Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches

Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches ~ Two coconut macaroons sandwiched together with a creamy chocolate filling!
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I love this twist on the classic cookie…It’s a Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwich! Two for the price of one.

As I sit here an type this post out, I have a spoonful of frosting at my left, a Diet Coke at my right and my husband just left for a “run”.

Annoying.

Also, I have these shoes in my virtual “Shopping Cart”, knowing full well I will not buy them. But adding them to the cart feels good, doesn’t it?

AND I haven’t left the house in 3 days (sick kids), so I am thinking I can’t justify $300 shoes for myself just to wear around the house.

ANNNYWAYYY. I am fully annoyed with my frosting eating, non-runnning, shoe-not-buying self.

Luckily I baked.

AND I came up with these Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches, which I am fairly certain are a new invention.

I may not be a runner. Or have any will power what-so-ever…but I CAN bake.

There’s always that.

Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches ~ Two coconut macaroons sandwiched together with a creamy chocolate filling!

These cookies are perfectly easy…only a few ingredients!

Start with some egg whites, sugar and vanilla…Beat them together until it’s foamy and the sugar is just about dissolved.

Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches ~ Two coconut macaroons sandwiched together with a creamy chocolate filling!

Stir in some shredded sweetened coconut…

Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches ~ Two coconut macaroons sandwiched together with a creamy chocolate filling!

Easy!

Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches ~ Two coconut macaroons sandwiched together with a creamy chocolate filling!

Drop them by the tablespoon-full onto a lined baking sheet…

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Then press them down a bit. You don’t want a huge fat sandwich. Or maybe you. In that case don’t smush.

Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches ~ Two coconut macaroons sandwiched together with a creamy chocolate filling!

Bake them up. I played around with bake-time on these…some I baked a little longer to get a crispier cookie, some a little less making them very chewy.

Up to you.

Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches ~ Two coconut macaroons sandwiched together with a creamy chocolate filling!

While they are cooling mix up your simple chocolate filling. It’s the creamiest chocolate frosting ever…

Just whisk together some powdered sugar and cocoa powder…

Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches ~ Two coconut macaroons sandwiched together with a creamy chocolate filling! And then mix that with some butter and Evaporated Milk (not to be confused with Sweetened Condensed)..or you could use heavy cream.

Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches ~ Two coconut macaroons sandwiched together with a creamy chocolate filling!

Spread a bit of the frosting all over the bottoms of half the cookies…

Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches ~ Two coconut macaroons sandwiched together with a creamy chocolate filling!

And them sammy ’em together,

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Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches
 
makes 15 sandwich cookies
Ingredients
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 14 oz sweetened shredded coconut
Chocolate Filling
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup Evaporated Milk (you can sub in heavy cream if desired)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment beat egg whites, sugar vanilla and salt together until foamy and sugar is almost dissolved. 1-2 minutes. You don't want peaks to form.
  4. Stir in coconut.
  5. Drop coconut by rounded tablespoon onto lined pan. Press each mound down, so they are slightly flattened.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, turning pan halfway through baking.
  7. Allow to cool on pan for 3-4 minutes and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Filling
  1. Beat butter in mixing bowl until smooth
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Add this mixture into the butter and beat together, then add in evaporated milk and beat until light in color and fluffy.
  3. Top the bottom of half of the macaroons with the filling, topping the filling with another cookie to make a sandwich.

 

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
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April 2, 2014 7:16 pm

These cookies are so pretty!! I love the crisp edges on the coconut. Yum!

Ilona @ Ilona
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April 2, 2014 7:56 pm

Coconut my favorite macaroons:)

Averie @ Averie Cooks
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April 2, 2014 8:56 pm

I am and have always been a lifelong runner. Thank god because, well, I bake…a lot! I don’t know how you do it! You have a way better metabolism than me. If I didn’t run, wouldn’t be good. Plus I NEED that stress release more than anything! But I digress. Your cookies look incredible and the color is gorgeous (coconut is so touchy in the oven!) pinned

Medeja
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April 3, 2014 5:33 am

I am glad you can bake and share such nice cookies! My husband would love them, he just adores coconut and chocolate combination 🙂

Mir
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April 3, 2014 6:40 am

These are a wonderful twist on a regular macaroon. And with Passover coming up (no flour allowed!), this recipe will be a must-bake for so many people! Thanks for the idea!

