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Lemon Coconut Macaroons

Lemon Coconut Macaroons

Lemon Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons are soooo much fun or is it just me who thinks that way?  I love coconut macaroons and as soon as I found out they were gluten free (most of the time) I loved them even more!  I think of macaroons as the tofu of cookies.  I hope you didn’t just lose your appetite over that.  I mean the tofu of the cookie world as in you start with a plain coconut macaroon and you can take it in sooo many different flavour directions.

Lemon Coconut Macaroons

Lemon Coconut Macaroons





  • 3 large egg whites
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (medium shredded or above)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl, whip the egg whites to soft peaks. Add the honey, lemon juice, vanilla and salt and continue whipping until stiff peaks form.
  2. Fold in the shredded coconut. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to let it bind. Form into balls. Place each ball on the baking sheet. The balls should hold together. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Depending on the size of the cookie a longer baking time might be required.
  3. Each recipe makes about 15-20 macaroons (depending on size)

If you love snacks like this I have two cookbooks you really need to check out asap!  Indulge, for all your Paleo dessert needs and The Grain-Free Snacker for amazing Paleo snacks!


4 Responses to Lemon Coconut Macaroons

  1. Jess June 25 at 1:42 pm #

    The lemon macaroons look so delicious and light! My husband has celiac disease so I’ve been looking for some gluten-free snacks that he’ll enjoy, I can’t wait to try these out!

  2. K February 1 at 1:40 pm #

    I am addicted to ” Hail Merrys” macaroons ,but they are always out of the lemon , so I thought I would try this recipe for Super Bowl .
    They did not turn out at all for me , I followed directions , they would not form into balls , so I added a tsp melted coconut oil , didn’t work , added a tbsp maple syrup , didn’t work, I thought by adding more moisture it would make it stick , didn’t work .
    The final result might go in the trash , my husband agreed they are to ” mealy” . They looked nothing like the photo either . I will stick to buying them .

  3. K February 1 at 1:53 pm #

    Ok! I did miss the ” whip egg white into soft peaks ” , maybe that would have made a difference , I should have had a second cup of coffee before doing this , lol


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