Polka-Dot Macaroons Recipe
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Polka-Dot Macaroons Recipe

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Macaroons studded with M&M's are easy to mix up in a hurry. That's good, because believe me, they never last long. —Janice Lass, Dorr, MI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:56 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 56 servings


  • 5 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups M&M's minis

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 99 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix coconut, milk and flour until blended; stir in M&M's.
  2. Drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
    Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving.
    Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Polka-Dot Macaroons in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p12

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"Made these for a Christmas party - a big hit. Made again today for a potluck...again a bit hit....my husband loves them since he likes coconut. Easy recipe, I left them in 15 minutes for a browner cookie. In my family recipe book."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"These are the easiest cookies and are fantastic! If you love coconut and m&ms, then you'll love these. I did use the mini holiday m&ms. So cute. Used a cookie scoop snd parchment. Will be on my yearly christmas cookie list"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"Great little cookies!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"This is my first time making this recipe. I'll see what my family thinks but personally I like them"

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"This is one of my favorite recipes to make. It's so simple! Couldn't find the baking bits but regular M&Ms work just fine. I love making them for the holidays and being able to use the holidays M&Ms"

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