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Angel Macaroons Recipe

Angel Macaroons Recipe

"These chewy coconut cookies start with a boxed angel food cake mix," explains Renee Schwebach of Dumont, Minnesota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:60 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 cups flaked coconut


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, water and extract on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl; beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Fold in the coconut.
  • 2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove paper with cookies to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 89 calories, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch

Reviews for Angel Macaroons

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"Making these today, they flattened out. Also I baked them on wax paper, big mess, I had to peel them off and the paper stuck to the cookies. I think it meant to use parchment paper. Otherwise I added chocolate chips and almonds and finished off the other half of the batter and put. Them on a plane cookie sheet and they turned out better. However still hard to remove from the pan. Still delicious..

I wonder what I did wrong that they flattened out so much?"

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"Made these this afternoon.. Excellent.."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

"I have made these 5 times so far. They have been a big hit!! I did decrease the almond extract to 3/4 tsp. I add an extra 1/2 cup of coconut. Sometimes I add chocolate chips, sometimes I add toasted almonds. So far, the chocolate chip ones have been the favorite. Love this super easy recipe!!"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2013

"WOW!! if you like almond flavoring, this one is for you. I decided to use about 3/4 t. of almond flavoring instead of the 1 1/2 t. because I thought it sounded like too much. Just the small bit I put in is VERY strong and not good. I will try them again because I will only try 1/4 t. or try some vanilla."

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"I made these for my dad who is going through chemotherapy and it was a hit, calms his stomach. A friend referred me to them, these are not what you would expect a cookie to be, but still good!"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"Just wanted to know if you could add chocolate to this??"

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"I have a family member who has a nut allergy, can the almond extract be substituted with another?"

Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"These are so easy to make and everyone I shared them with loved them. I used only 1 teaspoon of almond extract and it was enough. Next time I will try with almond liq."

Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"I have been making these a lot this past week they are just going so fast.. I used a couple brands of the Angel food cake just to see the difference in between the both of them . You didn't mention the brand that you used on your recipe so I give those a taste test of my own ."

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2010

"I love coconut and today I made these wonderful cookies, I tasted one and I like them very much ,I used shredded coconut instead since I was out of the flaked one , the texture is much smoother in these ones in comparison to the ones in the picture, therefore these ones that I made can use a little extra touch on them and that is to drizzle some chocolate over them in a fine line or wiggly design . I love them just the same regardless of the texture and I will certainly make these over and over. Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe ."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

"I have an angel food cake mix that calls for 10 or 12 egg whites, can i use this cake mix?"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"I make these for my partner because they are low in fat and cholestorol. He loves them!"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"Wemade these quick and easy macaroons for xmas they are yummy!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

" I tried this for our ladies' tea.  It certainly was easy, but I didn't care for the taste.  Just my opinion."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"No, don't prepare the mix as you would for a cake.  Instead, just add the dry cake mix straight from the box to the ingredients listed in the recipe.  I haven't tried this particular recipe (the Angel Macaroons), but my husband loved the ones I made using a similar recipe (Soft Macaroons) on this board."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"I am confussed with recipe. Do I prepare the cake mix according to the box then add these ingredients or do I just use 1/2 cup of water for the whole thing. The recipe calls for 1 1/3 cup added to the megangue package."

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