TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and halved

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 129 calories, 6g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating constantly until thick and pale yellow. Stir together dry ingredients; fold into egg mixture. Stir in butter, vanilla and coconut.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased and floured baking sheets. Top with cherries. Bake at 325° for 10-13 minutes. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Holiday Macaroons in Country Woman November/December 1992, p35

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