← Back to Search Results
Giant Coconut Clouds Recipe-8641

Photo by: Mark Shapiro
Comments: 0


These chocolate cookies are the perfect size when you want something big and chocolaty. I like to serve them for dessert, lightly dusted with confectioner’s sugar. But even without the dusting their taste and texture is so light and airy, just like a cloud. Alternatively, you can make these much smaller, scooping them by the teaspoon.

Yield: Makes about 16 large cookies


  • 8 oz (250 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 egg whites
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (500 mL) packed sweetened flaked coconut


  • Baking sheets, lined with parchment paper


Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

1. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate, uncovered, on Medium (50%) for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until chocolate is soft and almost melted. Stir until completely melted and smooth. Let cool slightly.

2. In a large bowl, using electric mixer, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, whipping until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into chocolate just until blended. Fold in coconut.

3. Scoop batter with ¼-cup (50 mL) measure and mound on prepared baking sheets, about 3 inches (7.5 cm) apart. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until puffed, cracked and lightly firm to the touch. Let cool completely on baking sheets on racks.


Don’t make these cookies on a rainy day, as the moisture will affect the cookies (they won’t be crisp, but will be sticky instead). These cookies are best eaten the day they’re made.

Do not remove these cookies from the baking sheets until they are completely cool. They are quite fragile and will break if you try to lift them off the parchment paper too early.

© 2006 Julie Hasson

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on a serving size of 1 cookie.


Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

157kcal (8%)
6mg (1%)
0mg (0%)
0mcg RAE (0%)
0mg (0%)
46mg (2%)
5g (27%)
7g (11%)
1mg (3%)

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

big-fat-cookies Big Fat Cookies
by Elinor Klivans
once-upon-a-tart-soups-salads-muffins-and-more-from-new-york-citys-favorite-bakeshop-and-cafe Once Upon a Tart: Soups, Sa...
by Frank Mentesana, Jerome Audureau
the-south-american-table-the-flavor-and-soul-of-authentic-home-cooking-from-patagonia-to-rio-de-janeiro-with-450-recipes The South American Table: T...
by Maria Baez Kijac
american-vegan-kitchen American Vegan Kitchen
by Tamasin Noyes
good-to-the-grain Good to the Grain
by Kim Boyce
how-to-be-a-domestic-goddess How to be a Domestic Goddess
by Nigella Lawson
young-and-hungry-more-than-100-recipes-for-cooking-fresh-and-affordable-food-for-everyone Young and Hungry: More Than...
by Dave Lieberman
le-bernardin-cookbook Le Bernardin Cookbook
by Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze
cooking-with-too-hot-tamales Cooking with Too Hot Tamales
by Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger
125-best-vegan-recipes 125 Best Vegan Recipes
by Maxine Effenson Chuck, Beth Gurney
a-bakers-odyssey A Baker's Odyssey
by Andrew Schloss
salmon-a-cookbook Salmon: A Cookbook
by Diane Morgan
the-asian-grandmothers-cookbook The Asian Grandmothers Cook...
by Patricia Tanumihardja

Thanks for signing up!

You'll receive an activation email in your inbox shortly. Don't forget to click that link and activate your new Cookstr.com account!

Already a member? Sign in here

Sign up for Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?