Lime & Gin Coconut Macaroons Recipe
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Lime & Gin Coconut Macaroons Recipe

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I took these lime and coconut macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won the crown! — Milissa Kirkpatrick, Angel Fire, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons gin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 package (14 ounces) flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces white baking chocolate, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 140 calories, 7g fat (6g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients until blended. In a large bowl, toss coconut with flour; stir in egg white mixture.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 15-18 minutes or until tops are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Dip bottoms of macaroons into melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Lime & Gin Coconut Macaroons in Taste of Home November 2013

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BakerDeborah User ID: 1211561 215274
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"These are very good. I did add a little lime juice after reading some comments, about 1 TBL. and I think next time I will up the gin to 1/4 cup. The coconut I use is unsweetened and drier, so the added moisture will be fine. I have to admit, I haven't bothered with the white chocolate."

BrookelynEmily User ID: 8135041 214115
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"Easy to make, taste good, and look nice. I feel like there could be more flavor to the coconut, the grated lime doesn't really stand out. I added in more on the top before putting them into the oven, but I feel like I may add lime juice to the egg white mixture next time. (but keeping in mind I used Sugar in the Raw. So that may be why.)"

vlh0316 User ID: 1070252 120923
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"I made these cookies this weekend because I thought the ingredients seemed interesting. These are some of the best cookies I've ever had. Very easy to make also. This recipe is a keeper."

MilissaKirkpatrick User ID: 4118159 213583
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"You can use any kind of gin you wish or just leave it out all together. But really love these cookies"

cwaters13 User ID: 7539295 190494
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"Can someone please tell me what type of gin is best to use for this?"

Mtn Momma User ID: 5841479 189187
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"Excellent cookies! And so easy to make! I recommend doubling the batch to share with friends! LOVE LOVE LOVE! YUM!"

LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 184744
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"FANTASTIC!!!!!!! The gin adds a very different flavor. Everyone I've served these to ask loved them and had no clue it had gin in it. These will be on my Christmas cookie tray for many years to come. I'll probably be making them all year long, too."

PENZTER User ID: 1588728 120922
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"These are excellent cookies! I make them for the neighborhood and no one turns them down"

nancy32408 User ID: 4469798 141035
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"Haven't made them yet to rate but wanted to know if there was a substitute for the gin in this recipe.l"

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