Classic Portuguese Coconut Macaroon Recipe (Coquinhos Tradicionais)

Classic Portuguese Coconut Macaroon Recipe (Coquinhos Tradicionais)
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Craving coconut macaroons? Then you will love our traditional classic Azorean Portuguese coconut macaroon recipe also known as coquinhos tradicionais. This popular classic Portuguese coconut macaroon recipe is made with just 3 ingredients, coconut, sugar, and eggs.

Where Can You Find Coquinhos (Portuguese Coconut Macaroons?

These coquinhos tradicionais (Coconut Macaroons) can be found in every Azorean and Portuguese bakery and are typically a sweet addition to any get-together or party.

How To Make Portuguese Coconut Macaroons?

Preparing these Portuguese macaroons (coquinhos) are super easy and requires three ingredients, a bowl, muffin pan or baking tray, muffin cups or parchment paper, piping (optional) bag, your hands, and an oven, that’s it!

Ingredients For Portuguese Coconut Macaroon (Coquinhos) in Grams:

  • 200 grams unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 150 grams granulated sugar
  • 90 grams egg yolk
  • 60 grams whole egg

Ingredients For Portuguese Coconut Macaroon (Coquinhos) in Imperial Units:

  • 2 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 large whole egg

Instructions On How To Make Portuguese Macaroons:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 ºC (350 ºF).
  2. Place small muffin cups into a muffin pan, if you don’t have muffin cups or muffin pan, line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a medium-size bowl add the coconut, whole egg, egg yolks, and sugar and mix together using your fingers or spatula until the mixture is well combined.
  4. You can fill a piping bag using a star tip with the coconut macaroon mixture and pipe into each muffin cup or drop dollops of coconut mixture using a tablespoon. If you’re using parchment paper instead, spread apart the mixture from each dollop about 1 1/2 inch.
  5. Place into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the tips and side of the coconut macaron start to caramelize.
  6. Remove from oven, cool and serve.
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CLASSIC PORTUGUESE COCONUT MACAROON RECIPE (COQUINHOS TRADICIONAIS)

Craving yummy coconut macaroons? Then you will love our easy traditional classic Azorean Portuguese coconut macaroon recipe also known as coquinhos tradicionais. This popular classic Portuguese coconut macaroon recipe is made with just 3 ingredients, coconut, sugar, and eggs. These coquinhos tradicionais (Coconut Macaroons) can be found in every Azorean and Portuguese bakery and are typically a sweet addition to any get-together or party.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Gluten Free, Holiday
Cuisine Portuguese
Servings 12 Pieces
Calories 70 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients For Portuguese Coconut Macaroon (Coquinhos) in Grams:

  • 200 grams unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 150 grams granulated sugar
  • 90 grams egg yolk
  • 60 grams whole egg

INGREDIENTS FOR PORTUGUESE COCONUT MACAROON (COQUINHOS) IN IMPERIAL UNITS:

  • 2 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 large whole egg

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 175 ºC (350 ºF).
  • Place small muffin cups into a muffin pan, if you don’t have muffin cups or muffin pan, line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium-size bowl add the coconut, whole egg, egg yolks, and sugar and mix together using your fingers or spatula until the mixture is well combined.
  • You can fill a piping bag using a star tip with the coconut macaroon mixture and pipe into each muffin cup or drop dollops of coconut mixture using a tablespoon. If you're using parchment paper instead, spread apart the mixture from each dollop about 1 1/2 inch.
  • Place into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the tips and side of the coconut macaron start to caramelize.
  • Remove from oven, cool and serve.
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