First-Place Coconut Macaroons
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
Makesabout 1-1/2 dozen
- 1-1/3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 large egg whites, room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a small bowl, combine the coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Add egg whites and vanilla; mix well.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
Test Kitchen Tips
Nutrition Facts1 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.
Every product is independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Feb 15, 2020
This is my new go to macaroon recipe. After trying this new recipe and the raves on this cookie, I threw my old recipe away. Very easy to make. A chocolate drizzle is very tasty also. The white chocolate can be tinted for the various holidays.
Feb 8, 2020
Turned out perfect
Dec 28, 2019
I too was sceptical when I read the directions, but was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I bake in Germany, so have two differences: I used unsweeteed DRY coconut, and I bake on parchment. The mix was not overly sticky, so I could form small balls instead of using two spoons (probably due to the low moisture content of the coconut). They baked like a charm. I got 15 cookies from this recipe. I took them to my first Holiday party with my new company, and my boss inhaled them. She said that I can keep my job :) Will try dipping the bottoms in chocolate next time (as suggested by previous contributor), ran out of time this batch. A very simple way to use up leftover egg whites, which have a habit of collecting in my refrigerator.
Dec 19, 2019
These are good macaroons....however, you need to beat egg white until frothy with solid peaks....add cream of tartar to make whites turn out better, add sugar and vanilla to whites and THEN add to coconut mixture. Bake at 350° not 325°. Also, bake for 18 minutes not 10!
Dec 16, 2019
Turned into melted puddles in the oven. I had the sneaking feeling the egg whites should be whipped, and then sugar added, etc. But I followed the video and written instructions to the letter and just ended up with a pile of coconut and the 'cookie' part bled out all over the cookie sheet like a pool of water. How did you guys make this recipe work? I'm so curious because there are many positive reviews - would like to know how to fix it.
Dec 10, 2019
Think I'll try these, sounds yummy
Nov 15, 2019
Excellent macaroons! I love sweets. They were delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
Oct 21, 2019
This is my second review and it still gets five stars! My husband has digestive issues, and all it takes is two macaroons a day to help him out. This recipe is quick and simple and makes just a small batch, about 9 to 12 cookies, which is perfect. Thanks for sharing!
Aug 16, 2019
Terrible. Not sweet at all, not crisp, generally repugnant and a waste of my time and ingredients.
Aug 5, 2019
DIP BOTTOMS IN CHOCOLATE