English Coconut Macaroons

English Coconut Macaroons Recipe

English Coconut Macaroons Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Yield: 12-14 macaroons

Delicious and beautifully textured English Coconut Macaroons. Just as delicious as their French counterpart and easier to make.


  • 2 egg whites
  • ΒΌ tsp cream of tartar
  • 140g caster/superfine sugar
  • 200g shredded or desiccated coconut
  • 50g dark/plain chocolate
  • 25g ground almonds
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 170℃/340℉/Gas Mark 3 and line two baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. Whisk the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks start to form. Add the sugar, about a tablespoon at a time, and whisk until the mixture is glossy. Using a metal spoon or a palette knife, gently fold in the coconut, ground almonds and salt.
  3. Using a small ice-cream scoop or two tablespoons, place neat, heaped dollops of the mixture on the prepared trays, spacing them at least 3-4 cm apart.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until dry and golden on the outside. Set the macaroons aside on their baking trays and allow to firm up for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Use a palette knife or cookie spatula to transfer the macaroons to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. When ready to decorate, melt the chocolate and allow to cool for about 5 minutes, meanwhile place a sheet of greaseproof baking parchment under the wire rack.
  7. Spoon the chocolate into a piping bag and snip off the corner (you need just a tiny hole). Drizzle the chocolate over the macaroons. Leave to set.

Recipe Source:

Biscuit” by Miranda Gore Browne.


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  1. says

    Um, if these taste like Almond Joys, I am TOTALLY eating the entire plate. I don’t know why people would ever look past the English version of the macaroon because these are gorgeous! The chocolate drizzle on top is beyond pretty and you know me, anything coconut is inhaled without question in my book :)

    • says

      Dudeee, you will love these! I’ve never tasted a Almond-Joy or Mounds bar as we have Bounty here in the UK which is apparently the same as Mounds. But since they have a little ground almonds then it must be pretty darn similar. If you give them a try, let me know what you think. I think they’re pretty darn awesome and the entire family agreed! πŸ˜‰

  2. says

    I am in for for this version of macaroons, as it has my favorite ingredients coconut. I lived on bounty bars.
    You made it very beautifully.

  3. says

    Wow these look lovely nothing like my old Good Housekeeping version. I love coconut anyway but these would grace any table ( and my mouth of course ;-D )

  4. says

    Hello from Sundae Scoop Link Party!

    I love pretty much anything coconut, and these caught my eye! Pretty and look delish!

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