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Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

If you read our article on the Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen site, then you know Josh is huge help in the kitchen. Thanks by the way for all of your kind comments-it was an honor to be featured. Anyways, I often get asked if Josh really helps in the kitchen, YES, he does. We are a great team and love cooking/baking together. I couldn’t do this blog without him.

To show off Josh’s culinary skills, I am posting HIS coconut macaroons today. I had nothing to do with these cookies-well I ate them, but that was all the help he got from me. He baked these all by his lonesome and they were fabulous!

Josh didn’t need the Kitchen Aid mixer for this recipe. He whipped up everything in a bowl-the old fashion way. The cookies came together in no time. He had fun getting his hands dirty with this recipe. The coconut dough is a sticky mess, but a fun one!

After the cookies cooled, he dipped them in chocolate. He used Scharffen Berger 70% Bittersweet Chocolate. I would recommend using a higher quality of chocolate for dipping. If you like milk chocolate you can go that route, we prefer things a little darker though:) He had extra chocolate after dipping, so he drizzled the cookies with chocolate too.

The coconut cookies were sweet and chewy and the chocolate made them even better. They were pretty too:) I think you should hint to your sweetheart to make these cookies for you on Valentine’s Day. I know I am going to ask Josh to make them again:)

**If you live in Utah, tune in to Good Things Utah today at 10:00 a.m.  I will be cooking a healthy Valentine’s meal!** I know many of you don’t live in Utah, so I will try to get the clip and share it with you all later! Wish me luck:)

Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

Yield: 18 macaroons

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 large egg white
1½ teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
3½ cups sweetened coconut

For the chocolate dipping:
About 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped (you can use semi-sweet or milk chocolate if you wish)

Directions:

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

2. In a large bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, 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 dough and place the dough balls on the baking sheets-about 2 inches apart. Form the cookies into mounds that have a peak at the top. Use your hands-squeeze the dough together and create a point at the top. Your hands will get sticky-you may need to wash them in between forming cookies.

4. Bake cookies one sheet at a time for 15 to 20 minutes. The cookies will turn golden brown.

5. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes or until they are firm and set. Remove with a spatula onto a cooling rack.

6. 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. You can melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water if you wish. Josh did it in the microwave though.

7. Lay out a large piece of parchment paper. Dip the cookies into the chocolate-just so the bottoms are covered in chocolates. Set dipped cookies on the paper to dry. Dip all of the cookies. If you have extra chocolate drizzle the tops with chocolate for fun:)

8. Let the cookies sit until the chocolate has dried. Enjoy!

If you like these cookies, you might also like:

Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Coconut Chocolate Blondies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Coconut, Pecan, Chocolate Chip Cookies from My Baking Addiction
No Bake Chocolate, Chocolate and Coconut Cookies from For the Love of Cooking

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77 Responses to “Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate”

  1. 1
    Erica — February 10, 2010 @ 5:28 am

    WOW! Wouldn’t these be the best Valentine’s Day gift for someone!! Just beautiful. Love that Josh made them (what a man). Who doesn’t like coconut?

  2. 2
    Estela @ Weekly Bite — February 10, 2010 @ 6:23 am

    What a great recipe! I love your feature on PW’s website! It was a great interview!

  3. 3
    Emily — February 10, 2010 @ 6:38 am

    I found you by way of the Tasty Kitchen, and I’m so glad I did! Looking forward to following along with your culinary adventures. (P.S. Isn’t it wonderful to have a husband who enjoys spending time with you in the kitchen?)

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    twopeas — February 10, 2010 @ 6:44 am

    Erica-you should make these for your Josh:)

    Estela-Thanks!

    Emily-Good to see you! Glad you found our blog.

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    Meghan — February 10, 2010 @ 6:46 am

    I saw your feature on Tasty Kitchen – congratulations!!! You guys are such a cute couple, and it’s sweet how you truly are a team :) I love Josh’s touch of drizzling the macaroons with chocolate – they look fantastic!

  6. 6
    Rosa — February 10, 2010 @ 6:48 am

    So lovely and delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Jessica — February 10, 2010 @ 7:16 am

    Hmmm…what on earth would it take for my hubby to make something like this?!?!? I have no clue, but he is cooking dinner for me this weekend and I am scared. All he can make are egg whites and turkey burgers. It will be blog worthy, I’m sure!

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    Katie @ goodLife {eats} — February 10, 2010 @ 7:21 am

    Good luck today!!

  9. 9
    kat — February 10, 2010 @ 7:26 am

    Good luck on your tv appearance today!

  10. 10
    Tiffany — February 10, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    Can’t wait to watch you this morning!

    This type of “macaroon” reminds me of my precious Grandmother (she passed away in September 2008). She could eat an entire box and LOVED every bite!

  11. 11
    Lori — February 10, 2010 @ 7:49 am

    These look so good! I really love coconut and these would also be a great Valentine cooke for my Dad. He loves it too. Hope your show goes well! You’ll do great!

