Coconut Macaroons Recipe

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I was looking for something to make with some left over shredded coconut and I had lying around and decided to go with Coconut Macaroons. If you don’t know what macaroons are, they are kind of like cookies. Macaroons with coconut are a very popular way to make them in the United States but how macaroons are made usually varies by country. This recipe has vey few ingredients and chances are you probably have most if not all of them already in your kitchen. The vanilla extract could be easily replaced with almond extract if you prefer that flavor. This will only make a pretty small batch so if you want more I might suggest doubling the recipe. If you’re looking for a quick, easy and delicious recipe for coconut macaroons give this one a try.
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1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Instructions:
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Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. In a small bowl mix together coconut, sugar, flour, and salt. Stir in egg whites and vanilla extract. Mix well.
Step 2: Grease a baking sheet and drop mixture by the rounded teaspoon onto the baking sheet.
Step 3: Bake at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Allow to cool.


30 Responses to “Coconut Macaroons Recipe”

  1. Ivy — October 24, 2008 @ 5:53 am

    You are right Bobby, they are quite different here in Greece but the ones you’ve made sound both easy and I bet very tasty. I have some leftover coconut and this is a great recipe for using leftover egg whites as well.

  2. Happy Cook — October 24, 2008 @ 7:42 am

    They looks so yumm. Are you using fresh coconut or dry coconut

  3. Bobby — October 24, 2008 @ 8:53 am

    Ivy – sometime I would definitly like to try Coconut macaroons from Greece!

    Happy Cook – I am using dry flaked coconut.

  4. Nicole — October 24, 2008 @ 12:44 pm

    My husband will love these. Thanks for the great recipe.

  5. Paulineh — October 25, 2008 @ 2:45 am

    The macaroons look delicious and I would also like to know if you used the fresh or dried coconut. I love cooking and this looks like a nice recipe for coffee afternoons.

  6. Arup — October 25, 2008 @ 6:27 am

    Is it dessicated coconut?

  7. grace — October 25, 2008 @ 6:44 am

    i can’t think of a better use for leftover coconut–they look perfect. 🙂

  8. Bobby — October 25, 2008 @ 8:55 pm

    Nicole – This recipe is amazing. thanks!

    Paulineh – I used dried flaked coconut.

    Arup – Nope, its not dessicated. It’s flaked coconut. Using dessicated is more traditional for macaroons though I think.

    grace – Thanks for the compliments.

  9. diva — October 26, 2008 @ 9:14 am

    i thought dessicated coconut will be more appropriate for this but i know of many recipes that use flaked coconut. it gives it more bite and more flavour actually!
    bobby these look fab..i havent had coconut macaroons for years..i’m getting melancholic now. x

  10. Ashley — October 26, 2008 @ 10:02 am

    My dad used to get me macaroons in a can when I was a kid, I haven’t had them in years.. I never really realized they were so easy to make.

  11. kathy in colorado — October 26, 2008 @ 3:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing this – I’m definitely going to give this a try. My husband would love these

  12. Niall Harbison — October 27, 2008 @ 5:41 pm

    Wow those look really good. I love these when they are a little crispy on the outside and all goey on the inside! You are right that they are a great way of using up old coconut!

  13. Roger Hamilton — October 28, 2008 @ 6:00 am

    Wow it looks delicious. I wonder how it tastes like. Thanks for the recipe, i would love to try it one day. Hope to see your new posts soon!

  14. OneShotBeyond — October 28, 2008 @ 9:46 am

    I don’t know why…but I had no idea these were so simple to make. They are such a unique sweet treat. I think I’ll be trying your recipe.

  15. Caroline — October 29, 2008 @ 12:45 pm

    Yup, so simple to make and so tasty. My husband ans I always make these.

  16. Happy Cook — November 3, 2008 @ 12:15 pm

    I get here those fine desicated coconuts, flaked one i have never seen. Should check out in some special shop

  17. Vicky — November 24, 2008 @ 6:38 pm

    I want tried it. and i never tried it before and i like put a cherries on top

  18. Erin — December 5, 2008 @ 8:23 pm

    my recipe has even fewer ingredients…just 3, coconut, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla…just like grandmother used to make

  19. John From Raleigh — December 6, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

    Quick, Easy and Delicious, as a matter of fact they were so easy I let my two year old do most of the work.

    I preheated and placed them in the oven.

  20. Yolanda — December 11, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

    I am going to try these they look yummy. thanks for the recipe

  21. linda mercado — December 11, 2008 @ 7:56 pm

    Quick and easy .they are great we enjoed them a lot. my husband said they were very very delicious

  22. Morganite — February 14, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

    These were delicious! Very similar to how my mother-in-law’s devine Coconut Pie tastes.

  23. Bonnie — March 10, 2009 @ 8:29 pm

    Can anyone give me any insight to how well these store. I want to make them for Passover, but would have to make them the day before – do you think they’ll still hold up well?

  24. Bobby — March 10, 2009 @ 8:42 pm

    Bonnie – they will hold up just fine, enjoy!

  25. Candice — May 10, 2009 @ 11:41 am

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I found a recipe very similar to this in a book that I have since lost and have been searching for the recipe ever since! I can’t wait to try it!

  26. April — June 27, 2009 @ 10:55 am

    Hey! These look great. Just wondering do you think fresh coconut would work or do I need dried? I’ve got two coconuts leftover and would love to make macaroons.


  27. Bobby — June 27, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

    April – Good question. I have not used fresh coconut alot in cooking and am not positive but I don’t see why not. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out!

  28. Brandy — December 10, 2009 @ 7:04 am

    Edible. But not that good…

  29. Eli Rainbow — April 4, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    Just made these…DELICIOUS and so simple to make! Used fresh coconut.

  30. Aisha — August 11, 2011 @ 9:22 am

    I’ve made these about half a dozen times now-love them! I’ve used both dried and fresh coconut and they both turn out great. Thank you for such a great recipe!

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