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Angel Macaroons Recipe

Angel Macaroons Recipe

"These chewy coconut cookies start with a boxed angel food cake mix," explains Renee Schwebach of Dumont, Minnesota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:60 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, water and extract on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl; beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Fold in the coconut.
  • 2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove paper with cookies to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 89 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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debpetersen User ID: 452182 252762
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"Love this recipe - and the cookies are always gobbled up where ever I take them!"

Patsylew User ID: 8178751 215698
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"Making these today, they flattened out. Also I baked them on wax paper, big mess, I had to peel them off and the paper stuck to the cookies. I think it meant to use parchment paper. Otherwise I added chocolate chips and almonds and finished off the other half of the batter and put. Them on a plane cookie sheet and they turned out better. However still hard to remove from the pan. Still delicious..

I wonder what I did wrong that they flattened out so much?"

dkfarley1109 User ID: 7490651 21514
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"Made these this afternoon.. Excellent.."

Vicks6 User ID: 5093215 88722
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

"I have made these 5 times so far. They have been a big hit!! I did decrease the almond extract to 3/4 tsp. I add an extra 1/2 cup of coconut. Sometimes I add chocolate chips, sometimes I add toasted almonds. So far, the chocolate chip ones have been the favorite. Love this super easy recipe!!"

Stamper50 User ID: 5335141 25771
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2013

"WOW!! if you like almond flavoring, this one is for you. I decided to use about 3/4 t. of almond flavoring instead of the 1 1/2 t. because I thought it sounded like too much. Just the small bit I put in is VERY strong and not good. I will try them again because I will only try 1/4 t. or try some vanilla."

Chemofix User ID: 6353458 28130
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"I made these for my dad who is going through chemotherapy and it was a hit, calms his stomach. A friend referred me to them, these are not what you would expect a cookie to be, but still good!"

allilala User ID: 5623942 59914
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"Just wanted to know if you could add chocolate to this??"

sdornbush186 User ID: 2648485 81978
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"I have a family member who has a nut allergy, can the almond extract be substituted with another?"

conniekitchen User ID: 2489645 21513
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"These are so easy to make and everyone I shared them with loved them. I used only 1 teaspoon of almond extract and it was enough. Next time I will try with almond liq."

Homecooking29 User ID: 4564336 28114
Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"I have been making these a lot this past week they are just going so fast.. I used a couple brands of the Angel food cake just to see the difference in between the both of them . You didn't mention the brand that you used on your recipe so I give those a taste test of my own ."

Homecooking29 User ID: 4564336 73030
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2010

"I love coconut and today I made these wonderful cookies, I tasted one and I like them very much ,I used shredded coconut instead since I was out of the flaked one , the texture is much smoother in these ones in comparison to the ones in the picture, therefore these ones that I made can use a little extra touch on them and that is to drizzle some chocolate over them in a fine line or wiggly design . I love them just the same regardless of the texture and I will certainly make these over and over. Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe ."

msggiesss User ID: 4834633 25749
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

"I have an angel food cake mix that calls for 10 or 12 egg whites, can i use this cake mix?"

Nancy White User ID: 3711088 21509
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"I make these for my partner because they are low in fat and cholestorol. He loves them!"

monica bush User ID: 3715867 30422
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"Wemade these quick and easy macaroons for xmas they are yummy!!!"

Happily Retired User ID: 3403046 25747
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

" I tried this for our ladies' tea.  It certainly was easy, but I didn't care for the taste.  Just my opinion."

BrytEyz User ID: 2759683 26823
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"No, don't prepare the mix as you would for a cake.  Instead, just add the dry cake mix straight from the box to the ingredients listed in the recipe.  I haven't tried this particular recipe (the Angel Macaroons), but my husband loved the ones I made using a similar recipe (Soft Macaroons) on this board."

psj81259 User ID: 3681506 26822
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"I am confussed with recipe. Do I prepare the cake mix according to the box then add these ingredients or do I just use 1/2 cup of water for the whole thing. The recipe calls for 1 1/3 cup added to the megangue package."

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