Coconut Meringue Macaroons

Three ingredients are all you need for these light and airy coconut macaroons made with whipped meringue.

Coconut Meringue Macaroons

What happens when you cross a light and airy meringue with an intensely sweet coconut macaroon? You get these delightful little snowballs.

It begins with a beautiful Italian meringue— hot sugar poured over whipped egg whites and beaten until thick and glossy. Add to that an insane amount of toasted coconut and you’re on your way. All that’s left is to scoop and bake them just until they’ve turned golden brown.

There’s more than meets the eye with these coconut meringue macaroons so don’t be fooled by their plain appearance. I’ve baked them many times over the years and every time I do I fall a little deeper in love with their simplicity. These “cookies” are light, sweet, and wonderfully chewy.