Lime Macaroons



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

40 minutes; 20 minutes active



Coconut lovers know that the classic macaroon is a chewy, sweet treat. In this recipe, the cookie is just a little bit chewier, thanks to the texture of wide-cut coconut chips, which lends more coconut flavor with less sugary sweetness than many other macaroons. A generous hint of lime gives these a bit of tropical flair.


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy. Whisk in the sugar, lime zest and salt.
  3. Stir and fold in the coconut chips until well mixed.
  4. Scoop rounded tablespoons of the mixture, pack tightly, then place on the prepared pan, leaving two inches between scoops.
  5. Bake for eight minutes, then reverse the position of the pan and bake for eight minutes longer. When golden brown, remove from oven and cool on a rack.
  6. Store macaroons in a tightly sealed container for up to a week.

Serving Suggestions

These are the perfect ending to a brunch accompanied by tea or coffee. 

Nutritional Information

110 calories, 9 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 60 mg. sodium, 8 g. carbohydrate, 2 g. fiber, 1 g. protein