Easy Chocolate Chip Macaroons

Coconuty Chocolate Chip Macaroons are simple to make, deliciously chewy & gluten-free! Of course, I had to dip them in chocolate too!

Coconut Macaroons stacked on white table with red Christmas ball.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Macaroons

I am so into the swing of things this year and have already started my holiday baking. And what is Christmas without cookies, right! So I’ve joined with other food bloggers, who just can’t get enough of the holiday season either, to share delicious cookie recipes with you. Thanks go out to Erin from The Speckled Palate and Susannah from Feast and West for doing all the hard work to bring The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange to fruition.

coconut macaroons with red ribbon would around them.

I’ve always believed that there are never too many cookies for Christmas. Every year I make enough to give away as gifts and to have on hand when friends and family gather at the house. I’ve already baked White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies, Turtle Cheesecake Cookies and Egg Nog Cookies and now I’m ready for something new, like these Coconut Macaroons dipped in chocolate. Yum!

Nothing like Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

Chocolate Chip Macaroons dipped | 2 Cookin Mamas

I remembered a cookie I had received from a fellow blogger a few years ago and decided to make my version of her Chocolate Chip Macaroons. And yes, as you can see, I just had to dip them in chocolate, but you can just leave them the way they are too because, if you are a coconut lover like me, they are fantastic either way!

Chocolate Chip Macaroons overflowing a gift box with stack of macaroons next to it.

The great thing about this coconut macaroon recipe is that there is no flour added so anyone that is gluten-free can also enjoy them. They’re perfect for giving as gifts, cookie exchanges or just having on hand and your GF friends will love you! I will definitely have them out for my daughter, who is gluten-free, as she will be visiting for the holidays.

Coconut macaroons spilling out of a gift tin on a white table.

These macaroons are one of the easiest cookies to make. The hardest part is whipping the egg white into soft peaks. All you have to do is mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl, fold in the egg white, form into balls and bake. Easy, right?! And they are so good! Little chips of chocolate mixed with the sweetened coconut makes them little mouthfuls of yumminess. Enjoy!

Holding a cookie with bite out of it over a plate of macaroons.

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Find our Sweetest Cookie Season Roundup here .They’ll make your mouth water!

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Chewy & coconuty cookies with mini chocolate chips and an added dip in dark chocolate.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 12 macaroons
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Linda Warren


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 3-4 oz dark chocolate bar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small mixing bowl, beat egg white until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine coconut, sugar, extract, salt and mini chocolate chips.
  • Fold in beaten egg white.
  • Make 12-15 small balls by rolling with slightly damp hands. Place on cookie sheet about 1" apart.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until tops are light brown. Cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Melt chocolate in a microwave safe dish in 30 second intervals, stirring in-between, until completely smooth.
  • Dip bottoms of cooled macaroons in chocolate and place on wax paper until chocolate is set.
  • Store in airtight container.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
Easy Chocolate Chip Macaroons


  • Reply
    12/12/2016 at 10:47 pm

    What delicious little cookies! While I’m not a huge coconut fan, I know several folks who are… including my husband, who I have no doubt would freak over these! Maybe he’ll receive a package of these beneath the tree… 🙂

    Thanks so much for participating in this year’s Sweetest Season! I’ve loved seeing all the recipes and getting in the spirit and being inspired to bake EVERYTHING this month! Well done!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      12/15/2016 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks Erin! I so enjoyed being part of the Sweetest Season and came away with so many great recipes to make for the holidays. I hope you get to make these for your husband because I think he would love them.

      • Reply
        12/16/2016 at 1:45 pm

        I’m so happy to hear that, Linda. And yes! I think he would adore these. Maybe I’ll bake this weekend if our sweet little girl perks up!

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