Two Peas and Their Pod

Coconut Lime Macaroons with White Chocolate

I am feeling a little better and have been able to bake a few things, but I am not 100% yet. I am slowly making my way back into the kitchen. Luckily, Josh has not lost his desire to cook, bake, and eat. He told me he had an idea for a new cookie for the blog-Coconut Lime Macaroons with White Chocolate. I told him to get busy! I wasn’t up for baking, but I sure wanted to taste his cookie creation.

Josh loves lime desserts. They are his absolute favorite. He loves the tart flavor. Coconut and lime are a match made in heaven, so I loved his idea of coconut lime macaroons. He added fresh lime juice and zest to the macaroons. When they were finished baking, he dipped the bottoms in white chocolate and drizzled the macaroon tops with chocolate.

When the cookies were finished, Josh brought me a cookie with a big grin on his face. He knew he did a good job:) The cookies were beautiful and delicious. I loved the lime, coconut, and white chocolate combination. I can’t wait for Josh to make them again. Coconut Lime Macaroons with White Chocolate get two thumbs up from me and I think you will enjoy them too.

Coconut Lime Macaroons with White Chocolate

Yield: 18 macaroons

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 large egg white
1½ teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
3½ cups sweetened coconut
10 ounces white chocolate, chopped

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, lime zest, egg white, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until combined. Add in the coconut and mix well.

3. With a spoon, scoop up about 2 Tablespoons of the coconut mixture and form into mounds that have a slight peak at the top. Place on lined baking sheets, about two inches apart. Bake cookies one sheet at a time for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cookies are set and slightly golden brown.

4. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes. Remove with a spatula onto a cooling rack.

5. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Make sure you keep stirring the chocolate every 20 seconds or so until chocolate is melted and smooth.

6. Lay out a large piece of wax paper. Dip the cookies into the chocolate-just so the bottoms are covered in chocolate. Set dipped cookies on the paper to dry. Drizzle macaroons with white chocolate and let dry completely.

If you like these Coconut Lime Macaroons with White Chocolate, you might also like:

Toasted Coconut Lime Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Cranberry Almond Coconut Macaroons from The Sophisticated Gourmet
Chewy Lime and Coconut Sugar Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Lemon Coconut Macaroons from Alpineberry

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55 Responses to “Coconut Lime Macaroons with White Chocolate”

  1. 1

    white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, coconut. Those are my fave food groups! These look amazing, Maria :)

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — April 8, 2011 @ 3:36 am

    Can’t go wrong with coconut and lime… can I have a margarita with this?

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    Blog is the New Black — April 8, 2011 @ 4:22 am

    Love macaroons- and adding lime and white chocolate?! Don’t mind if I do!

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    Heather (heather's dish) — April 8, 2011 @ 4:37 am

    ah…i feel like i’m on vacation already :)

  5. 5

    These look great! Perfect for the warmer weather!

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    Erica — April 8, 2011 @ 5:12 am

    I think its so awesome that your husband can bake! A big whoop whoop to him ;). THese are perfect. As always (with any lime treat), I may need to make these for my Josh too!

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    Ohh lime and white chocolate is one of the best combinations!

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    Aubry — April 8, 2011 @ 6:19 am

    coconut and lime. nothing tastes better!

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — April 8, 2011 @ 6:20 am

    Sounds like a fabulous combination!! Go Josh!

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    Jenny Flake — April 8, 2011 @ 6:46 am

    How perfect are these fun cookies?! Great flavor combo!!

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    brandi — April 8, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    these sound perfect for a spring dessert – so light, and I love the addition of lime!

  12. 12

    mmm I am nota big macaroon fan usually but the white chocoalte just convinced me! :)

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    d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo — April 8, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    I think I just died. I LOVE macaroons. Coconut and lime are the next best thing to being on an island. And the white chocolate? White chocolate is the best sweet there is. I cannot WAIT to make these!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — April 8, 2011 @ 7:14 am

    What a cookie! Can’t wait to try them!

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    Gigi Griffis — April 8, 2011 @ 7:18 am

    I LOVE coconut and I can’t wait to try these, BIG YUM!!

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    EatLiveRun — April 8, 2011 @ 7:26 am

    these remind me of summer! Love the coconut and lime combination…can’t wait to try them!

  17. 17

    Glad to hear you are feeling a touch better :) These cookies would put a smile on anyone’s face.

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    HeatherChristo — April 8, 2011 @ 7:47 am

    OH my….. I have a terrible weakness for coconut…. and lime. Macaroons have a special place in my heart, and they are my mothers hands down favorite. What a gorgeous variation on the original. And I love it that you two just keep cranking out the cookie recipes! what a treat for us all….

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    Addicted Baker — April 8, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    yummy :)

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    RJ — April 8, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    I love macarrons but have never made them! This looks like the perfect reason!! Can’t wait to try these! :)

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    Kylie — April 8, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    Those look so pretty! Perfect for spring!

  22. 22
    Amy — April 8, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    Seriously Maria! I think you should throw a cookie party and invite me! Those are my kind of cookies!

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    Amanda — April 8, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    What a perfect combination! Sounds wonderful!

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    Tessa — April 8, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    Awh aren’t you lucky to have a husband who bakes!? These look amazing, I just bought a bunch of limes at the store (on sale!) so I might have to make these. Thanks Josh!

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    Annalise — April 8, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    Yum! What a creative and wonderful take on macaroons, I can’t wait to try them!

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    Sarah — April 8, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    Those look delicious! I love lime… with almost anything!

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    Tracey — April 8, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    Yum, I love coconut and lime together. Way to go Josh!

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    Lesley Lifting Life — April 8, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    They look awesome!! I’m glad you have your other half to make the goodies when you’re not feeling up to the task! ;)

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    Joanne — April 8, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    Ooo how delicious! I was going to make white chocolate macadamian nut cookies today…but now I think a lime add-in is a must!

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    alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — April 8, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better! These would work for Passover too!

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    Lucy @ The Sweet Touch — April 8, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    I love macaroons!! I am putting this twist on the classic in my bookmarks. You should check out my blog, I just posted a recipe for little macaroon “nests” for Easter, too cute!

    http://thesweettouch.blogspot.com/2011/04/macaroon-easter-egg-nests.html

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — April 8, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    These look delicious. I agree with your husband, lime desserts are wonderful. Throw in a little coconut and white chocolate and you’ve got something amazing going on.

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    Angela@spinachtiger — April 8, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

    Someone mentioned margarita and I agree. These would make a lovely dessert with a latin dinner.

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    Amanda — April 8, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    Brilliant combination… these are wonderful!

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    Emily — April 8, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    Go Josh! These look amazing!

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    Jen — April 8, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    what a great twist to a macaroon!

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    The Italian Dish — April 8, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    I hope you keep feeling better and better, Maria!

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    Katrina — April 8, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

    Those do look and sound great! Love the coconut/lime combo, too.

    When I was pregnant with our youngest, I HATED the smell of sugar, like open up a bag and smell–ew. And through most of my pregnancy, I could not stomach eating pretty much all sweet things. Do you realize how horrible that was for me? ;) It was actually probably good for me, but I’m certainly glad that problem left me (I have had no problem eating sweets since!)
    Glad you’re starting to feel better.

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    Katrina — April 9, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    Mmm these bite sized beauties look perfect!

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    My Man's Belly — April 9, 2011 @ 7:09 am

    In a macaron vs macaroon smackdown…macaroons win hands down.

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