Carrot Cake Macaroons with Maple-Cream Cheese Glaze

Our Carrot Cake Macaroons are ready in less than an hour and capture the sweet taste of carrot cake. Drizzle with a cheese cream-maple syrup topping.

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 40

Macaroons

4
egg whites
Dash salt
1/2
cup granulated sugar
2 1/2
cups flaked coconut, lightly toasted
1/2
cup finely grated carrot
1/4
cup chopped walnuts, toasted
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg

Glaze, if desired

4
oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
3
tablespoons milk
1
tablespoon maple-flavored syrup
1/2
cup powdered sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat egg whites and salt with whisk until mixture turns white and begins to stiffen. Beat in one-third granulated sugar at a time until mixture is very stiff. Fold in remaining macaroon ingredients (do not stir vigorously or egg whites will lose their stiffness).
  • 3 Spoon teaspoonfuls of mixture about 1 to 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  • 4 Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown (insides should be soft but outsides should be just firm). Cool completely before removing from cookie sheets.
  • 5 While macaroons are cooling, in medium bowl, beat cream cheese, milk, syrup and powdered sugar with whisk until no longer lumpy, adding more powdered sugar or milk to reach drizzling consistency. If desired, pour glaze into decorating bag.
  • 6 Pipe glaze onto cooled macaroons, or use spoon to drizzle glaze over macaroons. Let glaze set before serving or storing.

Expert Tips

Use a small ice cream scoop to place perfectly round macaroons on your cookie sheets.

Drizzle melted chocolate candy coating along with the maple-cream cheese glaze on top of the macaroons for extra pizzazz and flavor.