Maple Pecan Coconut Macaroons
These Maple Pecan Coconut Macaroons have crunchy edges with soft and pillowy centers of a mixture of maple, pecans and coconut!
Coconut Macaroon Recipe
I’m sharing my first batch of cookies this season…Macaroons!
Macaroons have been in my must bake recipe list waiting patiently for some attention since April.
I saved the newspaper insert Relish.com that featured Dan Cohen’s vanilla macaroons.
Since then I’ve been toying around with the idea of turning a basic macaroon recipe into something I could share with my family for Thanksgiving.
If you don’t know who Dan Cohen is, he’s a Master Macaroon Baker who bartered his macaroons for coffee at eateries in New York.
This eventually lead to a successful business and cookbook!
I think he deserves a new title, Master Businessman!
Maple Pecan Pie Macaroons
I went poking around Dan’s online store, Danny Macaroons and saw that the basic recipe he shared in the article looked delicious.
In addition, there was a variety of creative flavors including Maple Pecan Pie Macaroons, which had a SOLD OUT message when you clicked on that link.
Well, well. We’re onto something here.
That combination sounds amazing and not available only means it’s coming soon from The Foodie Affair!
My first batch tasted delicious, but the maple syrup was runny and the macaroons didn’t hold together well.
With a few tweaks and re-testing, the second batch is DELISH!
These macaroons will be a great addition to your dessert tray, especially for your gluten-free guests.
Put them on a platter and wrap up the rest to go!
Maple Pecan Coconut Macaroons
- 3/4 cup maple syrup real
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 Tablespoon water optional
- 4 large egg whites
- 3 cups medium shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup pecans chopped
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and light grease the paper. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan heat maple syrup on high until it reaches a boil, then reduce heat simmering syrup until the syrup begins to thicken (12-15 minutes). Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn. If you find that the consistency isn’t changing you can add cornstarch and water to thicken. When thickened, remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature (may take up to an hour).
- In a medium bowl, beat egg whites and salt until stiff peaks form. Gently fold cooled maple syrup mixture into the egg whites, and then fold in coconut.
- With a small cookie scoop, drop batter onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until light brown. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Loosen macaroons with spatula and cool completely on baking racks.
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Love your wonderful macaroons, they are flavoured to perfection 😀
Choc Chip Uru
These sound incredible and what a perfect holiday gift!
These are easy to pack up and a bonus if the recipient is gluten-free!
What a fun flavor combination. I must try these soon!
Thanks, Sarah! I’m hooked on maple right now!
Ooohh, I love coconut and the consistency of these looks so good.
Thank you, Valerie!
I seriously love macaroons! I will have to make these and maple and pecan are such a wonderful combination!!!
A little twist to these traditional macaroons really add to the festive season!
I love macaroons, and these look really tasty! Delicious flavor combo!
Thanks, Kristin! I love how these macaroons came together!
I just loved all the flavors you have happening here in these macaroons! 🙂 Macaroons have long been one of my faves…
Both my husband and I are coconut fans. We’re arm wrestling for the last few macaroons 😉
I love the flavors in these! They sound amazing!!
Thanks, Sheena! The crunchy nuts add a nice texture to the whole macaroon! It’s a great combination!
What a delicious flavor combo!! I have never made macaroons either. This must change!!
Macaroons are easy to make and I love the simple ingredients too!
This combination of flavors sounds absolutely amazing!! I’m putting this one on my cookie menu this year too!!! YUM!
Thanks, Renee! These little pillow of coconut are going to be a nice addition to your cookie tray!
These look amazing! Love the idea of maple in these.
Thank you, Mary Ellen! I’ve been trying to offer recipes without refined sugar and the maple is a tasty substitute!
I just made coconut macaroons last night! I wish I would have saved half of the batter to add maple & pecan – these look delicious!
Macaroons are fun to change up the flavor combinations!