Coconut Macaroons

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Coconut Macaroons. © 2015.

Coconut lovers rejoice! This quick and easy coconut macaroons recipe is an excellent gluten-free option for the holidays or everyday. With a crisp golden exterior and a moist sweet interior, these classic coconutty bites are great for parties and your kiddos.

Feel free to play with the flavoring, and presentation of the macaroons. Almond extract and/or vanilla extract work well with this recipe. Sometimes I like to drizzle melted chocolate on the cooled macaroons, or dip the bottoms of the macaroons in melted chocolate. Stuffing each macaroon with a toasted almond adds a nice crunch as well.

The Coconut Macaroons recipe is listed below.

What’s your favorite coconut recipe? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below.

Coconut Macaroons
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A quick and easy coconut macaroons recipe.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Yield: 16 macaroons
  • 2 large egg whites
  • ⅓ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons pure almond extract or pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl until the sugar is incorporated and the mixture is frothy.
  3. Stir in the shredded coconut until the coconut is coated well with the egg mixture.
  4. Drop heaping tablespoons of the coconut mixture into 16 mounds on the prepared baking sheet. The mounds should be at least 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake until golden brown (15 to 17 minutes), rotating the baking sheet 180 degrees at the 8 minute mark.
  6. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minute, then transfer to a cooling grid.

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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 macaroons

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