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Lime & Gin Coconut Macaroons

I took these lime and coconut macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won the crown! —Milissa Kirkpatrick, Angel Fire, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons gin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 package (14 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces white baking chocolate, melted

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk the first six ingredients until blended. In another bowl, toss coconut with flour; stir in egg white mixture.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake until tops are light brown, 15-18 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Dip bottoms of macaroons into melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 133 calories, 7g fat (6g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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