  12. 12
    Gaby — February 10, 2010 @ 8:18 am

    good luck with the segment today!!!!

  13. 13
    Cookin' Canuck — February 10, 2010 @ 8:30 am

    Great job, Josh! I adore coconut macaroons and these ones look particularly good. Good luck on the cooking segment today, Maria. You’ll be great!

  14. 14
    Emily — February 10, 2010 @ 8:45 am

    I absolutely LOVE macaroons! I will have to make these this weekend. Yum! Good luck this morning–you’ll do fabulously!

  15. 15
    Sara — February 10, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    This look delish! Way to go, Josh!

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    Pam — February 10, 2010 @ 8:57 am

    Now that is MY kind of Valentine treat – they look mouth watering!

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    Rose — February 10, 2010 @ 9:45 am

    Josh, it sounds as though you and Adam (who is the other half of The Bite Me Kitchen) have a lot in common – these are his favorite cookies!! It’s such fun being a part of a couple that shares a passion for cooking! You two are so cute ;)

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    Debbie — February 10, 2010 @ 10:22 am

    Those are beautiful!! Just what a macaroon needs..chocolate! Thanks.

  19. 19
    Bridgett — February 10, 2010 @ 10:24 am

    These look heavenly! I can only imagine they would be calling me if they were sitting in my kitchen.

  20. 20
    Leslie K. — February 10, 2010 @ 10:36 am

    GREAT WORK, JOSH. We’re super impressed with you.

  21. 21
    sharon — February 10, 2010 @ 10:55 am

    These are so beautiful! I tried to make macaroons the other day and they were good, but looked so ugly. I’m quite impressed.

  22. 22
    Blond Duck — February 10, 2010 @ 11:29 am

    You two would be dangerous around my hips!

  23. 23
    Wendy — February 10, 2010 @ 12:07 pm

    The macaroons looks awesome. Way to go Josh!

  24. 24
    grace — February 10, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    most impressive, josh! and maria, you clearly had the most difficult job–eating such a treat was a struggle, i’m sure. :)

  25. 25
    beth — February 10, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    you have a wonderful hubby!! does he want to come and teach mine a thing or two?? Heart shape bowl is really cute

  26. 26
    Angie — February 10, 2010 @ 1:44 pm

    My better half is a Josh too, although I don’t think mine enjoys the kitchen as much as your Josh does! These look so delicious. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, I love coconut.

  27. 27
    Christie — February 10, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

    Wow! Coconut Macaroons are my FAVORITE! And your husband made them? That’s fantastic! It makes me happy the two of you spend time in the kitchen together – how fun!

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m definitely going to try this one…and soon!

  28. 28
    Colleen — February 10, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

    These look delicious! And congrats on your article!

  29. 29
    Jamie Cooks It Up! — February 10, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    I have been looking for a great recipe for these! Thanks for posting them!

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    Jennifer — February 10, 2010 @ 2:46 pm

    All the best today!!!
    these macaroons look SO perfect! I havent made them in forever!

  31. 31
    dawn — February 10, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

    I LOVE coconut! And make these all the time with crushed almonds.

  32. 32
    Cristie — February 10, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

    One of my favorite cookies, and dipped in chocolate – - – too perfect! Love to see you where ever you show up (which is every where). Congratulations.

  33. 33
    Lynn — February 10, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

    Good job, Josh! I love the chocolate drizzles on these. It makes them look like zebra macaroons.

    I hope the show went well, Maria!

  34. 34
    sheena — February 10, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

    oh yum…..I need these now!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! Nice to meet you:)

  35. 35
    teresa — February 10, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

    oh yummy! great for v-day! nothing like a man that can cook!

  36. 36
    Nicole — February 10, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

    Oh wow, those look good!

  37. 37
    Joanne — February 10, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

    Can I just say I totally saw that article and jumped around my room…I felt like I was kind-of famous. By association. Just for “knowing” you guys. Seriously, it was great. You two are adorable :D

    These look DE-licious. I haven’t quite tried to conquer macaroons yet but they are on my list!

    • twopeas replied: — February 11th, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

      Joanne-you are hilarious:) We are not famous by any means. Just doing what we love to do:)

  38. 38
    Jamie @ My Baking Addiction — February 10, 2010 @ 6:54 pm

    Look look gorgeous! Very impressed that Josh made these all by himself! Great write up on PW!!

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    Tracey — February 10, 2010 @ 7:02 pm

    Great article on PW – how cool that you and Josh were featured! These macaroons look wonderful and kudos to Josh for making them. My husband makes chocolate chip cookies but that’s about all the baking he can handle :)

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    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} — February 10, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

    OMG!! You are famous, I so want to hear your radio show! Josh is such a champ with these coconut macaroons. Agreed, you have to use the best chocolate you can get your hands on. I too am a fan of Scharffen Berger. Love coconut.
    Looks like we both whipped out the heart bowls for Valentines day! xo

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