Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons

These easy Salted Caramel Macaroons are the perfect combo of sweet and salty! Coconut cookies dipped in chocolate and drizzled with caramel sauce. A coconut lover’s dream!

I will start this post off by saying a huge thank you to all those who sent positive thoughts to me the past few weeks while we lived without power.

We are officially back in business after 2 very long weeks without…

My thoughts still go out to those who are living without power and homes due to the horrible devastation that was Hurricane Sandy.  I encourage everyone to donate, even if it’s just a few dollars to the relief efforts for those who are now homeless and suffering.

 

When the power finally came back on late afternoon last Friday I had never been so excited to run a load of laundry…or wash a load of dishes.

That excitement lasted about 37 minutes.

Apparently it wasn’t DOING the laundry that I missed, it was the ABILITY to do the laundry.

 

And although I complained every minute of every day without power, or running water or internet, there are many who are far worse off than I.

I’m a bit of a princess.

Working on it…kinda-sorta.

 

So as my inaugural post-power treat I decided to get serious…Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons.

I took the base idea for these from the Host A Cookie Party site…I contributed some fun ideas along with Jamie from My Baking Addiction on how to throw a Cookie Party.

And I’m running a fun giveaway HERE (only one day left to enter) to win all the essentials to get your cookie party started.

 

But back to these cookies.

They are sweet, salty, chewy, coconutty….

Pretty much everything a cookie should be.

I mean, if you like coconut.

If you don’t…well, can we still be friends?

How to Make These Easy Coconut Macaroons

PhotobucketThey go together totally fast.
Just mix some sweetened condensed milk together with some flour and caramel sauce…
PhotobucketYou’ll want to add a bit of sea salt in there too.
I used flaked sea salt, but you don’t have to…
PhotobucketThen dump in a whole lotta coconut.
PhotobucketAnd give it a sweetened condensed milk/caramel bath…
PhotobucketDrop your yummy batter on a lined baking sheet…
PhotobucketThis is how they will look after they’ve baked.
PhotobucketSO they are pretty awesome, as-is, yes?
But I mean, what would happen if we dipped them in chocolate?
PhotobucketOhhhhh….
PhotobucketThen maybe, I mean…maybe…we could add some more caramel?
I used those little chick pea looking Caramel Bits.  I just melted them up with a little water…
PhotobucketSheesh…
PhotobucketAnd then maybe I sprinkled on a little more sea salt.
Because I’m salty.
Photobucket
Totally.

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Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons

  • Author: Shelly @ Cookies and Cups
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 34 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description:

These easy Salted Caramel Macaroons are the perfect combo of sweet and salty! Coconut cookies dipped in chocolate and drizzled with caramel sauce. A coconut lover’s dream!


Ingredients:

  • 1 (14 oz) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 (14 oz) bag shredded sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 1/22 tsp tsp sea salt, divided (I used flaked sea salt)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate
  • 1 cup caramel bits
  • 1 Tbsp water

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it lightly with cooking spray. Set aside
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce. Add in coconut and 1 tsp of sea salt. Stir until combined.
  4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon on lined baking sheet about an inch apart.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.
  6. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
  7. Melt milk chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until melted, stirring after each interval.
  8. When cookies are cooled dip the bottoms of the cookies into the melted chocolate.
  9. Melt caramel bits and water in microwave for 45 seconds, or until melted.
  10. Drizzle caramel over top of the cookies and finish by sprinkling remaining 3/4 tsp sea salt on top of caramel, if desired.
  11. Let set completely before serving.

Notes:

adapted from Eagle Brand

Keywords:: coconut cookies, easy cookie recipe, coconut macaroons, how to make macaroons, passover dessert, passover cookies

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**I adapted this recipe since I first posted based on feedback from the comments…the recipe is updated!

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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74 Responses
  1. Still praying for all the storm victims. So glad to hear you have your power back on! The very 1st thing I think of when I’ve lost power is laundry..and my hair! Looks like some awesome treats to help you make it through Mt. Laundry. 🙂

  2. So glad to hear you got power back. We only lost power for 8 days so I can only imagine how hard it must be for all the people who are still without power and displaced from their homes. We take so much for granted – I have to say it was so nice being able to cook in a warm kitchen again in the light and to take a hot shower and do laundry.

  3. Yay for having power back!!! That’s SO awesome! I am a MAJOR fan of coconut but even if I wasn’t…I highly suspect that the chocolate and caramel would win me over!

  4. yuuuuum! I LOVE macaroons!! These look aweeee-some, does it really get any better than caramel, chocolate, and coconut? No, i think not. Glad that your power is back up 🙂 I can’t imagine what that must have been like :/

  5. Congrats on having power again! I can’t imagine….you are very strong, I have to say that. I donated first thing…just wish I had more to give.

    These cookies look awesome!!! Chocolate, coconut, caramel and sea salt? 🙂 Awesome!

    Oh yes, I love your nail polish too.

  6. Congrats on having power again! I can’t imagine….you are very strong, I have to say that. I donated first thing…just wish I had more to give.

    These cookies look awesome!!! Chocolate, coconut, caramel and sea salt? 🙂 Awesome!

    Oh yes, I love your nail polish too.

  7. that is crazy, I don’t know what we would do without power for so long, when we had a big power outage 9 years ago, it was the middle of summer and I was going crazy after 1 hour. I hope everyone is okay and these treats at least made the wait for power worth it, sort of:)

  8. Victoria

    POWER! We are not too far from you (West Milford). We just got power Sunday night! Though I am probably more of a princess…we had a generator and transfer switch (for well, septic, furnace, and some lights, even able to put on the washing machine/dryer), it was WONDERFUL to get back to the routine of the children turning on all the lights in the house! Trees around here were snapped like toothpicks. Part of the woods (watershed) were cleared….dozens and dozens of trees fell in random spots all over town. The poor Jersey Shore…as well as Brooklyn and other parts of NY.
    Welcome back to the real world! These little treats look like a great way to celebrate!

  9. I need a few four dozenish of these in my life right now.

    Also, you are not princessey, you are pioneer challenged, meaning that you are not good at pioneerish things. Next time I’ll send you some Little House books and it can feel like an adventure.

  10. Andrea

    I NEED to make these! If my mom didn’t just make me a Mounds cake for my Birthday (today), I’d make them now! Instead, I’ll hold off until the cake is gone.

    Glad to hear that your power has been restored. I cannot imagine!

  11. Yay for being able to do laundry and dishes…even if the thrill only lasted so long. It is amazing the things that we take for granted when so many others don’t have those simple little things. I love coconut and I love salted caramel…these.look.awesome!!!! And I think I have everything in my baking cupboard for them…YAY!!!

  12. I don’t know how you did it all.
    No power for that long?
    I couldn’t do it.
    Last summer when hurricane irene hit; half of cape cod had power (us) and
    the other half lost it for 12 days.
    I had a lot of friends come over to shower and do laundry.
    They were so grateful, but the misery of not having power that long took
    a long toll on them.
    A lot of my friends now have gas generators. They are crazy expensive to install but they can run indefinitely.

  13. Congrats on getting your power back on! And on being able to use your oven – I bet it has never felt.so.good.

    I have those caramel bits in my cupboard (and all the other ingredients, too) – I need to make these b/c boy, they look phenomenal. Sweet, chewy, chocolaty, perfect.

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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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