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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:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9 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 macaroons equals 108 calories, 5 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 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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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."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

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

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."

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.

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."

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