Coconut Macaroon Thumbprints

Coconut macaroon thumbprints will make a wonderful addition to your Passover menu.  Lenny made coconut macaroons for our Valentine’s dinner at home, and that is when I found out they are his favorite cookie.  All these years, and I have been serving him chocolate chip!  As he was making these coconut macaroon thumbprint, he mentioned that we should put them on the site to share with our readers who celebrate Passover.  We just realized that Passover is literally around the corner, so we got busy baking, so we could share a fresh plate with you.

Coconut Macaroon Thumbprint

When we made these cookies before we used a small amount of flour in the batter, which helped keep the cookies together.  Since foods made with grains such as wheat, barley and oats cannot be used during Passover, unless they are labeled kosher, I substituted the flour with coconut flour.  I always forget about nut flours, but thanks to my friend Cheryl, I was gently reminded.  The coconut flour was a great substitute and worked like a charm.   If, you are not celebrating Passover, by all means use ap flour.  I changed around the amount of sugar and coconut used.  I have never been a big fan of coconut macaroons as I found them too sweet, so I cut down on the amount of sugar used and I did not use condensed milk.  Instead of using sweetened coconut, I used half of a medium (unsweetened) shredded coconut and a finely shredded coconut that was lightly sweetened.  Both were found in the bulk section of our market.  The finished cookie is still sweet, just not over powering sweet.

The idea of making these macaroons into a thumbprint cookie came to mind a couple different ways.  The first being a jar of Rare Bird Passion Fruit Preserves that has been begging me to open it up, trust me it was hard to not just open this jar and eat it with a spoon.  It is amazing.  The second inspiration came from Ken over at the Hungry Rabbit, he made a coconut cake that I cannot shake from my thoughts.  Originally, I was planning on making a birthday cake for moi, and marrying the two together.  It didn’t happen, and lucky for us, because these thumbprint cookies are to die for!  Don’t you agree, that coconut and passion fruit are meant to be together?  This recipe is great made into a traditional macaroon or as a thumbprint cookie using your favorite jam, so have some fun with it.  And remember …. either way they are a sweet little kiss!

Happy Passover!

Other Passover Desserts  you may enjoy:

Coconut Macaroon Thumbprint

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. I love this twist on the traditional macaroon. Your version is particularly nice because it looks so fuss-free. (A thumb is a highly underrated kitchen tool, isn’t it?)

    Also, instruction #16 above is my favorite.

  2. For all the Passover cakes I have made and all of the French macarons, I have never made coconut macaroons for Passover. Oh I have made hazelnut macaroons which are marvelous. But I grew up on (canned) coconut macaroons and love them. I should make these this week.

  3. Oh wow, what a fabulous idea and flavor combo. If you drizzled dark chocolate over the top, I would just swoon! Like Cheryl, I like your direct and to-the-point instructions. Definitely can’t forget #16.

  4. Oh, these are simply divine! I love coconut :)

  5. OOh baby! These have all my favorite tropical flavor. Coconut/passion fruit. I love it … chocolate chip cookies would do it for me too but realizing the husband likes other cookies after years of marriage says a lot about your man!

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