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 sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large 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, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Add 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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dcscake_OH User ID: 228890 259331
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2017

"These macaroons turned out great, my family and co-workers loved them when I took them to work."

cajuncathy User ID: 4554738 258166
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2016

"This is great and easy! It tastes very similar to what we used to get a long time ago from a restaurant. I will definitely do it again, and probably fix five times as much! ! This will be a recipe that is made often....perfect with a cup of coffee! ( and egg whites were not beaten before mixing it together. )"

Bonnie Jasper User ID: 8985103 258086
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2016

"this is a keeper, they are soooooo good"

Anna User ID: 8953795 255435
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2016

"I am not reviewing this recipe yet, and I hope to make these soon, but in looking at the reviews I want to know are the egg whites supposed to whipped to soft peaks before mixing with the other ingredients. Please help!!!!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 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 User ID: 8914360 252747
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

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

Susanconnors User ID: 8881891 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 User ID: 6737309 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 User ID: 8808432 245586
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

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

janetwatson1 User ID: 8659732 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."

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