Where to Buy: Liz Lovely on Foodzie
Similar to a traditional coconut macaroon, but mellow and soft, with a hint of lemon. Born from late night cookie binges with limited ingredients in the pantry, these “macaroonie” cookies became a pick-hit.
What I Think:
After trying last month’s Ginger Snapdragons from Liz Lovely, I had to order more. They were so good. And, as I was placing that order, I decided that I would like to also try these.
These are a little different than I was expecting. It has always been my experience that a coconut macaroon was a coconut macadamia nut cookie, but there are no macadamia nuts in these. But even though I was kind of looking forward to that crunch of macadamia nut in these, I am finding it hard to say I’m disappointed. Even without the anticipated macadamia nut, these are incredibly good.
The cookie itself tastes a bit like a sugar cookie might, except that there is a beautiful lemony note to these. It is not an overpowering lemon taste – it is just enough to make your taste buds perk up and say “hey, there’s something deliciously different about these!” It really brightens up the flavor.
Without the macadamia nuts, the coconut really becomes the star of these cookies, giving them a creamy sweetness and a chewy texture. I paired these with this rich, delicious Keemun from Two Leaves and a Bud. The savory cocoa notes of the Keemun complimented the coconut flavor nicely.
Just like the Ginger Snapdragons, these are incredibly soft cookies. But unlike the Snapdragons, these have a very mild flavor. These cookies are an incredibly comforting food – they just taste like something gramma would have made!
My Final Thoughts:
Liz Lovely takes vegan baking to a whole other level with these cookies. The fact that these are vegan is not something that is noticeable in the taste. They just taste like delicious, indulgent cookies. YUM!