattissma One), they are 30% off!! This deal goes from Dec 4th-30th, so don’t wait.
Plus these Coconut Macaroons will be the perfect pair with that afternoon latte. Nothing beats Grandma’s recipes, and these are a must for Christmas cookies at our house.
Make this holiday season special with great cookies and great coffee. I am loving that I can adjust the size and have just a small cappuccino or if I am in the mood, I can go crazy! So easy to set up and use, and no more running to the coffee shop! Which means more time at home enjoying the holiday season.
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate, melted
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Beat egg whites until fluffy (about 1 minute)
- Stir in salt and vanilla extract until well combined.
- Fold in coconut until everything is well blended.
- Drop about 1 inch balls about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes until set and the the edges are browned.
- The cookies will spread during baking. Remover from the oven and let cook for 10 minutes. Then use your fingers to gather the edges and shape into balls.
- Once the cookies have cooled completely, dip the bottoms in chocolate (or drizzle chocolate over the top). Place on parchment paper to let the chocolate set completely before serving.
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Amount Per ServingCalories 123Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 30mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 2gSugar 14gProtein 1g
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