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
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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 sweetened shredded 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 cookie: 83 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  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 level tablespoons 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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Ayy User ID: 9125275 264124
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017

"What could I replace with almond extract??"

greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 254171
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2016

"These were a huge hit at the party we had. They were so easy. Love the sweet coconut flavor! I will be making these again."

JanetL43 User ID: 8116410 221475
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."

mljacinto User ID: 7572244 57523
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!!!"

kerrizims User ID: 2706618 149982
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."

Notmine User ID: 7492755 149976
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."

cookyduck User ID: 7268118 149939
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"

luvmysubarulegacy User ID: 7126886 64370
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"I'm not a huge fan of coconut...but these are amazing! They are perfectly chewy and not too sweet. Followed the recipe except I used only 1 teaspoon of almond extract and that added just enough flavor. I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and dipped some cookies and drizzled others. These are very pretty cookies that I would be proud to serve to guests."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 63580
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"These were very good and easy. Mine did run a little in the oven, but nothing that prevented my family from eating all of them!!! Will be making again."

Jokol User ID: 6419544 64368
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"Just Awesome!! and so easy. I baked my 2nd batch a shorter time and they were better. 1st batch are a little too hard and crunchy. I will make again and again!"

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