Coconut Macaroon Recipe
This coconut macaroon recipe takes less than ten minutes to put together and just a dozen minutes to bake. The coconut gives them a wonderful chewy finish which makes them extra satisfying. Truly the perfect treat to whip up anytime you need a sweet little nosh.
In French, this coconut macaroon recipe goes by the name of rochers coco or coconut rocks, which is reference in to the way they look and not their weight. They are perfect two-bite-sized treats that take next to no time to make and are equally delicious warm from the oven or the next day.
Just to expand your French vocabulary a bit more, you can also call these treats les congolais. A rocher coco and a congolais are the same cookie.
In France, they are typically shaped into pyramids. This gives a lot of nice edges where the coconut turns golden brown and crunchy. No time for pyramids? No worries. Just form balls and the cookies will still be yummy.
The chocolate topping (or bottoming) is completely optional on these. We prefer them without, which is testament to just how good this coconut macaroon recipe tastes.
If you have never tried baking paper, I highly recommend it. I cover just about any dish that is going in the oven with this. Cookies never stick and clean up is quick. It is also convenient if you are doing more than one round of cookies as you can pull all the cookies off the tray at once, cover the tray with a new sheet of paper and keep baking as the first round of cookies cools without the tray.