Blueberry Coconut Macaroons #SundaySupper

Blueberry Coconut Macaroons - A gluten free treat for spring!

So it’s finally spring. And it actually feels pretty spring like here. The sun has been shining. We’ve had lots of temperatures in the fifties. One meteorologist event guaranteed we wouldn’t have any more measureable snow. Life is pretty good!

We have lots of spring in the house too. In the form of ladybugs. Lots of ladybugs.

Blueberry Coconut Macaroons

We have always had some ladybugs in the house over the winter. That’s right. Somehow ladybugs make it through these apocalyptic feeling winters and show up, unannounced in our house.

But this year, it’s been different. There have been lady bugs EVERYWHERE. We have to watch where we step so we don’t crush them. They crawl on the floors, walls, windows. They relish the sun and hide in the shade.

Blueberry Coconut Macaroons

Since the weather has been nicer, we’ve been putting them outside, but it seems like they come right back in.

There are far worse problems to have. Ladybugs are, after all, supposed to be good luck, and we can use all the luck we can get.

Blueberry Coconut Macaroons

You all are pretty lucky that I’m sharing these delightful Blueberry Coconut Macaroons with you. Plain old coconut macaroons are a hit with me, but adding blueberries, one of my favorite fruits, makes them totally irresistible.

These are easy to make, elegant, and feed a crowd. Plus, they are gluten free! Welcome in spring with these fun macaroons and some lucky ladybugs!

Blueberry Coconut Macaroons

Blueberry Coconut Macaroons #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 24 macaroons

Ingredients

1 12 ounce bag shredded unsweetened coconut

1 cup granulated sugar

3 large egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

1 ½ cups fresh blueberries

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

In a large bowl, stir together coconut and sugar. Mix in the egg whites and vanilla bean paste.

Place the blueberries in a small bowl. Gently crush some of them, while leaving others whole. Mix the blueberries into the coconut mixture.

Place 1 ½ to 2 inch mounds of the mixture onto the prepared pan, pressing each together as much as possible. You do not have to space the cookies far apart, as they will not spread.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown on top and mostly set. Allow to cool completely on pan before serving or storing. Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for about an hour.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Une Gamine Dans La Cuisine

http://piesandplots.net/blueberry-coconut-macaroons-sundaysupper/

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Comments

  1. Liz says:

    I’ve never thought of adding fruit to macaroons! What an amazing cookie!!!

  2. Renee says:

    I haven’t seen the first ladybug this year. I hope they do show up soon. I could use some luck for sure.
    Lovely macaroons indeed. Awesome with blueberries.

  3. Oh macaroons are such a wonderful spring treat!! Love that you added blueberries!

  4. Tara says:

    You do the best desserts, simply delicious looking!!

  5. Lily Lau says:

    What adorable macaroons, I adore this kind of small delicacies 🙂

  6. Beth says:

    I just came back from my mom’s place – and she’s having trouble with ladybugs too! Maybe she’ll feel better if I tell her they’re good luck? (Maybe not.) And your macaroons are so pretty.

  7. Ala says:

    Ohh I love this post! All the ladybugs–that’s a crazy “problem” to have, and if only the bugs in my apartment were so cute. Yech! I’m suuuch a fan of macaroons. Awesome share!

    • Laura says:

      Haha! Yes, I don’t want other bugs. I smile when I see a ladybug and shriek when I see spiders or flies. Thanks, Ala!

  8. Laura says:

    This looks so easy and so tasty

  9. Perfect little morsels of goodness.

  10. Sue Lau says:

    Looks really good!

  11. Coconut and blueberries! What’s not to love??? YUMMY!

  12. Those are just too cute! Like little miniature coconut mountains studded with tiny blueberry boulders!

  13. These look delicious. I’ve never made macaroons before but they look easy enough. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I love the addition of blueberries here. Regarding your ladybug issue, they gotta be getting in somehow. Small opening in the door?

    • Laura says:

      I do think I may know where they are getting in, though I still think it’s odd they kept appearing when it was below zero outside.

  15. These look delicious! I’ll admit that most bugs freak me out but ladybugs are the one exception- I love them and they definitely make me feel that spring is here.

    Happy Monday!
    xx Nina

  16. Ashley says:

    My parents always have tons of ladybugs at their house! It’s so weird!

    These look absolutely wonderful – so perfect for spring and easter!

  17. now these are some heavenly looking macaroons! yum yum yum

  18. Shaina says:

    What a good idea! I make coconut macaroons every year for Passover, but have never thought to add fruit. I’ll give it a try this time!

  19. How funny to have ladybugs all over inside your house, my kids would love that 😉 I’ve always loved macaroons but never thought to add blueberries! I just so happen to have all of the ingredients for this!

  20. Diana @DandelionGreensBlog says:

    Love ladybugs… and these macaroons! What a fun take with the fruit!

  21. These look great, I don’t think I’ve had much in the way of blueberry and coconut together, but I can definitely see the appeal!

    My cats would go nuts for all the ladybugs in your house, lol!

  22. I’ve never made macaroons, and I would love to make these! And I’ve never heard of a ladybug invasion, and love the idea that they’re lucky.

  23. I freak out when i see ladybugs in my house! I guess there could be worse bugs to find though, right? Love the macaroons and hooray for Spring!

  24. We often get ladybugs, too, but more often in the fall. Not in the numbers that you’ve been experiencing, though! Anyway, I love coconut in macaroons. These look excellent — thanks.

  25. Valerie says:

    Your macaroons look lovely (and plump!). I’m happy the recipe was a success. 🙂
    My windows are overrun with ladybugs, too. I don’t have the heart to vortex them with a vacuum; I try to coax them outside, knowing they will return again shortly. :p

    • Laura says:

      Thanks so much, Valerie! I also think the best thing to do is put the ladybugs outside. At least then they live to fight another day!

  26. Snow storms say sayonara with your springtime macaroons, Laura! Love the combo of blueberry and coconut. Yum!

  27. These look delicious!

  28. Love the addition of blueberries!

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