Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons – Golden brown, sweet and toasty coconut macaroons with moist chewy centers.

COCONUT MACAROONS

Coconut Macaroons are a sweet tasty little treat made with coconut flakes – really simple recipe, but the results are rich, moist, and delicious! A perfect cookie for your Easter dessert table!

Toasty and crunchy on the outside, but chewy in the middle, these gluten free macaroons are made with just 5 ingredients that include:

  • sweetened coconut flakes
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • pure vanilla extract
  • egg whites
  • and salt

Melted dark chocolate is optional.

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There is one thing I have yet to share with you. I need to tell you this now. Sundays are my ‘Eat Whatever the Heck You Want’ days. I treat it as a holiday. 

On this one particular Sunday morning, I made my morning coffee and before sitting down to sip it, I took out a couple of eggs and coconut flakes, and set them on the counter. I sipped my coffee while scrolling down my Facebook feed, laughed at a few memes, and then got to work.

Coconut Macaroons batter

I had one little hiccup at the beginning; I wasn’t sure if I was going to make my Black and White Meringue Cookies, OR what you see in front of you. Obvi, The coconut macaroons won. NOT to be confused with macarOns. The French little guys.

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MACAROONS

  1. We start by combining coconut flakes, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  2. We will also combine egg whites and salt in our mixer’s bowl and whip until medium-firm peaks form.
  3. The egg whites mixture will be folded into the coconut flakes mixture and rounded tablespoonfuls of the combined ingredients will be transferred to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. We are going to bake these cookies at 325F for about 25 minutes, or until toasty and golden brown.
  5. Optionally, after the cookies have completely cooled, you can dip the bottoms in melted dark chocolate and pop in the fridge for 5 to 10 minutes, or until chocolate is set.

whipping egg whites, melted chocolate

NOTES:

  • There are lots of ways you can tweak your batch of coconut macaroons. You can add some nuts, or maybe even dried fruits. You can also dip them in white chocolate, and if you do not like them toasted, pull them out of the oven at around 15-ish minutes, or just when they start to turn a golden brown.
  • Another idea is to make these ahead of time and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • You can also store the coconut macaroons in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.

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Coconut Macaroons - Golden brown, sweet and toasty coconut macaroons with moist chewy centers.

Classic Coconut Macaroons

Katerina | Diethood
A sweet tasty little treat made with coconut flakes!
5 from 1 vote
Servings : 16 Cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 14 ounces sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites , room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • melted dark chocolate, for dipping optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla; set aside.
  • Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer; beat until they make medium-firm peaks.
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
  • Drop the batter onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper using an ice cream scoop.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Transfer cookies to cool on a cooling rack.
  • Optionally, once the cookies are cool, dip the bottoms in melted dark chocolate; set them face down on a wax lined baking sheet and place in the fridge for 5 to 10 minutes, or until chocolate is set.
  • Serve.

Notes

NOTES:
  • You can tweak your batch of coconut macaroons by adding some nuts, or maybe even dried fruits. You can also dip them in white chocolate, and if you do not like them toasted, pull them out of the oven at around 15 minutes, or just when they start to turn a golden brown. 
  • Make the cookies ahead of time and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. 
  • You can also store the coconut macaroons in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.
WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 11
Adapted from: Ina Garten

Nutrition

Serving: 1 Cookie | Calories: 195 kcal | Carbohydrates: 26 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 8 mg | Sodium: 144 mg | Potassium: 187 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 22 g | Vitamin A: 65 IU | Vitamin C: 0.7 mg | Calcium: 73 mg | Iron: 0.4 mg | Net Carbs: 24 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert/Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate coconut macaroons, macaroon cookies, macaroons
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50 comments on “Coconut Macaroons”

  1. Wow! I made These Macaroons Last night.
    They are so delicious and incredibly easy.
    Moist, crisp outer, and so so good.
    I couldnt resist and had a macaroon with my coffee this morning.
    I am going to make another batch today to keep in the freezer. That good!
    Great recipe. Easy ingredients, actually had everything on hand.

  2. Simple and lovely cookie. My last attempt … well, the sugar oozed out of the meringue and burned. It was a mess.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Thank you!! 😀 There’s no granulated sugar in this recipe, so I think you should be AY-OK!. 😉

  3. Holy CRAP! I have all the ingredients in my cupboards, RIGHT NOW! Everything together ON THE SAME DAY! Yay!

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    The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    Look at you. Even when you’re “mis-behaving” you’re behaving! Coconut Macaroons are virtually fat free, are they not? Just a few extra calories. And, they look fantastic.

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