First Place Coconut Macaroons Recipe
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First Place Coconut Macaroons Recipe

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THESE COOKIES earned me a first-place ribbon at the county fair. They remain my husband's favorites—whenever I make them to give away, he always asks me where his batch is! I especially like the fact that the recipe makes a small enough batch for the two of us to nibble on. —Penny Ann Habeck Shawana, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 54 calories, 2g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Stir in egg whites and vanilla; mix well.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Macaroons in Reminisce Extra August 1996, p47

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sstetzel 252760
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"Hi Elsvgs,

Store these at room temperature for a couple days or keep them in the refrigerator up to a week.
Hope that helps!
Sue Stetzel
Taste of Home Magazine"

Elsavgs 252747
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"How to store the macaroons and what is the shelf life ?"

Susanconnors 249636
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2016

"some recipes call for condensed milk and are too sweet. This recipe is perfect. Light and the coconut flavor wins out!!"

kaybh1958 246561
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

"Really easy to make and taste great. After I made the first batch my husband looked at me and said can you make more? He wanted less sugar in it this time cause he said it was too sweet."

Suds996 245586
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"Yummy and supper easy to make. Will definitely make this recipe again!"

janetwatson1 239266
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"Super easy! I melted semi sweet chocolate chips in microwave, then dipped bottoms of macaroons after they cooled.. Beautiful and taste like Mounds candy, but in a cookie."

01tami 239120
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015 Edited Dec. 13, 2015

"This is an accurate review. Made exactly as recipe was written. 5 stars!!!! Super easy to make and a fabulous tasting macaroon.

This one is a keeper!!!!
Thank you so much for this recipe. I can see why you won 1st place.

Capnden 227535
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"The first time I made this recipe It didn't come out too well then I discovered that the recipe has omitted a step. You have to beat the egg whites to a soft peak before you add them to the coconut, then the recipe came out great."

vashla 227511
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"These are a favorite of my 9 year old son (I use less sugar for him, he still loves them!)."

yogiash 227078
Reviewed May. 28, 2015

"These came out perfect. They did not run, I even whipped the egg whites not knowing not to. I did use a silpat liner on my pan maybe that's why they didn't run? They are lovely morsels!! I did only get 14 cookies though. Will double next time."

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