Chewy Coconut Macaroons Recipe
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Chewy Coconut Macaroons Recipe

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These chewy cookies are my husband's favorites, so he requests them often. I like to make the macaroons on cold winter days and keep them in an airtight bowl on the kitchen counter. They never last long!—Peggy Key of Grant, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 83 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (0g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch


  1. In a bowl, toss the coconut, flour and salt. Stir in milk and extract until blended (mixture will be thick and sticky).
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 3 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 18-22 minutes or just until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 32 cookies.
Originally published as Chewy Coconut Macaroons in Light & Tasty October/November 2004, p31

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"These were a bit hit at this week's family dinner. Everyone likes chocolate so I placed a Hershey's Kiss on top of each macaroon while they were cooling. I use a cookie scoop to drop the mixture onto parchment paper. No messy hands and each cookie is the same size. I used 1 teaspoon rum extract instead of the almond extract."

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"These are very easy and everyone's favorite! My family often requests these. My sister will not share these with ANYONE!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"I was so excited to try these but my family didn't like them and requested not to make them again. The texture was unpleasantly chewy, not at all like a typical macaroon. I may try one more time just to see if it was a fluke that they didn't turn out but I was disappointed in this first round."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"Those that aren't sure about almond flavoring. Try vanilla flavoring as substitute. Most people love this flavoring in cookies cakes and pies."

Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"Very easy to make and very chewy, yum! I added a handful of frozen raspberries before baking and drizzled with white chocolate. They look beautiful too"

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