Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches

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

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,

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

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Coconut Macaroon Cookie Sandwiches


Description:

makes 15 sandwich cookies


Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 14 oz sweetened shredded coconut

Chocolate Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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27 Responses
  1. Pamela

    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.

  2. Maryann

    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!

  3. stephanie

    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.

  4. Mary P

    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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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