Lime and Gin Coconut Macaroons (Grand Prize Winner)

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"This has got to be a very special recipe it won the Grand Prize in the latest "Taste of Home" Cookie contest Recipe by Milissa Kirkpatrick"

Original recipe yields 30 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (27.5 g)
  • Calories 100.6
  • Total Fat - 6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 1.7 mg
  • Sodium - 48.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 8.3 g
  • Protein - 1 g
  • Calcium - 4.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven 350f

Step 2

Whisk together until blended the egg whites, sugar, gin, lime peel, salt and almond extract.

Step 3

In a large bowl toss the coconut with the flour, stir in the egg mixture.

Step 4

Grease baking sheets and drop by tablesponns 2 inches apart.

Step 5

Bake 15-18 minutes or until tops are lightly browned

Step 6

Remove from pans to wire rack and cool completely

Step 7

Dip bottoms of the macaroons into the melted chocolate, allow excess to drip off. Place on wax paper, Let stand until set

Step 8

Store in air tight container

Tips & Variations

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These have great flavor, but they were a bit dry. I have never used flour in macaroons before, and I think the flour may keep them from being moist and chewy, like I am used to. I will try these again without the flour, but keep the gin and lime. I was experimenting for the Christmas cookie tray, so colored some of the white chocolate with red food coloring.

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(1 Dec 2013)