In this post I’ll be sharing an Easy Coconut Macaroons Recipe. These coconut cookies are so delicious!
Coconut macaroons have crispy outer edges and a soft and chewy center and are a favorite treat anytime of the year but especially during the holidays.
These scrumptious little coconut cookies are great for sharing too!
The hubs considers coconut macaroons to be among his favorite treats because his grandmother used to make them.
Coconut macaroons are also versatile and can be left plain or with added chocolate.
If you enjoy the addition of chocolate then the macaroon cookie can be dipped on the bottom edges or just drizzle a little chocolate over the tops.
No matter which way you choose, you’ll have the best coconut macaroons!
Are you a fan of all things coconut? Check out my recipe for Southern Coconut Cake. It is a wonderful option for your holiday dessert table.
Macaroon Cookies Recipe
Don’t they look amazing?!? I love how simple macaroon cookies are to make.
This coconut macaroon recipe takes just five ingredients. Six, if you’re adding chocolate.
Here’s what you’ll need: sweetened condensed milk, coconut, an egg white, vanilla extract and almond extract.
Sometimes me think, “What is Friend?” Then me say, “Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.”~The Cookie Monster – Sesame Street
Easy Coconut Macaroons Recipe
Begin by adding whisking an egg white to form soft peaks in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
In a larger mixing bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine. The mixture will be quite sticky. Fold in the egg whipped egg white.
The egg white helps to lighten it up a little bit and also hold the cookie together as it bakes.
Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate
Should I refrigerate Coconut Macaroons? Yes, they will stay fresh longer if you do.
How Long do Coconut Macaroons Stay Fresh? If refrigerated, about a week. Not refrigerated, only a couple of days.
Homemade coconut macaroon cookies are best shared in person. Since they don’t stay fresh very long, shipping is just not worth the trouble.
A one inch scoop can be used to keep your cookies uniform in size.
Place the scoops of the macaroon mixture on a lined baking sheet. Bake until the coconut is toasty.
Once your macaroons are done, transfer them immediately to cooling racks. Allow them to cool completely.
By the way….Santa Claus happens to love coconut macaroons.
“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.”
If you’re planning to gift these cookies, I find that placing each one in a baking cup (like a cupcake liner) is a nice touch and keeps them from sticking together.
This also adds a nice decorative touch when placing the macaroons in a gifting tin.
Below, you’ll find exact measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card and keep scrolling for more holiday cookie recipes.
- 1 Large Egg White, beaten to soft peaks (use 2 egg whites for smaller eggs)
- 14 ounce Sweetened Flaked Coconut
- 14 ounce Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
- ½ teaspoon Almond Extract
- Chocolate Morsels
- Preheat oven to 325°F (162°C).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl; combine the coconut, sweetened condensed milk and flavor extracts. Folk in the beaten egg whites.
- Use a one inch scoop to scoop equal portions of the cookie mixture onto the lined baking sheet.
- Bake 25 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges.
- Transfer immediately to a cooling rack and cool completely.
- Melt chocolate morsels according to package directions and dip bottom of macaroon cookies. If preferred, the melted chocolate could also be drizzled over top of the cookies.
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Serving Size:2 Cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g
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