Chloe @ foodlikecake
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April 3, 2014 7:17 am

I love your pictures and I love these macaroon cookie sandwiches 🙂

DessertForTwo
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April 3, 2014 9:09 am

Smashed macs for life! 🙂

Maria
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April 3, 2014 9:30 am

Macaroons are my fave! Love!

Melanie @ Carmel Moments
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April 3, 2014 10:24 am

Oh man! They look amazing! I’m banking on the fact that these could be counted as a breakfast. Because it’s definitely what I want with my coffee this morning!

Rena
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Rena
April 3, 2014 12:19 pm

great passover dessert idea!!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
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April 3, 2014 1:16 pm

I’m a total fantasy shopper too. BUT then last week I had a terrible week and I just decided that I deserve all of these things I’ve been putting in carts and bought them ALL…needless to say I’m so broke and embarrassed now that I NEED an entire jar of frosting to make it better. And I almost bough more today…just stop. I have no money! Terrible.
Anyways, any excuse to eat MORE coconut macaroons is a good excuse to me. So please, stack mine up sky high.

ColleenB~Texas
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ColleenB~Texas
April 3, 2014 2:25 pm

Oh Yum.
Nothing much better than coconut and chocolate together

Mary P
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Mary P
April 3, 2014 2:58 pm

Sheesh! i have macaroons that I made this week sitting on the counter. They are puffy because I didn’t sqiush them down at all ( but I will try that next time). Not wanting to make a frosting for just a few….I used Nutella. Wonderful! Thanks for the idea!

stephanie
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stephanie
April 3, 2014 3:11 pm

Oh yeah! These would be great with dulce de leche, too! I was saying the same thing to my husband (I just can’t justify spending xxx on shoes) to which he snorted and jokingly said “But you can spend it on face lotion, creams, etc etc?” I told him that was called preservation, not fashion, and promptly eyed some Manolos.

Coco in the Kitchen
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April 4, 2014 3:48 pm

Funny, I have coconut & chocolate on my mind, too!
Turning macaroons into “whoopies” is brilliant! These look delicious, Shelly. Check out my Bombshell Bars. Have a great w/end. xo

Maryann
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Maryann
April 4, 2014 4:17 pm

Hi,
I don’t know if you are my new best friend, or my new worst enemy, either way these are maybe my new favorite cookies, I will have to contemplate the problem while I ENJOY another coconut macaroon sandwich cookie ! Thanks for the great recipe!

Laura @ Laura
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Baking is a much better skill than running!

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking
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OMG first, those Tory Burch flats are to die for! I want those sooooo badly! Buuuuut I’m supposed to be being good….

These macaroon sandwiches look so delicious! Forget dipping them in chocolate, pass the frosting! Yummy!

DAD
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DAD
April 5, 2014 2:34 pm

My Son-in-Law for Bluebell Vanilla and Dad for Macaroons, please save some for me on my next visit…

Hari Chandana
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April 6, 2014 4:27 am

These are so adorable and tempting.. first time here.. Happy to follow you.. thanks for the wonderful recipes! 🙂

Lynna
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April 13, 2014 12:02 am

I completely adore this idea!!

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Medeja
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April 23, 2014 6:54 am

I am sure my husband would love these cookies. He just loves coconut cookies and especially with chocolate!

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Pamela
June 20, 2014 10:42 am

I love coconut. I even put 1/2 teaspoon of cold pressed organic coconut oil in my coffee each morning instead of creamer. Being on a reduced Gluten diet, these will be perfect for my coffee or tea cookies. I look forward to Pinning your coconut recipes.

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