Coconut Macaroons


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Confession. I’ve purchased a bag of coconut for the last 2-3 years with the plans of making coconut macaroons at Christmas. Each of those years I failed to complete the task. What can I say? It gets busy during this time of year and I always make grand baking plans, but some how fall short. However, I decided this would be the year and time has been on my side and I was able to make macaroons last weekend. I must say they are a thing of beauty and are quite delicious! Being from the South, we like our coconut recipes. Whether it’s a coconut pie or an epic coconut cake, we love the beauty of seeing that flaky, sweet goodness in our baked goods. Coconut macaroons are not only easy to make, they also require very little ingredients. I hope you try this recipe this holiday season!



Coconut Macaroons


Coconut Macaroons recipe from Food Network



14 ounce bag of coconut

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 extra large egg whites

1/4 teaspoon salt


Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set to the side. In a large bowl mix the coconut and the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla together until combined. In a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment add the eggs whites and salt and whisk until the egg whites form a nice peak. Gently fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.

With a 1 inch ice cream scoop, scoop the coconut mixture onto your baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes of until slighted browned. Cool on the cookie sheet then store in a sealed container. Enjoy!

  1. David @ Spiced12-09-15

    Oh man, it has been so long since I’ve had macaroons! My mom used to make them during the holidays, but somewhere along the line I just kinda forgot about them. I definitely need to make room in the holiday dessert lineup for these beauties! :-)

  2. Tamara12-13-15

    You should definitely make them David. I had forgotten how easy they are to make. Sometimes it’s the easier desserts that taste the best and bring back great memories! :-)

  3. Jessie12-14-15

    They ARE beautiful! Did you use unsweetened or sweetened coconut?

  4. Tamara12-20-15

    Hey Jessie! Thanks you! I used sweetened coconut. I hope you try these. They turned out great!